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Anonymous asked in TravelUnited KingdomLondon · 4 weeks ago

London is further north than Minneapolis, so why doesn't it snow or get cold?

London is further north than Minneapolis, so why isn't it snowy or cold?

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  • Daniel
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago
    Best answer

    This isn't a travel question. You'd get better answers in the weather section.

    Minneapolis is in the middle the continent, far from any major bodies of water that would moderate winter weather. That's one of the reasons why it has colder, snowier winters than say Seattle.

    Also, the Gulf Stream brings warm air and water from the Caribbean to the British Isles.

    That's the over simplified version of it.

  • dj
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago

    Gulf stream helps to keep England a little warmer than it would otherwise be.

  • John
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Not as much as Michigan, but it is something of a factor:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake-effect_snow

  • 4 weeks ago

    Warm air blows to London.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    It is partly the Gulf Stream which is mild air flowing off the Atlantic Ocean from the South West and partly Climate Xhange. London has experienced severely cold and snowy winters in the past and the north of England and Scotlands can still experience large amounts of snow in the winter

  • 4 weeks ago

    The jet stream keeps it warm.

    • Land-shark
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      So although London is level with Newfoundland, the Gulf Stream and the Jet Stream give it the winter warmth of 500 miles further South. Unless "The Beast From The East" blows in from Siberia and a high pressure block to the Jet Stream develops over Scandinavia.

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