Weather

Discover thousands of fun and interesting facts about the weather – from the bizarre to the extreme, learn all your weather facts here.

Hurricane
6 May

12 Important Facts About How To Survive A Hurricane

Hurricanes affect millions of people every year, all over the world – and in many cases, these scary natural disasters are simply unavoidable. That is why it is so important to know what to do and what not to do during a hurricane to better your chances of survival. A disclaimer: you shouldn’t use this …
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18 Aug

10 Soggy Facts about Rain

Rain, rain, go away… well, some of us like the odd downpour, and rain’s an essential part of keeping our ecosystem running. However, there’s more to these little drops than meets the eye. Grab an umbrella, and take a look at some fun facts about rain if you’re stuck indoors for the foreseeable future… 1. …
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16 Aug

10 Curious Facts about Clouds

Of all the weather phenomena we’re used to seeing day after day, clouds are some of the most mysterious. What keeps these fluffy monoliths up in the sky? They bring us rain, snow, hail, sleet, and block the sun when we could really use some rays. But, aside from knowing where they are and what …
facts about lightning
24 Dec

11 Loud Facts About Lightning

Lightning literally brightens up the night sky! This burst of electricity can be dramatic and fascinating from a distance – but can be deadly if you are incredibly unlucky! Here are some fun facts about lightning that you may not be aware of. 1. Lightning strikes all over the world, all of the time. Annually …
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22 Dec

14 Willowy Facts About The Wind

We’ve all felt the wind blow at one time or another – but how much do you actually know about this weather phenomenon? Do you know what causes the wind, or how you can measure it? Right here, we’ll take a look at some fun facts about the wind, and all the science behind it! …
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11 Oct

16 Devastating Facts About Hurricanes

Hurricanes are deadly, devastating, and fascinating at the same time. They are some of the deadliest natural phenomena on the planet, mostly tearing across the US and the Caribbean, causing untold damage in their wake. There are even people who like to chase and record hurricanes and tornadoes – rather them than us! We’ve run …
Facts about Northern Lights
10 Oct

17 Nifty Facts About The Northern Lights

The natural world really is amazing – and one of the most popular sights in the northern hemisphere is Aurora Borealis, or the Northern Lights! These fantastic, colorful light cascades can only be spotted in the sky in specific locations – it’s a dream vacation for many people north and south! Even if you regularly …
Global Warming Facts
20 Aug

27 Alarming Facts About Global Warming

Global warming is a topic that still seems to be causing a bit of a stir. Scientific studies across the decades show that our planet is getting warmer. This not only means that our polar ice caps are at risk of melting, but it also means that we could be saying goodbye to many species …
Fun Facts about Blizzards
20 Jul

9 Fun Facts About Blizzards

You’re unlikely to pay much attention to blizzards unless you’re getting struck by one! Here’s some fun facts about blizzards, and how extraordinary and deadly they can be at the same time… 1. What classifies as a blizzard? It is only considered blizzard conditions if the winds are in excess of 35 miles per hour, …
facts about floods
30 Jun

17 Frightening Facts About Flooding

Flooding is truly devastating. Occurring for a variety of reasons, floods are some of the deadliest natural and artificial events which ravage homes and businesses all over the world. Floods can arise through bursting of waterway banks, during earthquakes and during hurricanes. In some cases, flooding can simply occur during intense rainfall when poor defenses …
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13 Jun

17 Revealing Facts About Rainbows

Rainbows disappear as quickly and as mysteriously as they appear. They are used as symbols for different causes and companies around the globe, and are seen as a symbol of health, happiness and honor. So how are these etherial optical effects formed and how do they disappear without a trace? What historic tales of leprechauns …
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23 May

15 Turbulent Facts About Tornadoes

Tornadoes, twisters – you name them – are huge spirals of dangerous wind that often cause a lot of damage and can even prove fatal.  Many people love following tornadoes, as from a distance they can look amazing!  However, it’s probably best to try and keep a strong tornado at more than just arm’s length. …