Pronóstico meteorológico

El primer audio trata el clima en la ciudad de Seattle, Estados Unidos.
El segundo contiene una descripción compleja de los distintos climas presentes en Argentina.

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In Seattle, it will be rainy and windy tomorrow morning with rain falling until late in the afternoon. On the east side of the mountains in Spokane, the sun will shine and temperatures will reach thirty degrees Celsius. In the evening, the weather will become windy and cloudy. In the mountains, you can expect snow above two thousand meters.

• What will the weather be like in Seattle?
• What will the weather be like in the city of Spokane?
• What will the weather be like in the mountains?

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There are four main types of climate in Argentina: warm, moderate, arid and cold. The extension of the territory and the features of its surface determine the varieties of the country’s climate.

The warm climates include the subtropical climate with no dry season, which comprises the provinces of Misiones and Corrientes, the northern area of Entre Ríos and the eastern section of the Chaco region. It has high temperatures and abundant rainfall year round. The tropical climate has a dry season, and it comprises part of Salta, the west of Formosa and Chaco, the eastern plains of Tucumán, nearly all of Santiago del Estero and the north west of Santa Fe. It has similar features to the subtropics but there is a dry season in the first half of the year. Up north west, the mountainous area that includes the sub–Andean hills, its valleys and streams, has a tropical highland climate.

The area of moderate climates includes the province of Buenos Aires, a large area of Entre Rios, the centre and south of Santa Fe, the eastern strip of Cordoba and a part to the north east of La Pampa. The moderate pampeano climate can be found on the banks of the Paraná and La Plata rivers. Along the climate border of the subtropical climate is the moderate climate with no winter. The moderate climate is influenced by the ocean, and can be found in the Province of Buenos Aires Province shore, in Mar del Plata and in Necochea, where the sea creates moderate temperatures. The mild climate is found in the Cordoba sierras and their valleys. Finally, there is a transition towards the west, where the area of moderate climate turns arid.

The arid climates are in the high plateau called La Puna,the Andes of Catamarca, La Rioja and San Juan and neighbouring areas The arid mountain climate, in the high plateau and the Andes, from Catamarca down to Mendoza. To the east of the arid Andes is the arid climate of the hills and fields, which mainly include the area of the Pampas hills. The desert climate stretches down to the south of the region of hills and plains; to the west it ends at the foot of the mountain and becomes less dryin the south of Mendoza; to the east it borders the transition belt and to the south, between the 40º and 42ºnd parallel, another type of climate is found: the Patagonian cold arid climate.

The cold climates include the humid strip of the Patagonian Andes, which is known for rainfalls that occur from north to south in this Andean sector. The arid–windy climate in the Patagonia is characterized by low temperatures, with little rainfall and, in winter, big strong snow storms. The humid–austral climate includes a strip of Santa Cruz province, at the south of the previous zone, and the province of Tierra del Fuego, except for the snowy climate of the high mountains; rainfall is heavier and there is no summer, which is common on the Patagonian plateau.

The snowy climate is glacial and includes the strip of the austral Andes, the continental ice area of Santa Cruz and the glaciers found in the high Patagonian mountains.

With regard to the austral islands climate, Isla de los Estados has an oceanic climate. The weather is misty and cold most of the year and storms are frequent. Snowy rainfall abounds. On Malvinas Islands the oceanic type is more defined. There are no significant temperaturevariations.