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Re: Winter on the Amazon

> You're right - the Andes are too high to let rain come over from the
>  There isn't much rain on South America's west coast to begin with.  As for
> the Amazon, I think a lot of the rain is convectional type, rather than
> stream" or trade wind related.

Okay, but convection from WHERE?  The Gulf or the South Atlantic?

From right under the clouds.  Convection does not have to originate from the sea.  Amazon is like a big wet sponge.