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climate British & World English

The weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or over a long period

climate English Thesaurus

the Channel Islands have an enviably mild climate

climate change British & World English

A change in global or regional climate patterns, in particular a change apparent from the mid to late 20th century onwards and attributed largely to the increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by the use of fossil fuels

climate control British & World English

Another term for air conditioning.

continental climate British & World English

A relatively dry climate with very hot summers and very cold winters, characteristic of the central parts of Asia and North America

Mediterranean climate British & World English

A climate distinguished by warm, wet winters under prevailing westerly winds and calm, hot, dry summers, as is characteristic of the Mediterranean region and parts of California, Chile, South Africa, and SW Australia

microclimate British & World English

The climate of a very small or restricted area, especially when this differs from the climate of the surrounding area