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New York City and Rome are at about the same latitude, but their climates are different. Rome has subtropical climate and it doesn't snow in winter. NYC has temperate climate and it's extremely cold in winter. Both cities are at/near the sea, so why are their climates that different?

I've got the impression that (eastern) North America is colder than Europe at the same latitudes.

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  • $\begingroup$ Central North America tends to be even a bit worse in general. But it looks to be the same over there, with quite a bit of central\eastern Asia colder than Europe. And it all generally comes back to water as the duplicate answer explains :) $\endgroup$ Nov 24, 2021 at 16:42

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