TEMPERATURE In the temperate deciduous forest the temperature usually ranges from -22°F – 86°F. The temperate deciduous forest has 4 seasons, winter, spring, summer and fall. The average temperature is about 70°F in the summer and below freezing in the winter. Summer months begin in late June and end in late August. Winter months don’t start until December. The climate is very swift and dramatic. Over a year it goes from cold and snowy to hot and rainy.
PRECIPITATION In the temperate deciduous forest the average amount of rainfall per year is about 50cm. Also in colder regions it can have up to 200cm/year. The precipitation happens year round and usually it at its highest in Spring and early summer. It is ranked most wet biome next to rainforests. Snow usually occurs in late fall and winter. Frost occurs from all the water in the fall throughout the environment. Overall it is rainy or snowy most of the time and considered to be a very wet environment.
HUMIDITY Humidity is very high in the temperate deciduous forest. Humidity ranges from 60% - 80% throughout the year. If you are in near the cool lake waters it makes for a cooler and less humid summer. It also depends on the forests altitude. If you are higher up in the mountains the lower the humidity will be. The humidity determines how much precipitation there will be. It also causes fog and dew.
AIR PRESSURE Near the equator and in temperate deciduous forests there is very low pressure. Scientists call this a low pressure zone Clouds cannot handle high pressure so they are most common near the equator. This makes for a lot of precipitation such as rain or snow.
HOW ANIMALS HAVE ADAPTED TO THE WEATHER CONDITIONS Animals, such as bears adapt to this weather by hibernating in the Winter. This means they go into a sleep like state where they breathe very slowly. Birds adapt by migrating to a warmer place.
HOW PLANTS HAVE ADAPTED TO THE WEATHER CONDITIONS Plants in the temperate deciduous forest loose their leaves in the winter time because broad leaves cause great water loss. Trees adapt to the climate by having very thick bark which helps them stay warm when it gets cold in the winter time. Some plants also adapt to the climate by being able to lean towards the sun.
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