Government of New Brunswick

"Weather"

Is it raining or snowing today, or is the sun shining? What is the temperature outside? Is the wind blowing? When you look outside, that is the weather. What are the weather conditions right now, where you are?

"Climate" is the expected pattern of weather for a particular place - the normal weather patterns seen from year to year, over a very long time.

What kind of weather do we expect to get in February? How hot is a typical August day? How often does it snow or rain? That's our climate, the weather patterns that tell us what the weather will probably be like from year to year, in one part of the world or another.

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