来源：普特英语听力 2011-08-19 06:00
1. Britain's favorable climate
Britain has a maritime climate-winters are not too cold and summers are not too hot. It has a steady reliable rainfall throughout the whole year. The temperature varies within a small range.
2.The factors that influence the climate in Britain:
1）The surrounding waters tend to balance the seasonal differences by heating up the land in winter and cooling it off in summer;
2)The prevailing south-west winds or the Westerlies blow over the country all the year round bringing warm and wet air in winter and keeping the temperatures moderate;
3）The North Atlantic Drift passes the western coast of the British Isles and warms them.
Britainhas a steady reliable rainfall throughout the whole year. The average annual rainfall in Britain is over 1,000mm. There is a water surplus in the north and west, and a water deficit in the south and east.