Hungary lies at the meeting point of three climatic zones: the continental, Mediterranean, and oceanic. Yearly temperatures vary from a minimum of -14° C (7° F ) to a maximum of 36° C (97° F ). The mean temperature in January is -4° C to 0° C (25° to 32° F ) and in July, 18° to 23° C (64° to 73° F ). Rainfall varies, but the annual average is approximately 63 cm (25 in)—more in the west and less in the east—with maximum rainfall during the summer months. Severe droughts often occur in the summers.