What is the difference between Climate and Weather?

What is the difference between climate and weather?

Climate conditions of a specific region are defined over periods of time – usually years. For example, tropical regions have a climate with warm temperatures and high annual precipitation.

Weather conditions are defined over a short period of time – sometimes in hours. For example, the weather has been windy for three days. 

Animal Habitats and Climate Types

Habitat refers to the natural home of an animal. An animal can live in a nest, a burrow, a hole, a kennel, a tree, in the sea, in a lake, in a mound, on another animal, inside another animal, a hive, a cave, or in a tunnel.

These habitats may be in different climate zones, such as warm locations or cold locations.

Often when zoologists discuss habitat, they also mention climate, seasons, and weather. Climate and weather are different. Climate includes temperature (heat), humidity (moisture in the air), atmospheric pressure (air pressure), wind, hours of sunlight, and rainfall. Weather is the present condition of these elements in a specific place (usually daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly).

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