Why Weather Is Important Weather is important. In our daily lives, weather dictates what we will do—or not do—on any given day. However, it is important in ways that we might not readily think about. One way to think of weather is that it is ever changing to keep the earth in balance. Weather is the planet’s way of redistributing heat on its surface. The sun shines on the earth’s surface and creates heat on land and in the oceans. That heat causes the oceans’ surface waters to

Weather can change in an hour, but climate change takes hundreds or even thousands of years. Climates can vary widely depending on what part of the world you live in.


The Fundamentals of Weather

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