“Each day is more or less the same, the morning is clear and bright with a sea breeze; as the Sun climbs high in the sky, heat mounts up, dark clouds form, then rain comes with thunder and lightning. But rain is soon over”. Which of the following regions is described in the above passage?
[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2015 Prelims]
- The equatorial climate, found within 5 to 10 degrees on either side of the equator, is characterized by rainforests that experience hot and humid weather year-round.
- The temperatures remain constant with very little seasonal variation, and the region receives high annual rainfall with frequent daily showers.
- The Amazon and Congo basins in South America and Africa, respectively, the Guinea coast in Africa, and much of the Indo-Malaysian region, eastern Central America, some Caribbean islands, western Colombia, and eastern Madagascar are all areas where this type of climate can be found.
Therefore, option (b) is the correct answer.