LOWERN is an acronym for 6 factors that affect climate.
- Latitude. Depending on how close or how far it is to the equator.
- Ocean currents. Certain ocean currents have different temperatures.
- Wind and air masses. Heated ground causes air to rise which results in lower air pressure.
- Nearness to water.
Beside this, what are the four factors that contribute to the weather?
Although many factors combine to influence weather, the four main ones are solar radiation, the amount of which changes with Earth's tilt, orbital distance from the sun and latitude, temperature, air pressure and the abundance of water.
What are the main factors that influence precipitation?
Transcript of Factors Affecting Precipitation. The 3 main factors that affect precipitation are prevailing winds, the presence of mountains, and seasonal winds. Winds from the direction that is predominant at a particular place or season are prevailing winds. Weather patterns depend on the movement of huge air masses.
What affects rainfall patterns?
Changing Rain and Snow Patterns. As temperatures rise and the air becomes warmer, more moisture evaporates from land and water into the atmosphere. More moisture in the air generally means we can expect more rain and snow (called precipitation) and more heavy downpours.