The country is located near to equator however there’s no excessive heat. The climate is softened by relatively high altitude and influence of big bodies of water. Thus annual range of temperatures is narrow. Averages of January, the warmest month, are 17 °C to 24 °C (63-75 °F) while at July temperature hovers between 16 °C and 21 °C (61-70 °F). In alpine regions winter temperatures may go below 0 °C (32 °F). Highest mountains have ice caps.