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Weather Patterns

May 23, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Before looking into patterns of common weather, you should first understand the terms. Most people will be confused and think that weather is the same with climate. To put it in simpler terms, the climate is the atmospheric condition average for a certain region, during longer periods of time. Usually, that time period is around 30 years. The climate in such a case doesn’t change for many years.

Remember, the climate represents the average, so it doesn’t tell you if the weather will be stormy, cold or warm during a certain day of the year. Those changes on a regular basis represent the weather in a region. When those changes stop, the average conditions return.

The patterns of the weather are related directly to the climate. Experts will say that the climate is the average pattern of the weather in a certain area. A weather pattern that takes a long time can me mistaken as climate sometimes. You can also consider weather patterns as the weather types that are distributed or spread across the planet.

That’s why knowing how weather patterns work can prove to be useful. You’ve probably seen that the weather patterns have changed compared with the past. You can see news all the time on destructive hurricanes and extreme warmth levels, and the warning is little or none. La Nina and El Nino are the two main types of extreme weather conditions that are unpredictable.

El Nino takes place in the Pacific Ocean and the water become warm, leading to rain and high temperature. As for La Nina, the water becomes cold in the Pacific Ocean. La Nina can cause either cold or warm weather.

Weather and climate experts say that atmospheric condition changes lead to global warming. Greenhouse gas emissions from humans can be the reasons for the current problems on predicting the pattern of the weather.

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