Romania’s climate is temperate with usually few extreme weather conditions. The middle of the summer is generally quite warm, especially in the lowlands, where summer is usually dry. Spring and fall bring delightful, clear days of sun and comfortable temperatures. The mountains receive more precipitation than along the Danube delta, with brief showers and occasional thunderstorms in the Carpathians. Winters bring cold temperatures and abundant snowfall, along with a cold wind known as the crivat that blows down from Russia.