Nice image there, Alice.
I must correct you, however: northern vs southern hemisphere doesn't mean anything in terms of west vs east - the two hemispheres are entirely symmetrical. Why don't the Rockies have the same effect as the Andes? They do. That's why the southwest of the USA is very dry. But as you go further north, the effect reverses, so you have the wet northwest. The plains are dry partly because of the mountains, and also just because they're a long way from the sea.
Likewise, in the southern hemisphere, if you go further south you get wet forests on the western side of the andes and dry patagonia on the east.
I will admit I simplified it a bit too much :)
When I first wrote the post I talked specifically about Qalfal and then found I was too general about the mountains in the east thing and edited it - but made the Rocky example too general as well. I mostly tried to point out the mountains don’t have to generally be in the east.
All the things you say are correct. I just found them a little too advanced when merely talking about general climate distribution. In the case of An’danna I wonder if the large water bodies and the in general narrow strips of land won't murk up climate a little anyway. What do you think?
When I take a look on the comparison image between Heimi An'danna and our world, you made it look as though my world was in the same size as ours. When I imagined Heimi An'danna, I imagined it as quite smaller actually. If the size was a bit smaller, then the equator must be a bit different then ours. What do you think?
I have to admit I have no idea of planet size factors into climate zones - that’s why I said my assumptions were based on an earth like planet. I know a higher axial tilt will broaden the rain forest/monsoon areas while narrowing the more moderate zones, and a smaller axial tilt will work the other way round, but neither would help much in the case of An’danna.