What is Temperature?

Temperature is the measurement of how hot or cold something is. It’s like a thermometer reading in a doctor’s office but for the air around us. Whether we’re deciding what to wear or planning a day out, temperature plays a big role in our decisions. Scientists measure temperature in degrees, and you might see it in Celsius (°C), Fahrenheit (°F), or Kelvin (K), depending on where you are in the world.

What is the Impact of Temperature?

For weather and climate, temperature is a key variable. Temperature has a direct impact on weather prediction, human health, agriculture, and the environment. Changes in temperature impact atmospheric stability, air pressure, moisture content, and precipitation type, all of which have a direct effect on the evolution of weather systems and resulting sensible weather impacts. Cold weather can lead to winter storms whereas heat can lead to extreme droughts and the like.