the tropics

plural noun

: the part of the world that is near the equator where the weather is very warm

Examples of the tropics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Shoppers can already save on a Dyson cordless vacuum, a Honeywell tower fan, and a beachy-scented Yankee Candle that’ll transport anyone straight to the tropics. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 7 June 2024 The tropical Pacific climate pattern that arrived last summer is associated with hotter global temperatures, as well as droughts in the tropics and some southern continents. Hayley Smith, Los Angeles Times, 5 June 2024 These shifts give a shove to atmospheric circulation, changing how heat and moisture is carried out of the tropics toward the mid-latitudes. Tom Yulsman, Discover Magazine, 1 June 2024 Warm water from the tropics circulates northward along the U.S. Atlantic coast before crossing the Atlantic. Jerry McManus, The Conversation, 30 May 2024 Outside, palm trees evoke the tropics and and crisp, minimalist decor fills the 20 guest rooms. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 17 May 2023 La Niña conditions can help spark Atlantic hurricane activity by lessening wind shear in the tropics, according to NOAA. Abigail Adams, Peoplemag, 24 May 2024 As one of the strongest El Niños ever observed nears its end, NOAA predicts a quick transition to La Niña conditions, which are conducive to Atlantic hurricane activity because these conditions tend to lessen wind shear in the tropics. Hunter Geisel, CBS News, 23 May 2024 Langlois and Lehrer were both North American expats with money who migrated down to the tropics. Nina Burleigh, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 May 2024

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“The tropics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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