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Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

08th March 2009

Today's experiment involves a bit of weather science. When the raindrops are streaming down the windowpane and the gutters are rushing with small rivers, it's the perfect time to get outside and take a rain check. Read on to find out how.

Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

08th March 2009

Melissa Corkhill

By Melissa Corkhill

08th March 2009

What you need:
Bucket (with no holes!)
Permanent marker
Notebook

Pull on some wellies and macs and get outside today to make a rain gauge. Take an old bucket and mark centimetres inside with a permanent marker. Place in an open space outside and every day take a rain level reading. Keep a note of your readings and also weather observations in your notebook. After a few weeks of collecting data you may start to notice some patterns and be able to predict the weather a few hours in advance.

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