Burma has a largely tropical climate with three seasons: the monsoon or rainy season, from May to October; the cool season, from November to February; and the hot season, generally from March to April. Rainfall during the monsoon season totals more than 200 inches in upper Burma and over 100 inches in lower Burma and Rangoon. Central Burma, called the dry zone, and Mandalay, the chief city in the area, each receive about 30 inches. Average daily temperatures in Rangoon range from 64–90°F in January, during the cool season, and from 75–97°F in April, during the hot season. The climate in upper Burma, particularly at altitudes ranging from about 1,000–4,000 ft, is the most temperate throughout the year, while lower Burma, especially in the delta and coastal regions, is the most humid.