Climate. Climate is the average weather (patterns established over decades) of a location Climate refers to Temperatures throughout the year Precipitation throughout the year Susceptibility to particular weather events such as: Monsoons Tornadoes Hurricanes/typhoons Drought.
Tropics, polar circles
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Water changes temperature MUCH more slowly than land, so living close to a huge body of water will “moderate” temperatures (warmer in winter and cooler in summer)
Inland (continental) areas face more extreme summers and winters (marine climate and continental climate)
Based on the 5 factors, guesstimate the climate of the city you are assigned:
Toronto, Halifax, Prince Rupert and Winnipeg.
Compare answers with the class.
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