Difference between Climate & Weather

Definition of Climate 

The word Climate entered the English language in the 14th centaury from the Greek word ‘Klima’, meaning inclination or slope. Climate is an accumulation of weather evenly over an extended period of time. 

What is Weather? 

It is the condition of the atmosphere over a brief period of time. 

•Weather is the combination of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, visibility, and wind.

Difference between Climate & Weather 

•Main difference is the measure of time. Weather is in a short period of time and climate is over a long period of time.

•Components   of climate may include  temperature, humidity,  sunshine, wind velocity, precipitation  over a long period of time.

•Weather includes: Sunshine, rain, wind, hail, snow, rain, thunderstorm, heat waves etc.

•Climate determined by aggregating weather over a period of 30 years .

•Weather is determined by real time measurement of Atmospheric pressure , temperature , wind speed and humidity

•Study of climate is called climatology 

•Study of Weather is called Meteorology

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