Climate in the Kalahari Desert
- To qualify as a desert, a region must have less than 10 inches of rainfall per year on Average.
- A desert also has high loss of water through evaporation and transpiration.
- The Kalahari averages 8 inches of rainfall per year, but can get anywhere from 5 to 10 inches of rainfall per year.
- The Kalahari gets as hot as 115 degrees Fahrenheit, and as cold as 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
- November-March is the wet season, April-October is the dry season.
The Kalahari Desert receives more rainfall then most deserts and is considered a semi-desert. As shown in the chart, Deserts/Polar Tundras make up most of the land surface in the world. Hot Deserts are typically found 15-30 degrees north of the equator, and 15-30 degrees south of the equator. Hot deserts are not very diverse, with a very low concentration of organisms in the biome.