The tropical grasslands, called savannas show two distinct seasons, i.e., there is a rainy season in the summer with around 40 to 65 centimeters of rain and a dry season in the winter when only a couple of inches of rain may fall. Although a grassland, the savannas differs from the temperate grasslands. Temperate grasslands are further up the equator and hence experience the shift from winter to summer. Temperate grasslands also receive much less rainfall than savannas. Deserts on the other hand receive very little to no precipitation. The rainforest receive heavy rainfall, making them very humid and warm but never dry. Biomes like taiga have the coldest of the three forest biomes, as it is located near the polar region and the average precipitation they receive is between 30 to 75 centimeters per year. This is only slightly more than the desert or the tundra.