Definition of weather map in US English:

weather map


  • A map showing the state of the weather over a large area.

    • ‘On a weather map, a warm front is denoted by a line with red semicircles pointing in the direction of travel.’
    • ‘Where can I obtain a weather map of the USA showing the fronts, etc., published on a particular date?’
    • ‘They check the weather map for all of Europe to see if they can't go somewhere else.’
    • ‘This diagram is the same as the one above except that the major pressure and wind zones have been replaced by a typical isobaric weather map.’
    • ‘There's a small semi-circle on the weather map where no snow has fallen.’
    • ‘The BBC will introduce a change to the perspective of its new 3D weather map after carefully assessing feedback from viewers.’
    • ‘They then create the color-coded weather maps that you see on our service and also send us the city five day forecasts.’
    • ‘You'd have to know where Dallas is and how to read a weather map.’
    • ‘The lower the air pressure and the closer the isobars are on a weather map, the faster the winds will rotate and the bigger the swell will get, resulting in larger waves.’
    • ‘Further to our earlier posts, the BBC has now altered the projection of their new weather map in order to show more of the north and Scotland.’
    • ‘They become very good amateur meteorologists and can look at a synoptic weather map to see when, and where, they would get the best visibility.’
    • ‘They were told, for instance, how isobars are plotted on weather maps by the hour, how radiosonde balloons are primed and sent up to make upper air measurements and how ozone levels are monitored.’
    • ‘On the TV in the corner, there was the familiar multi-color weather map.’
    • ‘The warm front symbol on a weather map marks the warm-cold boundary at the earth's surface.’
    • ‘Global warming is thought to be transforming the weather map of the United Kingdom and recent years have seen a series of floods in southern England.’
    • ‘I opened up my handy weather forecasting program, and looked at the weather map.’
    • ‘They check the BBC's online weather map to spot torrential rain soaking the UK while it is 106F in Delhi and read up the latest news on the web.’
    • ‘Those are great storm systems to have on your weather map.’
    • ‘First things first - compare and contrast the BBC's current European weather map with the one for North America.’
    • ‘The weather map symbol for a cold front is a blue line with triangles pointing in the direction the cold air is moving.’
    • ‘Here is the up-to-the-minute Channel 5 weather map.’