The main way that mountains affect temperature is to cause air to rise and then fall. This is due to changes in pressure. As you increase your elevation you will decrease the air pressure.

As air descends on the leeward side of the mountain it increases in temperature. The second way temperature is affected is due to latent heat. This is the heat that is trapped in water vapour. As the air rise... more

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