- from Climate
The things that affect daily weather – like storm clouds and cold fronts – are always changing.
That’s why weather predictions are only good for about a week ahead of time – if you’re lucky. But climate is relatively steady over decades or even centuries. Why? Because climate is influenced by factors that change very slowly, if at all. Such factors include mountains, oceans, the landscape, and closeness to the equator. Their steady influence makes for regular kinds of weather patterns, and therefore steady climate.