What is the difference between weather and climate?

What is the difference between weather and climate

Weather represents the day-to-day state of the atmosphere and its short-term variation in minutes to weeks. Climate refers to the weather pattern of a place over a long period enough to determine its average state and variability.

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1. Which of the following best describes the weather?

a) The average precipitation of a region over decades.
b) Daily temperature and humidity conditions.
c) The study of atmospheric conditions over the years.
d) Patterns of temperature over centuries in a specific place.

2. What is an example of a climate condition?

a) A sunny and hot day at the beach.
b) A rainy afternoon.
c) A decade of increasing average temperatures.
d) A sudden snowstorm.

3. How does climate change differ from weather variability?

a) Climate change is about immediate atmospheric changes, while weather variability is over centuries.
b) Climate change refers to long-term alterations in average weather patterns, whereas weather variability involves short-term changes.
c) Weather variability can be controlled, but climate change cannot.
d) They are different terms for the same phenomenon.

 

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