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Monastery of Sevanavank, Lake Sevan, Armenia. Author Vigen Hakhverdyan. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike
Monastery of Sevanavank, Lake Sevan, Armenia. Author Vigen Hakhverdyan

Armenia climate: when to go to Armenia

Armenia has a distinctly continental climate with dry and sunny summers, which lasts from June to September, when temperatures range between 22°C and 36°C. Winters are cold and snowy with average temperatures ranging between -5°C and -10°C, spring is of short duration, while autumn is long, this season has very beautiful colors of the leaves of the woods.

The average amount of annual rainfall in the more dry plains reaches 250 mm, while in more humid regions, the higher regions, reaches 800 mm, but the average rainfall in the country is around 500 mm annually. Two are the relatively rainy seasons: spring (March-June) and then the months of October and November. The capital Yerevan has an average of 92 days of rain per year and 2,479 hours of sunshine annually.

The winter months are characterized by heavy snowfalls. The snow remains in the soil for periods that vary according to the areas between 40 and 100 days per year. In Armenia there are two seasons relatively more rainy: spring, which includes the months from March to June and then the autumn months of October and November. The summers are dry and hot with temperatures sometimes exceeding 40 ° C.

Cathedral, Etchmiadzin, Armenia. Author Butcher. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

Cathedral, Etchmiadzin, Armenia. Author Butcher

WHEN TO GO TO ARMENIA

The best season for a trip to Armenia are the months between May and October. These months are characterized by a milder and dry climate.

ARMENIA CLIMATIC TABLES

YEREVAN (907 metres)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days (snowy days)
January -7,5 1,2 20  2 (7)
February -4,4 5,5 21  4 (7)
March 0,7 12,6 29  8 (2)
April 7,0 19,4 51  12 (0,2)
May 11,2 24,1 42  12 (0)
June 15,4 29,9 22  8 (0)
July 19,4 33,7 16  5 (0)
August 18,8 33,4 9  4 (0)
September 13,4 28,7 8  4 (0)
October 7,5 21,0 32  8 (0,1)
November 1,1 12,4 26  7 (1)
December -3,9 4,6 20  4 (5)
YEAR 6,6 18,9 296  78 (22)

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