The climate affects all areas of life in the Lake District. It helped create the landscape of fells, valleys and lakes. It influences farming and tourism and the local economy. It provides opportunities for a wide range of sport, leisure and business activities.
It is important to understand the difference between weather and climate. Both refer to what happens in the atmosphere.
To put it another way:
climate is what you expect; weather is what you get!
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