They have seasons based on how much rain they get. Hurricane season is from the months of June to November. When a hurricane comes the wind is anywhere from 100 to 200 miles per hour. Then can also cover about 50 to 500 miles and can last for several days. There are five categories of hurricanes; number one is 74 to 95 miles per hour, number two is 96 to 110 miles per hour, number three is 111 miles per hour, number four is 131 to 155 miles per hour, and the worst of all, number five, is more than 155 miles per hour.
Climatic Conditions Across the Globe 1. a) Climatic Conditions: These are conditions arising in the world as a result of a change of weather, including latitude, altitude, winds and ocean currents. Climatic conditions therefore vary in different countries of the world as well as sometimes within the same country. In addition, countries at opposite ends of the earth can have similar climatic conditions. It just depends on their latitude from the equator, i.e. the Caribbean, South Asia are 10-25 degrees north of the equator.
This is associated with flooding in Peru and droughts occurring in Australia. This kind of weather change is caused by El Nino. An El Nino may occur every three to seven years . It begins with a change in the trade winds. El Nino can last from a few months up to two years .
In upland regions such as Jerusalem, January temperatures average 9 degrees Celsius (48 Degrees Fahrenheit) while August temperatures average 24 degrees Celsius (75 degrees Fahrenheit). In coastal plains, including Haifa and Tel Aviv – Yafo, January averages 12 degrees Celsius (54 degrees Fahrenheit) and August averages 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit). The highest and lowest elevations are subject to extremes: frost occurs a few days a year in mountainous inland regions, while summer temperatures can reach the upper 30 degrees Celsius (lower 100degree Fahrenheit) in the Jordan valley and in the southern desert regions. Israel subtropical (it borders the tropical zone) desert is hot and dry year round. The northern mountainous area has temperature variations with some freezing and even an occasional snow.
Called , they roll west toward Indonesia, the Philippines and Australia. Eventually, the series of waves strikes the coasts of those countries. Then, it reverses and heads back toward South America, traveling along the equator. "As it passes," McPhaden said, "it leaves cold water closer to the surface." El Nino normally occurs around Christmas and usually last for a few weeks to a few months.
It is located on the North-East side of the Ring of Fire. It separates two other major plates called the Juan de Fuca and North American plates. (Flynn). Geological evidence shows the last earthquake in the Cascadia Subduction Zone was in January of 1700. According to geological record, earthquakes happen in this area approximately every 300 years.
The Philippine Islands are within the Tropics and have an annual temperature of about 80°F (about 27°C). Rainfall averages about 80in (about 203cm) a year in the lower lands. In most of the Philippine Islands the rainy season occurs during the summer monsoon, from May to November, when the wind blows f... ... middle of paper ... ...e units include 60 chartered cities and more than 1500 municipalities. Region In northern Luzon the valley of the Cagayan River is a plain about 50 mi (about 80 km) wide, surrounded by the mountains of the Sierra Madre on the east, the Cordillera Central on the west, and the Caraballo Mountains on the south. To the south of the Caraballo Mountains is the Central Luzon Valley, which extends from Lingayen Gulf to Manila Bay, and Laguna de Bay, the largest lake of Luzon.
coast to Pepillo Salcedo in the north. Climate The Dominican climate is classified as tropical maritime (Goodwin, p.116). This climate is characterized by high humidity and yearlong trade winds. The country experiences the highest rainfall in the northern region with approximately 1500mm/year; the rainfall is lightest along the Haitian border (May, p.195). The island is located in the hurricane belt and lays victim to one or two hurricanes per year, inflicting major damage upon the lives of its citizens.
Looking at a map of the southern hemisphere, one wouldn't expect such a seemingly "small" island to be so exotic and bountiful, but the island of Madagascar is just that. A 226,658 square mile (587,041 square kilometers) piece of land, with a a coastline of about 2,480 miles (3,990 kilometers), it's a beautiful and different view of its large neighbor, Africa.The island itself is made up of ridges, rivers, valleys, and tropical forests sectioning off the different regions of the landscape, scattered trees and tall grasses to one side, narrow coastal plains, and low plataeus and plains off to another. To the north is Mt. Maromokotro, the highest peak on the island at 9,436 feet (2,876 meters). Coral beaches line the east coast, adding to the natural beauty of the already lovely landscape.The tropical climate provides varying amounts of rainfall-from 83 inches (211 centimeters) in the northwest to 14 inches (36 centimeters) in the southwest.
The climate of Vietnam is largely tropical, though the north may be distinguished as subtropical. Differences in humidity, rainfall, and temperature are caused largely by changes in elevation. The north has a hot and humid five- month-long wet season lasting from May through September. The remainder of the year is relatively warm and rainfree, but humid. A prolonged period of fog,