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Do countries near the equator have 4 seasons?

Do countries near the equator have 4 seasons?

The four-season year is typical only in the mid-latitudes. The mid-latitudes are places that are neither near the poles nor near the Equator. The farther north you go, the bigger the differences in the seasons.

Why are there only two seasons for countries on the equator?

Why do the tropics only have two seasons? Weather is driven by the sun and the uneven distribution of heat between the equator and the poles. A more noticeable change between these two times of the year is the amount of rain that falls, with a distinct wet and dry season.

Why do countries at the equator have no seasons?

As a result, areas ON THE EQUATOR receive 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of night every day. Areas at lower latitudes & NEAR THE EQUATOR receive much closer to 12 & 12 then areas north and south of the equator. The source of the earth’s warmth is the sun.

Why are countries further north from the equator colder?

Countries like United Kingdom and Korea, which are further North and South from the equator experience a change of four seasons. In Antarctic, the sun’s rays strike the Earth at a very low angle and this is why the climate here is so icy cold. The ice makes this region even colder by reflecting the sun’s light and heat back into space.

Why do we have four seasons in the UK?

It’s because the spin of the Earth is actually wonky. The axis of the Earth is tilted, which means that in summer we (in the UK) are leaning towards the Sun. As we travel around the Sun, we begin to tilt away and it becomes winter. Have a look at this clip to see how the Earth’s tilt changes the seasons.

Why does the weather change at the equator?

It is because the sun remains almost directly overhead everyday. Countries that are further North or South of the equator experience a change in seasons, when hot weather follows cold weather. This happens because the Earth circles around the sun on a tilted axis.