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microclimate

the immediate climate in which an organism lives, such as the climate around a leaf, within the herb layer, or within an adjacent part of the soil.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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'If you notice, it could rain in Calinan but not in other place, those are called micro-climates so weather stations established locally are only true for that area,' Montecastro said.
Both models have a silky, natural viscose cover which helps wick away moisture and maintain a dry, cool micro-climate throughout the night.
SOME in greyhound racing doubt the need for an overall track safety guru, arguing no two circuits are the same for a variety of reasons, including micro-climate. However, it surely makes sense to ensure that best practice is being used so doubtless there will be a replacement sought for John Haynes.
You could always sink their pots into bigger ones and pack them round with compost, which you keep damp to create a micro-climate.
Air-permeable and breathable, Sandler nonwovens also contribute to an optimal micro-climate of the seat, for pleasant and productive working environments, in summer and winter.
Some ocean-driven micro-climate where there's no wind in the mornings, so I'm always in a sea that's practically lapping my doorstep - then as it starts to get hot and the trades blow I take a light lunch and watch the cycles and seasons wander by with or without me.
Torquay also seems to have its own little micro-climate which means the sun is often shining down there when the rain is pouring here.
"You're basically creating a little micro-climate in your mask," he explains.
That's because of the unique micro-climate and the character of the local soil.
"Together the rocks formed a micro-climate for plants that grew in the shade they made, and for animals who could also survive there, because of shade." So Amina Cain's characters survive in shadow, observing geography saunter discreetly by, in love and suffering the now.
"It highlights the need for sensors at local/state level to detect micro-climate and forecast phenomena such as cloudbursts.