The world will celebrate World Meteorological Day on March 23, 2023, to commemorate the founding of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1950.
New York, NY (Merxwire) - The weather is closely related to our lives. To commemorate the establishment of the World Meteorological Organization Convention, March 23 is specially designated as World Meteorological Day every year, and everyone's attention to climate issues is raised through celebrations around the world. This year's festival focuses on raising awareness of the importance of oceans and climate and weather forecasting and increasing public awareness of climate issues.
In addition to the familiar weather forecast, the weather has much interesting little knowledge. Here are five meteorological facts you may not know, and let's admire the magic of nature together.
1. About 100 bolts of Lightning strike the Earth every second.
Lightning is a powerful electrical discharge when charges build up in the atmosphere. These charges can be generated by weather conditions such as thunderstorms, hurricanes, and volcanic eruptions. The region with the most Lightning in the world is Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela, which experiences an average of 233 lightning strikes per square kilometer per year and is known as the Lightning Capital of the World.
2. More than 100 English words exist for rain in the UK.
Because it rains so often in the UK, there are many words to describe different types of rain. Although it is difficult to say precisely how many words are used to describe rain in English, it is estimated that there may be as many as 100 or more. For example:
Drizzle - light rain in very fine droplets
Mist - light rain that is so fine it almost feels like a mist
Shower - a brief period of rain
Deluge - a heavy and continuous rain
Torrential - rich and intense rain
Spitting - light and intermittent rain
Drip - light and slow rain that falls in drops
Squall - a sudden, strong gust of wind accompanied by rain
Sleet - a mixture of rain and snow
Hail - tiny balls of ice that fall during thunderstorms
3. Men are more likely to be struck by Lightning than women.
Not because Lightning is also sexist. While statistics show that men are four times more likely to be struck by Lightning than women, scientists believe the main reason is that men enjoy outdoor activities that put them at increased risk of being struck by Lightning, such as fishing, camping, and hiking.
4. hottest day in the world
The world's hottest day was recorded on July 10, 1913, at Furnace Creek Ranch in California, USA, with a temperature of 56.7C (134F).
5. the coldest day in the world
On July 21, 1983, in Vostok, Antarctica, the temperature was -89.2C (-128.5F), making it the coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth.