Weather and climate


New words:

angle - szög

along - mentén

reach - elér

less - kevesebb

low - alacsony

darkness - sötétség

cool - hűvös

tropical zone - trópusi övezet

temperate zone - mérsékelt övezet

polar zone - hideg övezet


Weather and climate depends on the angle of the sun's rays.

  • Along the Equator the sun's rays reach the surface of the Earth at a 90° angle.
  • The angles of the sun's rays less and less from the Equator the the Poles.
  • The temperature is lower and lower from the Equator to the Poles. The temperature is the lowest at the Poles.

Climate zones:

Tropical

  1. The tropical zone is between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.
  2.  It is always hot along the Equator, there aren't any seasons.
  3.  There is a lot of rain all the year around.

Temperate

  1. The temperate zone is between the Tropics and the Arctic and Antarctic Circles
  2. There are four seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter.

Polar

  1. The Polar zone is at the Poles.
  2. The ground is covered with snow all year.
  3. There are two seasons: very long and cold winter, short and cool summer.
  4. There are six months darkness and six months light.

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