- from Climate
Many different forces have an effect on the weather every day. Two examples are storm clouds and cold fronts.
These forces are always changing. That’s why weather forecasts change a lot, too. However, climate mostly stays the same over decades or even centuries. Why? Because climate is influenced by things that change very slowly, if at all. Some examples are mountains, oceans, the land, and closeness to the equator. These steady influences make for regular kinds of weather patterns. So, they create a steady climate.