The Fiji Islands enjoys a tropical South Sea maritime climate without great extremes of temperature. At the capital Suva, the average summer high temperature is 29 C and the average winter low is 20 C; temperatures typically are lower in elevated inland areas. All districts receive the greatest amount of rainfall in the season from November through March, during which time hurricanes are also experienced perhaps once every two years. While rainfall is highly variable, the average rainfall increases steadily inland from coastal areas. It is reduced in the east of the larger islands from April to October, giving an annual average of 120 inches (3,050 millimetres) per year, it virtually ceases in the west, to give an annual rainfall of 70 inches. This makes a sharp contrast in both climatic conditions and agriculture between east and west. Tropical cyclones affect the group every few years.