Since some cities are on the same latitude, explain the difference in temperature for the cities.

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Although latitude does play a major role in determining what kind of climate a certain place will have, there are many other factors that will play a part as well.  Here are a couple of major factors that can make cities at similar latitudes have very different weather.

First, cities that are near oceans will surely have very different weather than cities that are far inland.  In general, their weather will experience fewer extremes of temperature.

Second, the elevation of a city matters a great deal.  A city at a higher elevation will, for example, be colder in winter than a city at sea level.

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