The Seasons and Latitude
- The further away from the equator an area is, the greater the difference between seasons.
- This is because the change in angle towards the sun is greater and the change in day length is greater between the seasons.
- Equatorial regions experience little seasonal variation in terms of temperature. Instead of the four seasons, they experience a wet season and a dry season.
- Polar regions experience the greatest temperature variations between seasons. They experience a much longer winter than summer and a very short spring and autumn.
- Mid-latitude regions, between the equator and the poles, typically experience a distinct four-season year.
Equatorial regions experience little temperature variation, but a distinct wet season and dry season.
Mid-latitude regions experience a distinct four-season year.
Polar regions experience long winters and short summers
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