aelfgifu (aelfgifu) wrote in little_details,
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Temperature in a cave?

My story has a deep cave on cliffs facing the sea (in a Great-Britain like clime). I have been in shallow caves, and noted that however hot outside, the walls seemed cool. In one scene, the is a storm (with snow) outside. My questions are this: How cold (or warm) would the cave be, how far from the mouth to have significant protection from the weather? Does the temperature change as you get deeper? Is it damp? I found some general information on the web about underground temperatures, but was hoping for more of a sense of what it feels like to be in one, and how deep until underground temps apply.

Has anyone ever lit a fire in a cave? Does the heat stay put or disperse, or does it get really smoky?

As you can tell, I don't have a lot of experience in caves at all. If you are a cave person--I'd love to hear your experience! Thanks!
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