What is the difference between weather and climate?

2 Answers
Mar 7, 2018

Answer:

Climate is the expected weather, weather is what comes.

Explanation:

Its all in the old saying
"Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get."
-Mark Twain

Mar 7, 2018

Answer:

Weather is the short-term effect of climate.

Explanation:

Climates are defined by specific temperature ranges, precipitation and geography. We have "recognized" climate "zones", i.e. Arctic, Temperate, Sub-tropical, and Tropical/equatorial.

WITHIN a climate zone the types of atmospheric effects (temperature, sunshine, precipitation) expected throughout the year is the Weather. So, where you lived can be pretty constantly defined as one climate or another. The weather you experience may vary daily (and certainly is often NOT what the "weatherman" predicted!).