Zurich has a typical continental climate, with hot sunny summers and cold snowy winters. In general, the city doesn't experience extreme weather, and the four distinct seasons make it a pleasant place to visit at any time of the year. While summer daytime temperatures can reach over 35°C, the average summer high is closer to 22°C. Visitors can expect over 120mm of rain in an average month of July, but it usually comes in the form of brief thunderstorms, helping to keep humidity levels low.