Tropical climate

Tropical Rainforest Climate Region

[[File:Koppen-Geiger_Map_A_present.svg|thumb|upright=1.6|Locations where tropical climates occur, with subtypes listed, abbreviations in the Köppen climate classification in parentheses, and the equator highlighted:

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Tropical Rainforest Climate Region

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Tropics

The tropics are the regions of Earth surrounding the Equator.

The tropics are the regions of Earth surrounding the Equator.

World map with the intertropical zone highlighted in crimson
Areas of the world with tropical climates
A graph showing the zonally averaged monthly precipitation. The tropics receive more precipitation than higher latitudes. The precipitation maximum, which follows the solar equator through the year, is under the rising branch of the Hadley circulation; the sub-tropical minima are under the descending branch and cause the desert areas.
Aerial view of Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Tropical sunset over the sea in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Coconut palms in the warm, tropical climate of northern Brazil
Distribution of tropical wet forests
Juruá River in Brazil surrounded by dense tropical rainforests. The Brazilian rainforests are home to uncontacted tribes to this day.

"Tropical" is sometimes used in a general sense and feeling for a tropical climate to mean warm to hot and moist year-round, often with the sense of lush vegetation.

Worldwide zones of Tropical rainforest climate (Af).

Tropical rainforest climate

Worldwide zones of Tropical rainforest climate (Af).

A tropical rainforest climate or equatorial climate is a tropical climate usually found within 10 to 15 degrees latitude of the equator.

An updated Köppen–Geiger climate map

Köppen climate classification

One of the most widely used climate classification systems.

One of the most widely used climate classification systems.

An updated Köppen–Geiger climate map
Tropical climate distribution
Dry climate distribution
Temperate climate distribution
Continental climate distribution
The snowy city of Sapporo
Polar climate distribution
North America
Europe
Russia
Central Asia
East Asia
South America
Africa
Western Asia
South Asia
Southeast Asia
Melanesia/Oceania
Australia
New Zealand

Group A: Tropical climates

North Karnataka

Geographical region in Deccan plateau from 300 to 730 m elevation that constitutes the region of the Karnataka state in India and the region consists of 13 districts.

Geographical region in Deccan plateau from 300 to 730 m elevation that constitutes the region of the Karnataka state in India and the region consists of 13 districts.

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Center of Western Chalukya architectural activity in modern Karnataka, India
Extent of the Badami Chalukya Empire, 636–740 CE
Extent of the Western Chalukya Empire, 1121 CE
Extent of Kadamba Empire, 500 CE
Rashtrakuta empire of Manyakheta (Malkhed, in Gulbarga district), eighth century
Seventh-century Kannada inscription at Mahakuta (Mahakutesvara temple)
Trikuteshwara temple complex at Gadag-Betageri, North Karnataka
Hampi, in Bellary district
Gokak karadant
Staple vegetarian meal of Karnataka Jolada rotti, Palya, and anna-saaru.
Dharwad Pedha

Belgaum district is quite big and the western parts of district which are adjacent to Uttara Kannada district, like Londa, Karnataka and Khanapur, have an almost highland Tropical climate.

Belize

Country on the northeastern coast of Central America.

Country on the northeastern coast of Central America.

Extent of the Maya civilization
"Caana" at Caracol
"El Castillo" at Xunantunich
An excerpt from the 1898 Gazette that declared 10 September an official holiday, part of the efforts of the Centennial Committee
Colonial flag of British Honduras, 1870–1919
Colonial flag of British Honduras, 1919–1981
A British Honduras postage stamp overprinted in 1962 to mark Hurricane Hattie
National Assembly in Belmopan
A British Royal Marine training in the jungle of Belize in 2017
Belizean Coast Guard working with the United States Navy
Districts of Belize
Topography of Belize
Belizean jungles are home to the jaguar and many other mammals. Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary was founded in 1990 as the first wilderness sanctuary for the jaguar and is regarded by one author as the premier site for jaguar preservation in the world.
Scarlet macaws are native to Central and northern South America. Various bird sanctuaries exist in Belize, such as the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary.
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary
Belize Barrier Reef; aerial view looking north
The Great Blue Hole, a phenomenon of karst topography
Köppen climate classification of Belize
A proportional representation of Belize's exports in 2019
A sugar cane processing plant, Orange Walk Town, Belize. Sugar is one of Belize's top exports.
Panoramic view of Caye Caulker
Belize electricity supply by source
Belize has a wide diversity of ethnicities.
Maya children
Traditional Garifuna dancers in Dangriga, Belize
Mennonite children selling peanuts near Lamanai in Belize. Over 12,000 Plautdietsch-speaking Mennonites live in Belize, farming the land and living according to their religious beliefs.
Holy Redeemer Catholic Diocesan Centre
Rice and beans (with coconut milk), stewed chicken and potato salad. An inter-ethnic staple meal.
Accomplished Belizean cyclist Shalini Zabaneh
The keel-billed toucan

Belize has a tropical climate with pronounced wet and dry seasons, although there are significant variations in weather patterns by region.

Brunei

Country located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia.

Country located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia.

Brunei territorial losses from 1400 to 1890
Boundaries of Brunei (green) since 1890
British adventurer James Brooke negotiating with the Sultan of Brunei, which led to the signing of the Treaty of Labuan, 1846
Ahmad Tajuddin, the 27th Sultan of Brunei, with members of his court in April 1941, eight months before the Japanese invaded Brunei
Nagato, Tone, Yamato and Musashi in Brunei Bay in October 1944
Major-General Wootten of the Australian 9th Division with Lieutenant-General Masao Baba (signing) of the Japanese 37th Division at the surrender ceremony at Labuan on 10 September 1945
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien III
British soldiers in the British protectorate of Brunei on guard in the Seria oilfield, January 1963
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah (right) in 2004
A topographic and geographic limits map of Brunei
Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei.
Brunei's Sultan and Foreign Minister Hassanal Bolkiah meets with U.S. President Barack Obama, 18 November 2015
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah with Indonesian President Joko Widodo, 6 October 2017
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah and Vladimir Putin during APEC 2000
Headscarves called tudong are compulsory for Brunei's Muslim schoolgirls
Brunei International Airport Mosque
A proportional representation of Brunei exports, 2019
BIMP-EAGA meeting in the office of Brunei Prime Minister on 25 April 2013. From left: Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Malaysian Representative and Filipino President Benigno Aquino III. Brunei is part of the BIMP-EAGA, a subregional economic co-operation initiative in Southeast Asia.
Royal Brunei Boeing 787 Dreamliner at London Heathrow Airport.
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque at night.
Royal Regalia Museum
Nagato, Tone, Yamato and Musashi in Brunei Bay in October 1944

The climate of Brunei is tropical equatorial that is a Tropical rainforest climate more subject to the Intertropical Convergence Zone than the trade winds and with no or rare cyclones.

Enlargeable, detailed map of Brunei

Geography of Brunei

Country in Southeast Asia, bordering the South China Sea and East Malaysia.

Country in Southeast Asia, bordering the South China Sea and East Malaysia.

Enlargeable, detailed map of Brunei

The climate in Brunei is tropical equatorial and humid subtropical at higher altitudes with heavy rainfall.

Aerial view of Gerardo Point in Alabat Island, 1938

Alabat Island

Island of the Philippine archipelago, in the Quezon Province of the Calabarzon region, situated just off the east coast of Southern Luzon.

Island of the Philippine archipelago, in the Quezon Province of the Calabarzon region, situated just off the east coast of Southern Luzon.

Aerial view of Gerardo Point in Alabat Island, 1938

Alabat enjoys a humid tropical climate with no dry season, but a very pronounced period of maximum rainfall from November to January.

Bolivia

Country located in western-central South America.

Country located in western-central South America.

Puerta del Sol, Archaeological Zone of Tiwanaku, Bolivia
Fuerte Chané de Samaipata
Tiwanaku at its largest territorial extent, AD 950 (present-day boundaries shown).
Inca Expansion (1438–1533)
Casa de La Moneda, Potosí
Casa de La Libertad, Sucre
Banco Central de Bolivia, Sucre
The first coat of arms of Bolivia, formerly named the Republic of Bolívar in honor of Simón Bolívar
Bolivia's territorial losses (1867–1938)
In 1971 Hugo Banzer Suárez, supported by the CIA, forcibly ousted President Torres in a coup.
Former President, Evo Morales
2020 Bolivian general election, results by department
Inauguration of Luis Arce and David Choquehuanca on 8 November 2020
Mururata as seen from the tropical valleys of the Yungas
Laguna Colorada in the Puna de Lipez in Potosí
Topographical map of Bolivia
Satellite image of Bolivia
Bolivian Altiplano.
Sol de Mañana (Morning Sun in Spanish), a geothermal field in Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve, Potosi Department, southwestern Bolivia. The area, characterized by intense volcanic activity, with sulfur spring fields and mud lakes, has indeed no geysers but rather holes that emit pressurized steam up to 50 meters high.
Bolivia map of Köppen climate classification.
Amazon river basin seen in Pando Department, Northern Bolivia
Mean annual precipitation in Bolivia
Chacaltaya Ski Resort, La Paz Department
New Executive Building of the Bolivian Government
Building of the Plurinational Legislative Assembly in central La Paz
The Supreme Court Building in the capital of Bolivia, Sucre
Government buildings in Bolivia's executive and legislative capital La Paz
Government buildings in Bolivia's judicial capital Sucre
Presidents of Bolivia, Cuba and El Salvador greet Nicolás Maduro at Maduro's second inauguration in Caracas on 10 January 2019
Serranía de Los Volcanes in Cuevas, Florida Province
View of the Capital of La Paz, or Chuqiyapumarka, from the Zona Sur
Province of Nor Yungas, near Coroico
El Palmar Nature Preserve, in northern Chuquisaca
The three FCAB units GL26C-2 2005, 2010 and GT22CU-3 2402 climb the Ascotan pass. The train is hauling lead ore from the San Cristobal mine in Bolivia to Antofagasta, Chile
Historical GDP per capita development
A proportional representation of Bolivia exports, 2019
YPFB Headquarters in El Prado, Nuestra Señora de La Paz
Boliviana de Aviación (BoA) is a state-owned company and the country's largest airline. Two BoA Boeing 737-300s parked at Jorge Wilstermann International Airport.
People in La Paz city center
Danza de los macheteros, typical dance from San Ignacio de Moxos, Bolivia
Aymara man, near Lake Titicaca, Bolivia
Church of San Lorenzo de Carangas, Potosí, mid-16th century–1744.
Bolivian children playing tarka
The Diablada, dance primeval, typical and main of Carnival of Oruro a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity since 2001 in Bolivia (File: Fraternidad Artística y Cultural "La Diablada")
Leopardus pardalis
Saimiri boliviensis
Ñandú
Lama glama
Inia boliviensis
Swietenia macrophylla
Chenopodium quinoa
Echinopsis boyuibensis
Ceiba speciosa
Handroanthus impetiginosus
Cóndor
Tucán
Phoenicopterus andinus

Llanos. A humid tropical climate with an average temperature of 25 °C. The wind coming from the Amazon rainforest causes significant rainfall. In May, there is low precipitation because of dry winds, and most days have clear skies. Even so, winds from the south, called surazos, can bring cooler temperatures lasting several days.

Extent of Costa Rica's western EEZ in the Pacific

Geography of Costa Rica

Located on the Central American Isthmus, surrounding the point 10° north of the equator and 84° west of the prime meridian.

Located on the Central American Isthmus, surrounding the point 10° north of the equator and 84° west of the prime meridian.

Extent of Costa Rica's western EEZ in the Pacific
Rainforest in Costa Rica
Costa Rica map of Köppen climate classification
Shaded relief map of Costa Rica
Map of Costa Rica
Topography of Costa Rica

Because Costa Rica is located between 8 and 12 degrees north of the Equator, the climate is tropical year round.