Have a look at Windyty.com.
Spin the globe, zoom in and out, click the overlays.
PLAY with it.
As you play you will learn some things about our world. Nifty things, trivial things, and critically important things.
Like, for instance, why humans finally decided that they’d rather dig a ditch through a continent than attempt to sail around it.
I’ve bookmarked the site, and will make it part of my trawl anytime something interesting is happening with the weather. And anytime I want to see why there aren’t more pleasure cruises running between Argentina and Antarctica.