Armenia has a tremendous climatic variety. Being located between 380m and 4090m above sea level, Armenia has eight geographic and seven climate zones. Ararat valley, where the capital in located, has a dry continental climate with hot summers and cold winters. In the mountainous regions of the country the climate is moderately cold with cool summers and harsh winters. Woody areas of the country are characterized by moderately warm and humid climate with mild summers and winters. The most humid regions are Lori, Tavush and Syunik. The southernmost (around Meghri) and north-eastern (around Noyemberyan) areas are considered to be the sub-tropical parts of the country.
Armenia’s climatic variety depends on the absolute height of the land. Even within a city the temperature between two neighboring districts can differ by 2-3 °C.
In summer, which lasts from June to mid-September, the average temperature varies between 22 to 26 °C and may reach up to 40°C. The capital Yerevan can be incredibly hot at this time, which prompts many locals to head to cooler regions.
Winter in Armenia starts in December and lasts till the beginning of March. In winter the temperature falls to -14 °C in the mountains and to -5 °C in plain lands.
Springs are short in Armenia and last from mid-March to June with a temperature from 12 to 25 °C. Rain showers are common in March and April. By May, the country becomes warmer and drier with flowers in bloom across the beautiful landscapes.
Autumns, on the other hand, are long and well known for their vibrant and colourful foliage; fresh fruits and vegetables everywhere. The temperature fluctuates between 20-30 °C. Autumn and mid-spring are considered the best seasons to visit Armenia.
Overall, Armenia is considered a sunny country where one can enjoy sunshine even in winter.