Climate in Azerbaijan

Climate in Azerbaijan

Climate in Azerbaijan


Azerbaijan climate can be described as continental and all four seasons can be experienced in Azerbaijan. The Autumn sees brown leaves and cooler temperatures. While spring pokes through the snow in the form of the buds of new leaves and flowers. The climate differs in different parts of the country and three climate zones can be identified, the north and south mountainous regions of Caucasus and the coast of the Caspian.

The summer months vary between 20°C and 30°C and are warm, sunny and mostly dry. Sometimes severe thunderstorms can occur during this period that can cause much devastation to the land in the form of flash floods.

The winter is very cold, especially during the months between December and March where temperatures are well below zero and snowfall is likely to occur. The weather is quite hard as there are severe snowstorms and very strong winds. The coastal areas are significantly warmer due to the influence of the Caspian Sea.

What to wear

The summers are quite warm but it is recommended that you keep an umbrella or raincoat handy as it does tend to rain on occasion without warning. It is also recommended to take a light sweater in case the evenings are cooler than the days.

Depending on where you are the winters can be quite harsh and going as low as minus 30 in some regions. Be prepared with the necessary winter attire including heavy coats and fur lined boots. It is also necessary to have scarves, caps and earmuffs handy as protection from the cold is necessary.