Climate And Weather
It has become a norm as the following lines will explain, whereas there’s a whole lot of the difference between the two, to use the conditions of weather and climate synonymously.
Climate is the average weather of a place observed for thirty years or more, usually over a long time period. These conditions are well known at a specific location and well-established. For instance, it is known that London’s climate is mild both is winters and summers with frequent precipitation. What does it mean? It means that it is a fact that is well-established that the summers as well as the winters at London are USUALLY London and mild has a rainy climate.
To cite another example, the climate of Cairo is dry and hot in summer and cool and dry in winters. . It means that the summers at Cairo are very hot while the winters are cool. Weather’s statement is giving the following information that climate is dry both in winter and summer and indeed it is to us! Cairo records 1 inch of rain annually.
Weather is the state of temperature, pressure, relative humidity and rainfall and it can deviate considerable from the long term average described above. It is a concept that is really straightforward. After the year 2000, especially during recent years, there have been unprecedented heat waves happening during summertime in London. If during a heat wave temperatures that are hot are experienced by us, we would say that London’s weather is now of July at such and such date. It does not necessarily mean that the climate of London is hot in July.
Similarly for Cairo the temperature drops to a pleasant range and if, for example, we experience an unusually cool summer in July, we say that weather of Cairo is today at such and such date of July. It will not mean that the Climate of Cairo is pleasant in July. It will have no effect on the CLIMATE of Cairo which is dry and it is a well-established fact.
It follows from above, then, that Climate is the average weather of a place while weather is that the state of temperature observed at a certain 44, observed over a very long period of time, usually for thirty years or more. Earth! Fire! Wind! Water! Heart! With your Powers Combined I AM CAPTAIN ELLIS!