Taiwan has a hot and rainy climate. Because of this and the good soil, plants grow quickly and easily. Every year, about 2,500 mm of rainfall drops on Taiwan. Although Taiwan is very hot, the north can be quite cold in winter for a few days each year. However, on the tops of the highest mountains, it can get very cold indeed. Sometimes it can go as low as-15 degrees centigrade 7 and there is snow. In some areas, where there are mountains I close to Cities people will go into the mountains to see the snow.