Guernsey benefits from relatively mild winters and sunnier summers, with one of the highest average “sunshine hours” in the UK. As with the UK, the hottest months are August and September when temperatures are generally around 20 °C (68 °F). On average, the coldest month is February with an average weekly mean air temperature of 6 °C (42.8 °F). Snow is most likely to fall in February but rarely settles. The temperature rarely drops below freezing.