South of the equator, the seasons are the reverse of those in the northern hemisphere. In South Africa, Johannesburg lies in the High Veld, an area of plains at elevations. Summers are warm, though rarely uncomfortably hot; this is the time of year when the most rain falls. Nights are cool in winter, but daytime temperatures are mild and dry weather predominates. A high percentage of sunshine and low humidity year-round make for a pleasant climate. Cape Town, located where mountains slope down to coastal lowlands, has a Mediterranean climate of mild, rainy winters and sunny summers.