By: Kelsey McCrary
The largest rainforests can be found in South America, western Africa, and throughout most of southeast Asia. Smaller rainforests are located in Central America, Madagascar, Australia and nearby islands, India, and other locations in the tropics.
In an average year in a tropical rain forest, the climate is very humid because of all the rainfall, which amounts to about 250 cm per year. This climate is found near the equator. That means that there is more direct sunlight hitting the land and sea there than anywhere else. The average temperature of a rain forest is about 77° Fahrenheit. The rain forest is about the same temperature year round. The temperature never drops below 64° Fahrenheit.