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What is the difference between climate and weather?
Friday May 11th 2018
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What is the difference between climate and weather? — Yohon, India
Answer

Weather is the temperature and other outside conditions (such as rain, cloudiness, etc.) at a particular time and place. Climate is the usual weather conditions in a particular place or region. Below are some examples of how each is used.

 Weather

  • What's the weather going to be like today?
  • This rainy weather is not what I want to be outside in.
  • If the weather is nice tomorrow we can go to the beach.
  • The weather is great for camping right now.

 Climate

  • The country's climate is ideal for growing grapes.
  • I want to live in a place with a warm climate year round.
  • These trees grow in humid climates.
  • What is the climate like in your region?

 

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