Difference between climate and weatherMonday, August 17, 2015 16:26
Difference between climate and weather
Weather is a description of the physical conditions of the atmosphere ( moisture, temperature, pressure,light, vegetation and wind) all of which play a vital role in shaping an ecosystem.
The state of atmosphere at a particular time and place. For example temperature and other outside conditions such as rain cloudiness etc. at a particular time and place is known as weather.
Climate is a description of the long term pattern of weather in a particular area. It is calculated over a period of time say a month or a year or more.
The usual weather conditions in a particular space or region is known as climate.
We can also say that
Climate is what we expect and weather is what we get.
Three levels of climatic conditions
- Global conditions of region created by land, sun and air.
- Local conditions dependent on water, topography etc.
- The site conditions.