What is the difference between weather and climate?

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What is the difference between weather and climate?

Weather and Climate- their similarities and differences:

Weather is the daily condition of the atmosphere in a particular place or region in short-term changes. The Climate of a place can be defined as the statistical information of the weather, which describes the shift in the weather of a given place over a specific time interval. They are sometimes used interchangeably but are different in terms of the amount of time used to measure them and the trends that affect them.


 The Climate of a place includes information regarding temperature, humidity, sunshine, wind velocity, and even phenomena like fog, hail storms, and frosts over a long period. Weather, on the other hand, includes sun, cloud cover, rain, snow, hail, thunderstorms, flooding, blizzards, and many more.

The weather of a place may change from minute to minute, hour to hour, day-to-day, and season-to-season, but the Climate is the average of the weather conditions over time and space changes, so the change of Climate is gradual and not as abrupt as weather change.

Weather forecasts are made by collecting data that define the current condition of the atmosphere in terms of temperature, humidity, and wind and using mathematical models to find how the atmosphere is expected to change in the future. Climate reports are made by using weather statistics.

A period of 30 years, in general, is taken to determine an area's Climate as the weather patterns have to be observed regularly. The classification of Earth's climatic zones is mainly based upon annual trends of temperature and rainfall reports.