The weather of Mykonos is similar to the one of the other Cyclades, that is the typical Mediterranean with mild winters and hot, dry summers. From April to August, the weather is always bright and sunny. The island has very low rainfall and for that reason, it uses tankers to supply its population and the high tourism in water. There are strong north winds (meltemia) throughout the summer months. The winter in Mykonos is relatively mild in contrast to other areas of Greece, rainfalls are rare due to the low vegetation while it rarely snows.