Hot and dry area Not a desert
Usually it is found on the outer parts of arid climate areas.Semi-Arid climates are classified the amount of rail fall during the wet period, and dominant vegetation.Wet period is 3-4 months with high rainfall than evaporation. The vegetative cover is characterized by scrubs, shrubs and grass.
Annual rainfall is 10-20in. Which is enough to support grass.The rain is not enough to support a forest cover.There can be more rain, but it is usually only the 10-20in. Sometimes when there is less there is a drought with no rain for a long period of time.
Seasons and Temperature Range
Seasons depend on the latitude.Most places experience summer and fall usually. Usually winter produces more rain than the other seasons.
Factors Affecting Climate
The climate is affected by the climate of the arid weather.Since Semi-arid is on the outer edge of the arid climate it depends on that weather.The latitude also affects the weather climate.