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Folk meteorology (Pučka meteorologija)

Organization:
Student(s):Petra Višić Kate Kukuljica Petra Marušić
Grade Level:Middle School (grades 6-8, ages 11-14)
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Contributors:Dubravka Rasol
Date Submitted: 12/30/2019

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In modern times that we live in, the weather forecast is the most popular product of meteorological science and its practical usage. Nowdays people are planning their daily life and business based on the weather forecast. But even today the contemporary experience meets ancient tradition. This project is a result that stemmed from our pupil's desire to familiarize themselves more with our folk meteorology. We live in Littoral Croatia, by the Adriatic Sea, where the lives of people were inextricably entwined with the weather. They regularly observed the sky and the sea making the prognosis what the weather would be. This knowledge of the weather passed on from generation to generation. The folk weather prognosis are based mostly on certain days, especially on religious holidays. We have chosen three folk sayings about the weather which are connected with the exact dates so that we can analyse and compare them with the actual meteorological data collected over the last ten years on several meteorological stations in the areas of Littoral Croatia, Mountainous Croatia and Lowland Croatia.