Climate is what you expect, weather is what you get.
Climate is a statistical description of weather. It describes ...
- the average weather experienced over a period of time — over either a single location, or over a large region
- how variable the weather is around those averages
So next time you hear the term 'climate change' don't think of just a hot day but what that hot day means to all the averages in weather statistics.
- trends in weather patterns — longer-term changes in weather that are distinct from the shorter-term variability.
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