AF  - TROPICAL WET

TEMPERATURE

The climate usually does not vary more that 37 degrees yearly because of intense surface heating and humidity. Daily highs are usually around 90 degrees, while nightly averages are 72 degrees.

PRECIPITATION

Annual amounts of rainfall are usually greater than 1500 mm (59 in) a year. This is distributed evenly monthly.

LOCATIONS

This type of climate can be found in the Amazon River Basin, Congo River Basin, the Eastern Coast of Central America, eastern coast of Brazil, the Philippines, Malaysia, and more.

FLORA

Some of the plants include vines, bromeliads, the passion fruit plant, coffee, cacao, and the Victorian water lily. Vines can be as thick as the average human body and some can grow to be 3,000 ft long.

FAUNA

insects (butterflies and beetles), arachnids (spiders and ticks), worms, reptiles (snakes and lizards), amphibians (frogs and toads), birds (parrots and toucans), and mammals (sloths and jaguars).

CHARACTERISTICS

High quantities of solar radiation, high temperatures throughout the year, Monthly precipitation is evenly distributed and annual amounts are usually greater than 1500 mm (59 in.), high humidity, and frequent cumulus cloud development (which can result in lots of thunderstorms.)

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