According to allcitycodes, Ethiopia has a tropical climate with hot temperatures year-round. Average temperatures range from around 15°C (59°F) to 28°C (82°F). In the highlands, temperatures are cooler, with average highs of around 20°C (68°F) and lows of 11°C (52°F). Rainfall in Ethiopia is heaviest during the summer months when it typically receives around 500mm of rain each year. During this period, thunderstorms and tropical cyclones can bring intense rainfall for short periods of time. In addition, there are occasional droughts that can affect some parts of Ethiopia for extended periods of time due to El Niño events reducing rainfall across much of the country for several months at a time. In addition to its regular seasons, Ethiopia also experiences occasional hurricanes which bring strong winds and heavy rains that can cause destruction in some areas. Additionally, there are occasional dust storms which can bring strong winds and dust that can reduce visibility in some areas. These dust storms usually occur during the spring when winds are strongest and can last for several days at a time. Hail is also common during the winter months and often lasts into early spring. Check payhelpcenter for Ethiopia in 2008.