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Tropical climate

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A tropical climate is a climate of the tropics. In the Koppen climate classification it is a non-arid climate in which all twelve months have mean temperatures above 18 C. Unlike the extra-tropics, where there are strong variations in day length and temperature, with season, tropical temperature remains relatively constant throughout the year and seasonal variations are dominated by precipitation. (Wikipedia)

Preferred Units: N/A

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N/ADry season
Humid subtropical climate
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This term is used for the following terms: 
Equatorial climate

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