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Climates of Africa

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  • 1. Climates of Africa On the following slides, you will seeinformation about the climates found in Africa. Remember to write these notes into yourbinder/spiral. Don’t forget to title the page with the title of this presentation. You must have this completed and have taken the quiz on Google docs by the due date.
  • 2. Climates in AfricaAfrica has a variety of climates.The continent has few mountain ranges to act asbarriersSeveral ocean currents help keep the climates stable
  • 3. Climates in AfricaAverage African temperatures range from 94°F inEthiopia to 51°F in MoroccoAverage precipitation ranges from 404 inches inCameroon to 0.1 inches in the Sudan Sudan Cameroon
  • 4. Climates in AfricaMediterranean Climates Found in the northwest and southwest regions of Africa Mild temperatures, wet winters and dry summers
  • 5. Climates in AfricaRainforest Climates Found in the central part of Africa and Madagascar Average temperature is 80°F Average rainfall is 70 inches per year
  • 6. Climates in AfricaSavanna Climates Found north and south of the rainforest area Hot region like a tropical rainforest Only receives major rainfall ½ of the year and dry season the other half
  • 7. Climates in AfricaSteppe Climates Found farther away from the equator, both north and south Rainfall is about 15 inches per year Most the rain is received in one season
  • 8. Climates in AfricaDesert Climates Africa has massive desert regions Sahara, Horn, Kalahari and Namib deserts Average rainfall is less than 10 inches per year Temperatures range from over 90°F in the summer to below freezing in the winter