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Climate is the average weather conditions in a particular place. It has great influence on the vegetation and wildlife of an area. Watch this video to find out more.


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Key points

  • Weather is the conditions right here, right now.
  • Climate is the average weather conditions expected for a certain place.
  • Climates are influenced by many factors, such as proximity to the equator and the poles.
  • Oceans heat up and cool down much slower than land, so coastal locations tend to be cooler in summer and warmer in winter than inland areas.
  • Another factor affecting climate is the prevailing wind which is the most frequent wind direction a location experiences.
  • Climate influences the type of vegetation and animals that live there. The world can be divided into climatic zones or biomes, each with its own climate, vegetation and wildlife.

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