1. Which city is currently the warmest? 3. What is the range of temperatures? 5. What is the time difference between Birmingham and Bangkok. 7. It takes 11 hours to fly from Bangkok to Birmingham. If you take off at midday from Bangkok, what time will you arrive in Birmingham (local time)? 
2. What is the mean (average) temperature of these four cities?
4. Estimate the temperatures inside and outside your classroom right now. 6. What will be the time in Boston when it is half past midnight in Brisbane? 8. Can you guess which two cities in the world have the biggest time difference? 
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The temperature and times given are current (live) data so we are unable to provide answers to all of the questions.
1. Which city is currently the warmest?
3. What is the range of temperatures? 5. What is the time difference between Birmingham and Bangkok?. 7. It takes 11 hours to fly from Bangkok to Birmingham. If you take off at midday from Bangkok, what time will you arrive in Birmingham (local time)? 
2. What is the mean (average) temperature of these four cities? 4. Estimate the temperatures inside and outside your classroom right now. 6. What will be the time in Boston when it is half past midnight in Brisbane? 8. Can you guess which two cities in the world have the biggest time difference? 
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There are now extensive weather records for recent years available on the Internet. Students could find this data, organise it, apply their knowledge of probability and produce their own weather forecast for the next week.
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