For rain and snow to fall, water first has to evaporate from the sea. The temperature of the sea will affect this. Have a look at this diagram to examine the link between sea temperature and the amount of rain and snow that falls.
Part of:XL Catlin Oceans Education
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Science / Geography | Ages 7 - 11
Our Ocean Planet takes students on a voyage round the world. Starting with Britain's surrounding seas, students will study the diversity and importance of the oceans from the Arctic to the Southern Ocean.