Seasons in Armenia

Although Armenia is located in the zone of subtropical climate actual subtropical weather is observed only in southern edge of the country. The rest of the country has mild continental weather taking into account mountainous relief. This feature causes unstable and patchy nature of weather conditions in Armenia.

Scale of unevenness of distribution of the weather is impressive. Occasionally difference between temperature of opposite pats of certain town may reach 4 °C (7 °F). Weather in the Capital (Yerevan) is very dry at summer and cold at winter. In fact it is the coldest spot in whole country. In lands with lower altitude weather is comfortable.


Weather and Climate

Spring in Armenia

Spring comes to plains first at first days of March. Population of higher regions welcomes spring only with beginning of April. Nature blasts with juicy vegetation and average daytime temperature reaches 12 °C (54 °F). Same time highlands may have average temperature of -1 °C (30 °F). At April gardens begin to bloom and temperature rises to about 18-19 °C in plains (64-66 °F) while on higher territories thermometer shows 5 °C (41 °F).

Overall precipitation levels are rather high yet weather is mostly sunny and comfortable. At May air becomes even warmer with about 24 °C (75 °F) in plains and 12 °C (54 °F) in mountains. Nights stay cold with frosts in higher altitudes.

The climate of the spring months

(Yerevan)

March
Max average t°: +11 °C (52 °F)
Min average t°: +0 °C (32 °F)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 0 days
Precipitation: 14 mm (0.6")
April
Max average t°: +18 °C (64 °F)
Min average t°: +5.5 °C (42 °F)
Sundial in the day: 11.5 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 20 mm (0.8")
May
Max average t°: +24 °C (75 °F)
Min average t°: +10 °C (50 °F)
Sundial in the day: 13 hours
Rainy days: 1 days
Precipitation: 31 mm (1.2")

Spring holidays

Easter celebrations with variable dates at March-April.
8 March – International Women’s Holiday.

7 April – Motherhood and Beauty Day.
24 April – Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day.

1 May – International Workers' Day.
8 May – Country keeper's day.
9 May – Victory and Peace Day.
15 May – Family Day
16 May – Students and Youth Day.
28 May – Republic Day

Summer in Armenia

Delay of seasons shift between plain and mountainous regions applies to summer too. Good weather in flatlands starts right away at beginning of June while population of higher localities waits for last days of same months. Usually there are significant amount of precipitation and weather becomes unpredictable. Daytime temperature rises to about 27 °C (81 °F) and at night drops to about 17 °C (63 °F).

July is the hottest month of a year with 28 °C (82 °F) and 19 °C (66 °F) in plains and mountains respectively. At August weather is similar unless night temperatures range gradually drops bit by bit.

The climate of the summer months

(Yerevan)

June
Max average t°: +28 °C (83 °F)
Min average t°: +14 °C (57 °F)
Sundial in the day: 14 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 30 mm (1.2")
July
Max average t°: +32.5 °C (90 °F)
Min average t°: +17 °C (63 °F)
Sundial in the day: 14 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 26 mm (1.0")
August
Max average t°: +31.5 °C (89 °F)
Min average t°: +17 °C (63 °F)
Sundial in the day: 13 hours
Rainy days: 0 days
Precipitation: 13 mm (0.5")


Summer holidays

1 June – The day of protection of children rights.
14 June – The day of memory of repressed people

64th day after Easter – Holiday of Saint Etchmiadzin.
5 July – Constitution Day and Day of State Symbols.

Autumn in Armenia

At autumn heat is giving way to mild warmth. Average air temperature is about 22 °C (72 °F) but autumn nights are much colder than they were at summer. Temperature drops down to 9 °C (48 °F). Overall weather condition is comfortable and on top of it there is quite little precipitation.

At October temperature drops again to about 18 °C (64 °F). And in mountains even night frosts are possible. November brings another expected drop of temperature to about 10 °C (50 °F). Night frosts come to plain territories too. Most of precipitation falls in Syunik Province while Ararat Province is almost completely dry.

The climate of the autumn months

(Yerevan)

September
Max average t°: +28 °C (82 °F)
Min average t°: +12 °C (54 °F)
Sundial in the day: 12 hours
Rainy days: 0 days
Precipitation: 13 mm (0.5")
October
Max average t°: +20 °C (68 °F)
Min average t°: +6 °C (43 °F)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 10 mm (0.4")
November
Max average t°: +12 °C (54 °F)
Min average t°: +1 °C (34 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8.5 hours
Rainy days: 0 days
Precipitation: 7.5 mm (0.3")

Autumn holidays

1 September – Knowledge and school Day.
21 September – Independence Day.

5 October – Teacher's Day.
Second Saturday of October – Translator's Day

10 November – Day of local self-governance.

Winter in Armenia

Winter in the country begins right at 1 of December. Temperature of air rapidly drops and in some regions it starts to snow. January is the coldest month. At this time temperature in the capital is around -6 °C (21 °F) while in neighborhoods of Lake Sevan it is -13 °C (9 °F).

Yerevan and its region is coldest place in the country with occasional frost to -30 °C (-22 °F). Also amount of snow grows respectively to altitude. In some locations it remains until the middle of April. February brings gradual warming and by the end of the month temperature is shifting between 0 and 3 °C (32-37 °F).

The climate of the winter months

(Yerevan)

December
Max average t°: +4.5 °C (40 °F)
Min average t°: -4 °C (25 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 10 mm (0.4")
January
Max average t°: +1 °C (34 °F)
Min average t°: -7 °C (19 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7.5 hours
Rainy days: 0 days
Precipitation: 9 mm (0.35")
February
Max average t°: +4 °C (39 °F)
Min average t°: -5.5 °C (22 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8.5 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 10 mm (0.4")

Winter holidays

7 December – Day of memory of victims of earthquake.
9 December – Day of condemning and preventing genocides.

1–2 January – New Year Day.
3–5 January – Pre-Christmas holidays.
6 January – Christmas Day.