What is weather?

  • (noun): The meteorological conditions: temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation.
    Example: "They were hoping for good weather"; "every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception"
    Synonyms: weather condition, atmospheric condition
    See also — Additional definitions below


Weather is the state of the atmosphere, to the degree that it is hot or cold, wet or dry, calm or stormy, clear or cloudy. Most weather phenomena occur in the troposphere, just below the stratosphere. Weather generally refers to day-to-day temperature and precipitation activity, whereas climate is the term for the average atmospheric conditions over longer periods of time. When used without qualification, "weather" is understood to be the weather of Earth.

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Some articles on weather:

Space Weather
... Weather is not limited to planetary bodies ... that has features analogous to conventional weather systems (such as pressure and wind) and is generally known as space weather ...
WTVT - News Operation - Weather Coverage
... WTVT's weather team is the most experienced weather team in the State of Florida, with over 115 years of combined experience, with most of that experience spent at ... WTVT was the first TV news station in Florida to use radar in its weather presentation, and has made many advancements with the technology ... WTVT was also one of the first to use computer graphics in weather forecasts in the late-1970s, originally called "Weathervision" (no relation to the weather reporting company of the same name) ...
Office Of Oceanic And Atmospheric Research - What NOAA Research Does - Atmospheric Research
... For instance, improvements in forecast and warning services provided by the National Weather Service are a direct result of NOAA research ... gathered by satellites and Doppler weather radars (NEXRAD), and sophisticated weather warning and information processing and communications systems, have ...

More definitions of "weather":

  • (verb): Cause to slope.
  • (adj): Towards the side exposed to wind.
    Synonyms: upwind
  • (verb): Change under the action or influence of the weather.
    Example: "A weathered old hut"
  • (verb): Sail to the windward of.

Famous quotes containing the word weather:

    Haze, char, and the weather of All Souls:
    A giant absence mopes upon the trees:
    Richard Wilbur (b. 1921)

    When the weather suits you not,
    Try smiling;
    When your coffee isn’t hot,
    Try smiling;
    Unknown. Try Smiling (l. 1–4)