Tropical climate can be found
on all of the continents
What does it mean that a climate is Tropical? Tropical climates often have monthly temperatures over 18 degrees. They usually have only two seasons- the dry season and the rainy season. But their average temperature changes very little throughout the year. Due to their location being close to the equator, they also experience a lot of sunlight.
Tropical places are found on every continent except Antarctica! But most of the tropical regions are located in South America, Africa and Asia.
There are many types of nature found in tropical climates. This is how some of them look.
Rainforest in Malaysia
This is a tropical rainforest in Malaysia. It's very humid! And even though it's located in a very sunny place, if you walk inside the forest it can get quite dark. It's because the trees grow tall and lush to catch as much sunlight as possible.
Swamp in the USA
Swampy ground means there is a high water content, like this tropical swamp in Florida. As the ground is covered in water, people who live in tropical regions build their houses on stilts. That way their houses stay dry even in the rainy season!
Rainforest in Brazil
The Amazon rainforest is the largest tropical rainforest in the world. It's located in South America. It's also known as 'the lungs of the Earth' because it provides oxygen for the planet!