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Comparing Climate in three Parts of the United Kingdom

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´╗┐Climate in three Parts of the United Kingdom ________________ Liverpool: Liverpool has a temperate maritime climate, like most of the British Isles. The city has mostly cool summers, and mild winters. Since Liverpool is a city on the North West Coast of the UK, the daily ranges of temperatures are vanquished, ranging a mean of 15 degrees in May to just 7 degrees at Christmas. Mean annual temperatures over the region depend very much on altitude, and some way on proximity on the coast. Over the low lying areas near Liverpool, the average occurs at around 9 to 10 degrees. There is an increase of 0.5 degrees for every 100 metres of increase in altitude. In the North West of England, the highest temperatures occur in the Isle of Man, Merseyside (Liverpool) ...read more.

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Liverpool has annual average sunshine durations of 1500 hours. NW England( Liverpool is a part of North West England) and the Isle of Man are among the more exposed parts of the UK, being relatively close to the Atlantic and containing large upland areas. The strongest winds are associated with the passage of deep areas of low pressure close to or across the UK. The frequency and strength of these depressions is greatest in the winter half of the year, especially from December to February, and this is when mean speeds and gusts (short duration peak values) are strongest. Devon: The south-west peninsula forms the most southerly part of the British Isles. The sea which surrounds the area on three sides has the highest annual mean temperature of any sea area near to the UK, close to 11 to 12 °C. ...read more.

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In the south west like all counties in the British Isles December is the dullest month and June is the sunniest. Subsidence associated with high pressure reduces cloud cover and in spring and summer when the sea is cool relative to the air there is little cloud over the sea. Coastal areas are then favoured by high sunshine amounts. Inland and especially near hills, convective cloud often forms and acts to reduce sunshine amounts. Devon has annual sunshine average totals at 1600 hours of sunshine. South-west England is one of the more exposed areas of the UK, with wind speeds on average only greater in western Scotland. The strongest winds are associated with the passage of deep depressions close to or across the British Isles. The frequency and strength of depressions is greatest in the winter half of the year and this is when mean speeds and gusts are strongest. The graph shows a typical variation of the monthly mean speed and highest gust. ...read more.

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