Kyrgyzstan has a sharp continental climate with all four seasons distinctively following each other. The annual rainfall is relatively low with 247 days of sun per year. The mornings are usually cool and fresh and the afternoons are hazy with infrequent rain during the summer time, in the mountains. The temperature can be different from 16° and 24°C (61-75°F) in July and -6° and - 4°C (21-24°F) in January in the lowlands. The temperatures fluctuate from 8° to 12°C (46-54°F) in July vary from -20° and -14°C (-4-7°F) in January in the plateaus. There are heavy snowfalls during winter time.