Climate

The climate of Armenia is highland continental, dry with four seasons. Temperatures can vary considerably between seasons. The summer is generally pleasant reaching 25°C, though in the Ararat valley temperatures can climb to 40°C. Winters are cold with temperatures dipping to -5°C in Yerevan, and colder in the Ararat Valley (-30°C) and the Lake Arpi area (-46°C). Annual precipitation for the country as a whole averages 550 millimeters. The best time to visit Armenia is in spring or autumn.

Monthly average temperatures (Celsius/Fahrenheit):

JANUARY-3.7 / 25
FEBRUARY-2.3 / 28
MARCH4.0 / 39
APRIL11.1 / 52
MAY15.9 / 61
JUNE20.1 / 70
JULY24.0 / 75
AUGUST24.2 / 76
SEPTEMBER20.0 / 68
OCTOBER13.9 / 57
NOVEMBER6.2 / 43
DECEMBER-1.2 / 30