Tropical climate is one of the five major climate groups in the Köppen climate classification. Tropical climates are characterized by monthly average temperatures of 18 °C or higher year-round and feature hot temperatures. Annual precipitation is often abundant in tropical climates, and shows a seasonal rhythm to varying degrees. There are normally only two seasons in tropical climates, a wet season and a dry season. The annual temperature range in tropical climates is normally very small. Sunlight is intense.
There are three basic types of tropical climates within the tropical climate group: tropical rainforest climate, tropical monsoon climate and tropical wet and dry climate, which are classified and distinguished by the precipitation and the precipitation level of the driest month in those regions.