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What's the Weather Like?

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Secondary data is data that has already been collected so you do not have to collect it for yourself. Weather data is easily available and there are lots of interesting questions to explore, making comparisons over time and space.

Here is a spreadsheet containing weather data for Shawbury, Eastbourne and Nairn.

What questions or hypothesis can you come up with, that this data could help you to answer?

What analysis will you need to do to test your hypotheses?

Here are some aspects to consider:
You could compare data from the three different weather stations.
You could compare different months of the year, or different seasons.
You could look for trends over time - how has temperature or rainfall changed over the years?

Send us your reports with your hypothesis, data analysis and conclusions using the Submit a Solution link.

The spreadsheet contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v1.0, taken from the Met Office website.