Balochistan is outside the monsoon zone and experiences great extremes of climate. In winter the temperature can fall as low as -20°C in some areas. In summer it ranges from around 18°C to 50°C, although the temperature has been known to edge over 50°C on the plains. The weather is at its most pleasant from around March to late April and from mid-September to November. The coastal belt known as the Makran is mostly hot and humid throughout the year.