The weather is considerably milder year-round in Italy than in the north and central United States or Great Britain. The Amalfi Coast has a typical Mediterranean climate with temperate winters and very hot, dry summers. Spring and fall usher in delightful weather, with plenty of bright skies and pleasantly warm temperatures. In Tuscany, the weather is very unpredictable in autumn and spring, in marked contrast to the settled sunny and hot weather of summer. Winter weather is generally moderate and wet. There are also possible cold spells with snow in December and January.