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Georgia's Climate > Mountains > Piedmont > Coastal Plain
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Georgia's climate varies from the forested elevations of the mountains to the Coastal Plain beaches. It is generally temperate, and is influenced by Georgia's proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico as well as wintertime blasts of cold Arctic air coming southward from Canada. Although there are cycles of wetter and drier years--we are currently experiencing an extended drought--the state usually receives 40 - 50" of rain each year.