6 characteristics of dry tropical climatic condition

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This type of climate is experienced in several parts of East Africa mainly adjacent to the semi-arid region e.g. the Western parts of Karamoja, the Southern Nyika plateau, parts of Western Tanzania etc.

This type of climate is characterized by the following;

  • Rainfall received ranges between 760mm – 1000mm. 
  • Rainfall is seasonal though the dry seasons tend to be long. 
  • There are high temperatures experienced, average temperatures tend to be above 30°C 
  • The temperatures ranges are high approximately 10 -15°C. 
  • There is limited cloud cover. 
  • There is low atmospheric humidity i.e. less than 40%.