What Is Tropical Climate?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 26, 2020 5:23:18 AM ET

A tropical climate has warm temperatures throughout the year and a significant amount of precipitation. The average temperature each month is higher than 64 F, and tropical areas get at least 59 inches of rainfall annually.

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Tropical regions of the world are located between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. There are three types of tropical zones: tropical rainforest, tropical monsoon and tropical wet and dry. Temperatures in a rainforest remain consistent year-round, and there is usually a daily afternoon shower. A tropical monsoon climate is similar, although one or two months are drier. Tropical wet and dry territories have specific rainy and non-rainy seasons. The dry season lasts for more than two months.