4 Factors that Affect Climate


Know the difference between weather and climate.

Weather: the weather is the temperature and precipitation occurring now. Weather changes from day to day and even from hour to hour.

Climate: the climate of an area is the average temperature and precipitation ranges over a long period of time. Climate data is usually collected for 30 years to determine an area's climate.

1. Latitude

2. Elevation (Altitude)

3. Nearness to a Large Body of Water

4. Wind and Ocean Currents