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why does it hardly never snow in england at christmas!!??
- jennifer (age 15)
As you know, England is an island at the edge of a vast ocean, the
Atlantic. The Atlantic, for the most part, is quite cold. There is
however a current that carries warm water from down around the Gulf of
Mexico toward the north and east, coming quite close to England (and
even farther up to Scandinavia). This water tends to warm the air a
bit, making it unusual for the temperature in England to be cold enough
for much snow to fall.
(republished on 08/01/06)
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