Difference between Weather and Climate

What does Weather mean?

In simple words, weather means a state of the atmosphere. It includes things like heat or cold, wetness or dryness, calm or storm, and cleariness or cloudiness. Different places have different weather and they can change frequently. In fact, sometimes the weather can change frequently within a day as well. All things said, weather is the day-to-day state of the atmosphere and its short-term variation in minutes to weeks. People generally think of weather as the combination of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, visibility, and wind. It depends majorly on the atmosphere as it influences the temperature for the day.

What is the meaning of Climate?

Climate is like a long-term condition that remains in a whole area or region. It does not vary from location to location very easily and is usually referred to a whole region together. Like different places in the Delhi NCR can not have different climatic conditions. It can be said that climate means the composite or generally prevailing weather conditions of a region, as temperature, air pressure, humidity, precipitation, sunshine, cloudiness, and winds, throughout the year, averaged over a series of years.

Difference between Weather and Climate

It is very normal to get confused between these two terms as they are very closely knit. But there is a line that differentiates them. Now let us talk about how weather and climate are different from each other. The main difference between weather and climate is that weather is a short-term thing whereas climate is a long-term thing. According to science climate is supposed to remain the same for at least three decades. And if we talk about whether it can change easily within a span of hours.

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