The climate in Israel is "Mediterranean". Summers are from April through October and are warm and dry. June through September can be very warm! Winters, from November through March, are generally mild, with some rain. It can be quite cool in the hilly regions and Jerusalem has been known to see just a touch of snow. The climate varies from place to place. Jerusalem, which is inland and in the Judean Hills, some 2,500 feet above sea level, is generally drier and colder throughout the entire year. In the summer, it gets very hot, but it remains less humid than the coast. In the winter Jerusalem temperatures regularly drop below freezing, and it snows occasionally. The Negev, in the south, is a hot, mostly barren desert.