Characteristics of Modified Tropical Climate

this type of climate is experienced in central highlands E and W of R. Valley.


  • Mean annual temperatures averages between 17-24◦c.
  • Lower warmer slopes and cooler higher slopes due to modification by altitude.

  • Receives rainfall throughout the year (1000-2000mm).
  • Receives Orographic rainfall caused by S.E Trade Winds.
  • Double maxima rainfall regime in eastern highlands and single maximum in the W. highlands.
  • Humidity is moderate.