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The dry season is a term commonly used when describing the weather in the tropics. The weather in the tropics is dominated by the tropical rain belt, which oscillates from the northern to the southern tropics over the course of the year. The tropical rain belt lies in the southern hemisphere roughly from October to March, and during this time the northern tropics experience a dry season in which precipitation is very rare, and days are typically hot and sunny throughout. From April to September, the rain belt lies in the northern hemisphere, and the southern tropics experience their dry season. This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... In geography, temperate latitudes of the globe lie between the tropics and the polar circles. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Winter is one of the four seasons of temperate zones. ... A noontime scene from the Philippines on a day when the sun is almost directly overhead. ... A wet season or rainy season is a season in which the average rainfall in a region is significantly increased. ... A noontime scene from the Philippines on a day when the sun is almost directly overhead. ... The weather in the tropics is dominated by the tropical rain belt, which oscillates from the northern to the southern tropics over the course of the year. ... Oscillation is the variation, typically in time, of some measure as seen, for example, in a swinging pendulum. ...


The rain belt reaches roughly as far north as the Tropic of Cancer and as far south as the Tropic of Capricorn. Near these latitudes, there is one wet season and one dry season annually. On the equator, there are two wet and two dry seasons as the rain belt passes over twice a year, once moving north and once moving south. Between the tropics and the equator, locations may experience a short wet and a long wet season. Local geography may substantially modify these climate patterns, however. World map showing the Tropic of Cancer The Tropic of Cancer, or Northern tropic, is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. ... World map showing the Tropic of Capricorn For the novel by Henry Miller, see Tropic of Capricorn (novel). ...


In Australia [1], the Dry Season is officially regarded as the period May to September. At least in coastal areas, the period between the Dry Season and the onset of the Monsoon rains (October to December) is a period of occasional rain and high humidity, and is often referred to as the 'Build-up'.


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