In geography, temperate latitudes of the globe lie between the tropics and the polar circles. The changes in these regions between summer and winter are not extreme, not burning hot nor freezing cold. However, areas with a temperate climate can have very unpredictable weather. One day it may be sunny, the next it may be raining, and after that it may be cloudy. This is usual in summer as well as in winter. The temperate regions have four seasons: summer, autumn, winter and spring. Temperate means moderate.