The climate is subtropical and humid, tempered by predominant northeast trade winds that keep temperatures between 16° and 32° C (61–90° F ) in the coastal region; inland temperatures are slightly higher. The seasons are marked more by differences of humidity than of temperature. Annual rainfall averages vary from 127 cm (50 in) in the north to more than 380 cm (150 in) in the south. There is a dry season from February to May and another dry spell in August. Hurricanes occur from July to October.