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The weather at the World Cup

Join Will, Eoghan and Sam as they discuss the impending football World Cup and what the weather in Brazil might have instore for the teams and fans. Managers,players and fans alike will be searching for a scapegoat for their forthcomingfailure and the weather is likely to play a role.

Is there even a chance of snow at the World Cup?

Weather statistics sourced from Wikipedia, which utilises data from the World Meteorological Organisation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and WeatherBase.

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Photograph of thunderstorms near the Parana River in southern Brazil in 1984 taken by an astronaut on the space shuttle. Will the weather rain on the World Cup parade? Image source: NASA Earth Observatory.
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The first ever, brand new, inaugural, shiny podcast from the University of Manchester Centre for Atmospheric Science. This week talking about the World Cup: why is it tough to play at high altitude? Is the Jabulani ball really rubbish? Also a round up of some stories from the atmospheric science community like the drought in N.W. England, dodgy science reporting and hurricane predictions.

Featuring: Gavin McMeeking (host), Andy Russell, Will Morgan, Grant Allan, Niall Robinson, Hugo Ricketts, Jennifer Muller

Production: Niall Robinson

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