North Cyprus enjoys typical Mediterranean climate with long, warm and dry summers from mid-May to mid-October and mild and wet winters from December to February. Summer in Northern Cyprus is a season of hot weather, high temperatures and cloudless sky, but the sea breeze can make a pleasant atmosphere in coastal areas. The temperature of the hottest months (July and August) reaches to 34 °C and even to 40 °C. In the interior of the island the temperature during the coldest months is between 7 and 15 degrees. As the relief grows higher, the temperature gets lower and is why the coastal areas boast higher temperatures that the Kyrenia Mountain ranges during winter. Winters are mild with some rain and only occasional quick-melting falls of snow on the Kyrenia Mountain range – although the snow on the mountains is stunning to behold. While Cyprus enjoys high sunshine duration in all coastal areas, even in January there are generally six hours of bright sunshine during the day. The weather in North Cyprus provides the visitors a truly pleasant holiday all year round.