The Science of Weather

The weather is the state of the atmosphere at any time, including things such as temperature, precipitation, air pressure and cloud cover. Daily changes in the weather are due to winds and storms. Seasonal changes are due to the Earth rotating around the sun. Climate is not the same as weather, but rather, it is the average pattern of weather for a particular region. Dramatic weather events like hurricanes start at sea, and long-term conditions such as average daily temperature and rainfall are influenced by the oceans. In other words, weather, climate, and the oceans are all linked together!

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