What Are the Types of Weather Maps?

Some types of weather maps are temperature, wind, pressure, radar, jet stream, satellite and front maps. These different weather maps provide information on the prevailing meteorological conditions of a specific location. For example, a temperature map can include the variation in temperatures either on a global scale or confined to a smaller sector, such as a particular city or country.

Some other types of temperature maps are heat index and wind chill factor maps. Most temperature maps can present data with either a color scale or temperature number ranges.

Each particular type of weather map presents different meteorological information that helps meterologists forecast weather conditions. A front map indicates regions of a country that have cold, warm or stationary fronts. A blue line may indicate a cold front, and a warm front is a red line. Alternating blue and red lines can represent a stationary front.