List from Chapter 5

WET AND DRY SEASONS: THE MOST EXTREME LOCATIONS

Tropical savannas are monsoonal climates with very wet summers and very dry winters. They can be found on all continents except Antarctica and Europe and are most prevalent around the latitudes of 15 degrees North and South, well within reach of the wet “Intertropical Convergence Zone” during summer, but too close to the equator for the jet streams to bring storms during winter.

The locations listed below are the most extreme of the monsoonal climates, where little or no rain will fall in some months, but enormous rainfall averages of up to one to two inches per day occur during other months. All of the most extreme locations are on southwest coasts in Africa or Asia.

PLACE


Sandoway, Burma
Conakry, Guinea
Cubi Point, Philippines
Freetown, Sierra Leone
Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh
Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
Mumbai (Bombay), India
DRIEST
MONTH'S AV.
RAINFALL (IN.)
0.02 (Feb.)
0.04 (Jan.)
0.10 (Jan., Feb.)
0.30 (Feb.)
0.14 (Jan.)
0.02 (Jan., Mar.)
0.05 (Dec.-Apr.)
WETTEST
MONTH'S AV.
RAINFALL (IN.)
56.85 (Jul.)
52.64 (Jul.)
42.90 (Aug.)
36.57 (Aug.)
35.52 (Jul.)
26.87 (Aug.)
25.60 (Jul.)

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