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Does it ever not rain in a rainforest?

Does it ever not rain in a rainforest?

Rainforests are subject to heavy rainfall, at least 80 inches (2,000 mm) — and in some areas over 430 inches (10,920 mm) — of rain each year. In equatorial regions, rainfall may be year round without apparent “wet” or “dry” seasons, although many forests do have seasonal rains.

Why is it wet in the rainforest?

Rainforests are wet because the air pressure at the equator is low. Air is sucked in from the oceans which contains moisture.

Why are rainforest soils poor quality?

In the rainforest, most of the carbon and essential nutrients are locked up in the living vegetation, dead wood, and decaying leaves. As organic material decays, it is recycled so quickly that few nutrients ever reach the soil, leaving it nearly sterile.

Why does the rain forest have so much rain?

the rainforests have loads of rain because the rainforest above is near the equator, the water on the equator evaporates and gets drawn to the rainforest… it rains. high rain is one of the reasons rain forests have diverse ecology and the highest amount of biodiversity than any other place on the terrestrial ecosystems.

How is the weather in the tropical rainforest?

The weather in the tropical rainforest is always hot and humid. It’s also not rare to see rain every day or at least on most days. It can rain more than 100 inches a year.

Are there wet and dry seasons in the rain forest?

Wet and Dry Seasons. Temperate rainforests have a long wet season and a short dry season. Rain still falls during the “dry” season, however, but not at the same rate as during the wet season.

Why does it rain in the tropics so often?

As air rises it cools and water condenses to form rain which is why the tropics are wet. Air flows from high pressure to low pressure areas. Hadley cell – system of air and water vapor circulation near the equator.