UK environmental challenges 

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  • UK environmental challenges
    • what affects the weather in the UK
      • weather
        • the day-to-day conditions of the atmosphere for example temperature, rainfall and wind direction
      • climate
        • the average weather conditions calculated over a 30-year period
      • prevailing winds
        • The most frequent, or common, wind direction.
          • winds blow from this direction most of the time
        • they travel over the warm Atlantic ocean this explains for the moderate temperatures and high rainfall
      • air mass
        • a large body of air that transfers condition of heat and moisture
      • north Atlantic drift
        • a warm ocean current which is generated in the Caribbean and transfers to the British isles
        • the north Atlantic drift explains why the western side of the UK doesn't experience serve winter weather
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