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  1. dry seasonnoun

    one of the two seasons in tropical climates

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  1. dry seasonnoun

    Any season in which little rain falls; used especially in the tropics where it alternates with the rainy season

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  1. Dry season

    The dry season is a yearly period of low rainfall 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 more rare, and days are typically sunny throughout. From April to September, the rain belt lies in the northern hemisphere, and the southern tropics experience their dry season. Under the Köppen climate classification, for tropical climates, a dry season month is defined as a month where average precipitation is below 60 millimetres. The dry season is characterized by its low humidity, and some watering holes and rivers drying up. Because of the lack of these watering holes, many grazing animals are forced to migrate due to the lack of water and feed to more fertile spots. Examples of such animals are zebras, elephants, and wildebeest. Because of the lack of water in the plants, bushfires are common. Data shows that in Africa, the advent of the Dry Season coincides with a rise in the cases of measles—which researchers believe might be attributed to the higher concentration of people in the dry season, as agricultural operations are all but impossible without irrigation. During this time, some farmers move into cities, creating hubs of higher population density, and allowing disease to spread more easily.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dry season in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dry season in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of dry season in a Sentence

  1. Nazir Foead:

    If we can improve the peat condition during the rainy season the risk of flooding can be reduced, and in the dry season, the peat can release water which will reduce the risk of forest fire.

  2. Eddy Njoroge:

    Water security is likely to pose a bigger challenge as climate change leads to less water in the dry season and heavier deluges in the rainy season, this is compounded by population growth that reduces the amount of water available per head.

  3. Khalfani Lulimi:

    We saw that this agreement would help a lot to ease unnecessary tension during the dry season.

  4. Pamela Chisanga:

    As we move towards the dry season in the coming month or two, we will definitely be water insecure as a country, particularly when small streams and rivers dry up.

  5. Salam Kone:

    If we have a little rain and a lot of sun in the two coming weeks, the trees and the fruits will be able to resist the dry season and the Harmattan well to produce many beans.

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