Weather and Climate

They are not the same thing.

Weather

The current state of the atmosphere at a place and time consisting to temperature, precipitation, wind, humidity, sky conditions, and air pressure.

Climate

The weather conditions prevailing in an area in general.

The Difference

The difference is that Weather changes everyday. Climate more of a description of the type of weather you'll see in that area.

Weather

  • All weather begins at the sun. Whether it's sunny, windy, or any form of precipitation.
Precipitations



  • Rain
  • Snow
  • Hail
  • Graupel
  • Drizzle
  • Freezing Rain
  • Mixed Precipitation

What causes Climate?

Vocabulary



  • Microclimate- A small area with different climate conditions.


  • Tropical Zone- The are near the equator, where climates are warm.


  • Polar Zone- Near the North and South poles, where climates are cold.


  • Temperate Zone- Are between the tropical zone and each of the polar zone. Weather in the temperate zone ranges from warm in the summer to cold in the winter.


  • Marine Climate- The climate of an area near an ocean or large lake.


  • Continental Climates- They have hotter and colder seasons than do marine climates.


  • Windward- The side of a mountain is the side the wind hits.


  • Leeward- The side of a mountain that the wind does not hit.


  • Monsoon-Large sea and land breezes that change directions with the seasons.