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100 Weather Trivia Questions To Give You Something To Talk About

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December 3, 2022

Awkward conversations about the weather are a human curse. But we decided to make a fascinating weather quiz, so you have fun the next time you talk about the weather.

Do you know the name for a giant tropical storm? If you do, can you name the center of a hurricane? Do you remember when Hurricane Katrina occurred? Because you could be thinking 2012, but that was Hurricane Sandy

You may think it is hot this summer, but do you know what the highest temperature recorded on earth is? We’ll give you only two guesses. If you are only surviving summer and cannot wait for winter, you probably know what the lowest recorded temperature on earth is. Or maybe you don’t. Can you see that weather is a fun and detailed topic of conversation? We have many more weather trivia questions and answers below for your next conversation filler.

If you are a weather geek who knows what a paleoclimatologist is, check out our math, geology, and physics quizzes.

1. Which of these devices measures wind speed?

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2. In degrees Celsius, what was England's lowest ever recorded temperature?

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3. Which is not a region where tropical storms develop?

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4. What will lightning tend to strike first?

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5. In which year was England's highest ever temperature recorded?

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6. Which of the following is anticipated to be a consequence of global warming?

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1. When the ground temperature falls below freezing and ice forms, what is it called?

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2. Which weather phenomenon does the USA experience on average 730 times a year?

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3. A wind at force 10 on the Beaufort scale can have what effect on trees?

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4. Which of these weather phenomena is caused by rapidly expanding air?

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5. What will a direct lightning strike probably do to a person?

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6. Which of these weather phenomena is caused by slope, precipitation and instability ?

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1. What weather condition does a black ball indicate on a synoptic chart?

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2. What is the term for to the average weather conditions in a particular location?

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3. What is the scientific name for the clouds popularly known as 'mackerel sky'?

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4. In a weather forecast, if the wind is 'veering', how is it changing?

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5. What is weather like close to the equator?

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6. In which country is the rainiest place in the world?

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1. Maps summarizing atmospheric conditions in a wide area at any time is called a what?

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2. If you suffer from nephophobia, which weather phenomenon do you fear?

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3. Which of the following occurs with all thunderstorms?

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4. In which of these years did the UK undergo a long drought in the summer?

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5. What happens to the atmospheric pressure on the approach of a cold front?

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6. Where would you experience a Downburst?

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1. On the Beaufort scale, which of these measurements is synonymous with a hurricane?

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2. At what speed does a wind become hurricane force?

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3. An anemometer is used to measure what?

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4. Which sort of clouds produce hail?

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5. What is the greatest amount of rainfall in one day, occurring on Reunion Island in 1952?

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6. Regular cycles of weather changes are known as what?

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1. Which country contains the world's hottest place, Daliol, where the average daily temperature is 94 degrees Fahrenheit?

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2. Which phenomena does the Beaufort scale measure?

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3. At what height above ground do meteorologists measure standard temperatures?

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4. What is the difference between a hurricane and typhoon?

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5. Which of these cloud types appear in the sky between 0 and 2,000m?

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6. Which weather phenomenon is set off by giant thunderclouds called 'supercells'?

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1. For how many years have parts of the Chilean Atacama desert been without rain?

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2. Weather occurs in which of the Earth's spheres?

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3. Which of these UK cities gets the most rain in a year?

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4. Weather is made up of temperature, precipitation, wind and what else?

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5. Which two weather conditions are needed to form a rainbow?

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6. The rising of what in the Eastern sky marks the start of each day?

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1. Which two words best describe the climate in the tropical rainforest zone?

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2. Which of these weather phenomena is caused by slope, precipitation and instability ?

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3. What number would a 'moderate breeze' be on the Beaufort scale?

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4. On a weather chart, if the isobars are close together, what sort of weather can be expected?

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5. What is directly caused by the unequal heating of the atmosphere by the sun?

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6. Hurricane Camille devasted the US in which year?

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1. Many people believe extremes of weather are caused by what?

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2. What name is given to the phenomenon of tiny drops of water condensing on cold objects near the ground?

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3. In the Northern Hemisphere, an air mass from the South brings what characteristics?

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4. The fastest tornado winds in the US were recorded where?

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5. What name is given to the center of a hurricane?

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6. What is the collective term for rain, snow, hail and sleet?

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1. When the weather is significantly different from the average it is known as

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2. Nacreous and Noctilucent are forms of which weather formation?

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3. What in meteorology is measured in Okats?

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4. Where is the safest place to be during a winter storm?

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5. What was the first mobile tornado tracking device called?

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6. What is the name of a river of air found 6-8 miles above the surface and that can blow as fast as 200 mph?

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1. What is the highest surface wind speed ever recorded?

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2. Which country experiences the most tornadoes?

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3. Which is the safest place to be during a tornado?

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4. What name is given to the prevailing winds that are found in the Earth's equatorial region?

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5. When the Sun shines on water droplets in the air what is seen?

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6. According to the Beaufort Scale, what speed must a wind reach to be classified as a hurricane?

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1. Trying to predict the weather is known as weather what?

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2. The device called a baroscope is used to measure what?

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3. Which of these is NOT the name of a wind?

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4. What forms when a tornado runs over water?

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5. Which weather phenomenon has never been recorded in Singapore?

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6. What color appears in the middle of a rainbow?

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1. Which of these is NOT a type of cloud?

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2. What was the name given to the hurricane that hit North Carolina in September 2000?

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3. What was the most powerful solar storm in history, recorded in 1859, called?

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4. What is a descriptive term for gusty winds that accompany cold weather?

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5. Aneroid or Torricellian are used by weatherman, what are they?

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6. Cuba-Florida Hurricane devasted the US in which year?

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1. On average, how many lightning strikes a year does London experience?

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2. Lake Okeechobee Hurricane devasted the US in which year?

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3. Which of these climatic zones does Great Britain come into?

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4. The Soloviev-Imamura scale is used to measure what?

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5. How many points are there on a snowflake?

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6. What would you use a ceilometer to record?

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1. Precipitation is a term referring to which material?

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2. Which country destroyed its own weather satellite in 2007?

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3. Which direction do a cyclone's winds blow in Kansas?

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4. When the weather is significantly different from the average it is known as what?

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5. Most weather takes place in the what?

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6. What do we call the study of the weather?

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1. Standing in the Northern Hemisphere with wind on your back, where's the low pressure?

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2. Which of these cloud types appear in the sky between 5,000m and 13,000m?

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3. In each minute around the world, what is experienced 6,000 times?

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4. Approximately how many volts of static electricity does a lightning flash produce?

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5. Which of these is the safest position to adopt if you are in danger of being struck by lightning?

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6. In degrees Celsius, what 'wind chill' drop in temperature does a wind of 10 knots result in?

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1. Which of these can put out a fire?

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2. Which is the cloud type highest in altitude?

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3. Coming in at over 1 inch, where in 1893 recorded the most rainfall ever in Britain in a 5 minutes period?

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4. Low pressure is usually associated with what type of weather?

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