Climate is affected by several factors.
Annual averages and variations
• Climate describes the long term weather patterns of an area.
• Climatic data can indicate the warmest and coldest temperatures in an area.
Limitations of normals
•While climate describes the average weather conditions for a region, normal values apply only to the specific place where the meteorological data were collected.
•Most meteorological data are gathered at airports, it only operates in up to date data to work.
Causes of Climate
• Climates vary depending on location, it is warmer in Dallas, Texas than in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
•There are several reasons for such climatic variations, including differences in latitude, topography, closeness of lakes and oceans, availability of moisture, global wind patterns, ocean currents, and air masses.