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Does the Amazon rainforest rain all year?

Does the Amazon rainforest rain all year?

In equatorial regions, rainfall may be year round without apparent “wet” or “dry” seasons, although many forests do have seasonal rains. The Amazon rainforest does see some severe fluctuations in rainfall, especially in its southern extremes.

How many times a year does it rain in the rainforest?

The type of rainforest and its location determines annual rainfall amounts: Equatorial rainforests receive more than 80 inches of rain annually. Montane rainforests and cloud forests obtain up to 79 inches of rain per year. Monsoon rainforests get from between 100 to 200 inches of rain annually.

What’s the average rainfall in the Amazon rainforest?

You can expect an average rainfall of 200mm per month even in the dry season. However, in June, the average rainfall almost doubles that, at 350mm on average in that month. Actually, visiting the Amazon rainforest in the rainy season does have its advantages. During the rainy season, the flora receives the level of rain it needs to flower.

When is the best time to visit the Amazon rainforest?

If you really hate rain, then perhaps it is better to visit in the drier months, but since you will get rain at any time of year, then the rainy season is a good a time as any to visit the Ecuadorian Amazon. You can expect an average rainfall of 200mm per month even in the dry season.

How many acres are lost per day in the Amazon rainforest?

That is more than 150 acres lost every minute of every day, and 78 million acres lost every year! More than 20 percent of the Amazon rainforest is already gone, and much more is severely threatened as the destruction continues. It is estimated that the Amazon alone is vanishing at a rate of 20,000 square miles a year.

How is deforestation affecting the Amazon rain forest?

If deforestation continues at current rates, scientists estimate nearly 80 to 90 percent of tropical rainforest ecosystems will be destroyed by the year 2020. This destruction is the main force driving a species extinction rate unmatched in 65 million years. THE AMAZON RAINFOREST… THE LAST FRONTIER ON EARTH