Weather, Climate Zones
The weather affects all things on Earth. It helps to shape our landscapes and provide our food supplies. The weather influences the way we live, where we live, what we wear, the running of transport systems and even how we feel. Extreme weather can bring storms that destroy homes, or drought that can ruin crops. But what exactly is weather? It is the conditions that exist in the air around us at any one time: the temperature and pressure of the atmosphere, the amount of moisture it holds, and the presences or absence of wind and cloud. The weather is very hard to predict and it can be incredibly diverse locally. One side of a mountain, for example, may be buffeted by high winds, while the other side may have no wind at all.
In cold weather, heavy falls of snow can make it difficult to move around.
Intense summer heat may help to ignite trees and cause dramatic fires. If these fires are fanned by high winds, they can move quickly trough bush land.
Some of the strongest winds are associated with hurricanes. The huge tropical storms bring heavy rain and high winds.
Under the sun
Vast areas become parched and dry when it does not rain for months on end.…
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