The climate in the country can be described piercing and continental with all four seasons distinctively following each other. The annual rainfall is comparatively low with 240 days of sun annually. The mornings are commonly cool and fresh and the afternoons are misty with occasional rain during the summer time, in the mountains. The temperature in the republic depending on the regions can be different from 16° and 24°C (61-75°F) in July and -6° and - 4°C (20-23°F) in January in the lowlands. The temperatures alter from 8° to 12°C (45-54°F) in July vary from -20° and -14°C (-4-7°F) in January in the highlands. Winter time can have weighty snow.