Almost all of the world's deciduous forests are near the ocean. The temperature and climate fluctuate because of their closeness to water and wind conditions. These climate changes are also dependent on the season. There are four distinct seasons in a temperate deciduous forest: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter. The summers last from June until August. The winters start late, starting in December. The summers are warm averaging 70 degrees Fahrenheit and the winters are cold ranging from between right below freezing to -22 degrees Fahrenheit. The rainfall averages 18in during the summer and 14in in during the winter.