Weather and Climate (II)

Geography SSS1 Second Term


Weather and Climate (II)

Performance Objectives

Students should be able to learn:

  1. Factors affecting climate and weather
  2. Importance of weather and climate to


1. Resources in Abia State

Factors affecting climate and weather

  1. Latitude: c. Tropical latitude, where the sun’s altitude is always high have a hotter temperature than lower latitudes where the sun altitude is generally low. These differences in temperature relation to different latitudes affect climate.
  2. Altitude: It refers to the height of a place above sea level. As one moves higher into the atmosphere, the temperature decreases by 6.5oc for every 1000m of ascent. This is called the normal lapse rate.
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