Climate of the Mountains

The characteristic features of the climate of the mountains is low temperature, abundant rainfall, low pressure and low relative humidity. Following is a short description of some of the climatic elements found in these climates…
Temperature:
Temperature falls 1 degree F for every 300 feet or 1.6 C for every 1000 feet. As we ascend the mountain, the climate becomes cooler and cooler. It has a special advantage in hot climates. When the surrounding area is hot an humid , these mountain areas enjoy a cool and pleasant climate. For instance, equatorial climates are known for their hot and uncomfortable climate. Yet, Quito, the capital of Ecuador, which is located directly on the equator has a very pleasant climate. It has temperature of every month of 55 F (14 C) whereas the equatorial average is 80 F (27 C). Likewise the hill stations of India and Pakistan were the favorite …