Interesting Facts About Weather
1. Sandstorms can cover an entire city.
2. The lowest temperature ever measured on Earth is −89.2 °C (−128.6 °F; 184.0 K). This temperature was recorded on 21 July 1983 at a Russian station in Antarctica.
3. You will find more spiders in your house than usual during mild autumn weather.
4. A heatwave can bend train tracks.
5. A drop of rain can be the size of a house fly and can fall on you at a speed of 30 kmph.
6. On July 5, 2001, there was red rain in our state of Kerala. The secret of this red colored rain has not been revealed yet.
7. Once due to a hurricane, 900 pythons ran away from a zoo in the US state of Florida.
8. When there is a flood, insects start coming out of the ground.
9. There can be so much snow in Antarctica that you can’t see your hand in front of your face.
10. In 1972, a blizzard covered 200 villages in Iran in a layer of ice 8 meters thick.
11. Some frogs start making noise just before it rains.
12. In 525 BC, a sand storm buried hundreds of soldiers in the Egyptian desert.
13. Due to extreme cold in 1684, the Thames River of England was frozen for 2 months.
14. Cats and dogs have the power to sense a tornado coming from afar.
15. Wind makes no sound unless it is moving against an object.
16. Global temperatures have increased by 0.94 °C (1.7 °F) since 1880.
17. At any time on the earth, clouds roar 1800 times every second and lightning strikes 100 times.
18. Every minute the earth receives rain equivalent to a weight of 1 million tons.
19. A molecule of water remains in the Earth’s atmosphere for an average of 10-12 days.
20. The highest rainfall in the world occurs in the Mansiram region of Meghalaya state of India, where the same rainfall is more than 11 meters.
21. The highest ever recorded temperature on Earth is 56.7°C (134°F). This data was recorded at a place called Greenland Ranch in the Death Valley of the US state of California.
22. The country most affected by tornadoes is America, which faces an average of 1200 tornadoes every year.