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What does climate mean?

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January 05, 2016 8:08PM

Climate means general weather conditions over a long period of time.

"Weather" describes meteorological conditions in a limited area over a short period of time; for example, "the weather in London was rainy last week". "Climate" summarizes conditions over a broader area for longer time periods but doesn't describe conditions on any particular date or time; e.g. "the Amazon basin has a warm, humid climate"