A Little More about the Rainforest Climate:
The name of the tropical rainforest is not without a reason. It rains a lot in the rainforest. In fact, it usually rains about 80 inches per year or about 1 1/2 inches per week. However, fortunately, the weather is very warm in the rainforest. It is usually in the area of 75 to 80 degrees. It rarely gets hotter or colder.
The soil in the rainforest is unique, as well. The topsoil is very thin, only 3-4 inches. It is full of nutrients and is very valuable to the plants and trees that depend on it. However, under that 3-4 inches is clay. Clay is very difficult for things to live in and therefore, it very important that the topsoil of the rainforest be preserved. In a normal natural setting, that is not a problem because the rainforest works perfectly to protect its soil by dense plants and trees. However, when plants and trees are cut and burned, it makes the soil very susceptible to washing away and the destruction of the rainforest becomes more severe.