Vermont normally receives about 502mm of rain per year and because it receives most of its rainfall during winter it has a Mediterranean climate. The chart below (lower left) shows the average rainfall values for Vermont per month. It receives the lowest rainfall (15mm) in January and the highest (71mm) in June. The monthly distribution of average daily maximum temperatures (centre chart below) shows that the average midday temperatures for Vermont range from 16.7°C in July to 25.7°C in February. The region is the coldest during July when the mercury drops to 7°C on average during the night. Consult the chart below (lower right) for an indication of the monthly variation of average minimum daily temperatures.