Armenia is often described as a sunny country. The climate is highland continental, dry with four seasons. Temperatures can vary considerably between seasons.
The summer temperature fluctuates between 22 and 36 degrees Celsius (72 and 97 degrees Fahrenheit) with evening breezes blowing down the mountains providing a welcome refreshing and cooling effect. Springs are short, while falls are long. Winters are quite cold with plenty of snow and temperatures ranging between -10 and -5 degrees Celsius (14 and 23 degrees Fahrenheit).
Annual precipitation for the country as a whole average is 550 mm.
The climate of Armenia can be classified as Dfb climate; a humid snow climate with the warmest month between 10°C and 22°C and the coldest month below -3°C.
The best season to visit
Autumn and mid-spring are the best seasons to visit Armenia. Springs are short, while falls are long. Armenian fall is noted for mild and sunny weather, bright colors of landscapes and abundance of autumn fruits.
What to pack:
Lightweight cotton clothing with rainwear for sudden cloudbursts is advised for the summer, while medium- to heavyweight clothing is necessary for the winter.