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Naples beach in Florida lined with coconut trees is an example of a tropical climate. Although it lies in the subtropics over a hundred miles north of the tropic of cancer, the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico give it a monthly mean temperature never under 18 °C (64 °F), classifying its climate as tropical.

A tropical climate is a kind of climate typical in the tropics. Köppen's widely-recognized scheme of climate classification defines it as a non-arid climate in which all twelve months have mean temperatures above 18 °C (64 °F).

Examples of tropical climates

South Florida, The Caribbean, a good portion of Africa, Coastal India, Southeast Asia, North Queensland, Hawaii, Central America, and a good portion of South America.

Tropical climates are classified as type A climates, and they cover the largest area of earth (20% of land surface and 43% of ocean surface.) Precipitation is especially wet along the windward sides of mountains where rainfall may exceed 150 inches (3,800 mm).

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Simple English

A tropical climate is a type of climate typical in the tropics. It is a damp climate in which all twelve months have mean temperatures above 18°C (64.4 °F). Tropical Climates have almost continuous rainfall throughout the year, usually in the afternoon.

Examples of tropical climates


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