Since the country is so huge, weather in China varies from place to place. The country spreads across 6 climatic zones - cold temperate zone, warm temperate zone, middle temperate zone, subtropical zone, plateau zone, and tropical zone.Pacific Ocean plays a significant role in regulating the climate in China. Due to its geographic location, facing the ocean, the country has a temperate monsoon climate, tropical monsoon climate and subtropical monsoon climate. Although China experiences rain throughout the year, the period from May to September receives the maximum rainfall.In summers most of the regions in the country experience a warm and rainy climate whereas, winters here are cold and dry. In July and August the temperature may go beyond 31 degree Celsius and in December and January it may go even below -10 degree Celsius. In some areas, such as Heilongjiang Province and summers are long in Hainan Province winters last for a long period.