Generally, the best time to visit Armenia in terms of weather is from April to October.
From April to May, the weather is mild, and colorful spring blooms are in bloom. From June to August, the weather is warm and sunny, making it a good time for outdoor activities. From September to October, the weather is cool and dry, and the fall foliage is beautiful.
Find out more about when it’s the best time to visit Armenia, depending on your preferences and the activities you are interested in, in the detailed guide below.
- About Armenia
- Climate in Armenia
- Seasons in Armenia
- Best time to visit Armenia weather-wise
- Best time to visit Armenia for sightseeing
- Best time for beach holidays in Armenia
Armenia is a small, landlocked country located in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia. It is bordered by Georgia to the north, Azerbaijan to the east, Iran to the south, and Turkey to the west.
The country has a population of about 3 million people and the official language is Armenian. The capital and largest city of Armenia is Yerevan.
Armenia is a predominantly mountainous country, with Mount Ararat, a sacred mountain for Armenians, being the highest peak at 5,137 meters (16,854 feet). The country has a diverse landscape, with forests, lakes, rivers, and hot springs, as well as beautiful, historic churches and monasteries scattered throughout the countryside.
The literature, music, and art of Armenia have a long and illustrious history. Additionally, the country is renowned for its delectable cuisine, which features items like dolma (stuffed grape leaves), khorovats (barbecue), and lavash (flatbread).
Climate in Armenia
Armenia has a transitional climate between a dry, subtropical desert climate and a wet, humid subtropical climate.
Summer in Armenia can be very hot, with temperatures often reaching over 30°C (86°F). Winters can be very cold, with temperatures sometimes dropping below freezing.
Armenia tends to be a dry country, with most of the rain falling in the winter months.
Armenia has a diverse range of temperatures throughout the year, with hot summers and cold winters.
The summer months of June, July, and August typically have average high temperatures ranging from 31-34°C (88-93°F) and low minimum temperatures ranging from 15-19°C (59-66°F).
During the spring and fall months of March, April, May, September, October, and November, average high temperatures in Armenia tend to range from 13-29°C (55-84°F), while minimum temperatures range from 1-19°C (34-66°F).
The winter months of December, January, and February are typically the coldest, with average high temperatures ranging from 2-6°C (36-43°F) and minimum temperatures that can drop below freezing, averaging from -5 to -8°C (23-18°F).
Number of monthly rainy days
The graph below shows the average number of rainy days in Armenia throughout the year.
The season with the highest number of rainy days per month in Armenia is spring (11 rainy days on average).
The least wet season is summer, which has an average of only 5 rainy days per month.
Number of monthly sun hours
In Armenia, the number of monthly sun hours tends to increase as the year progresses, starting at a low of 89 hours in December and reaching a high of 353 hours in July.
The summer months of June, July, and August have the highest number of sun hours, with June having 322 hours, July having 353 hours, and August having 331 hours. These months tend to be the warmest and driest of the year, with long hours of sunshine and comfortable temperatures.
During the winter months of January and February, Armenia has the least sun hours, with 93 and 124 hours per month, respectively. These months are typically cooler and wetter, with shorter days and longer nights.
Seasons in Armenia
Armenia has four seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter.
Spring (March to May)
The spring season in Armenia lasts from March to May. It’s characterized by warmer temperatures and an increase in both sunlight as well as precipitation.
The maximum temperature increases from 14°C (56°F) in March to 25°C (77°F) in May. The minimum temperature also increases during this time, from 1°C (34°F) in March to 11°C (52°F) in May.
The spring months have a relatively high number of sun hours, with 178 hours in March, 207 hours in April, and 265 hours in May.
These months also tend to have a relatively high number of rainy days, with 8 days in March, 11 days in April, and 13 days in May.
|Max temperature||14°C / 56°F||20°C / 68°F||25°C / 77°F|
|Min temperature||1°C / 34°F||6°C / 43°F||11°C / 52°F|
|Monthly sun hours||178 hours||207 hours||265 hours|
|Monthly rainy days||8 days||11 days||13 days|
Summer (June to August)
The summer months of June, July, and August in Armenia have warm to hot temperatures, with maximum temperatures ranging from 31°C (88°F) in June to 35°C (94°F) in July and 34°C (94°F) in August.
The minimum temperatures during these months are also relatively warm, ranging from 15°C (59°F) in June to 19°C (66°F) in July and August.
The summer months also have a high number of sun hours, with 322 hours in June, 353 hours in July, and 331 hours in August.
These months tend to have relatively low numbers of rainy days, with only 8 days in June, 5 days in July, and 3 days in August.
Overall, the weather in Armenia during the summer months is generally great, with warm to hot temperatures and a high number of sun hours.
|Max temperature||31°C / 88°F||35°C / 94°F||34°C / 94°F|
|Min temperature||15°C / 59°F||19°C / 66°F||19°C / 66°F|
|Monthly sun hours||322 hours||353 hours||331 hours|
|Monthly rainy days||8 days||5 days||3 days|
Autumn (September to November)
The autumn months of September, October, and November in Armenia have relatively mild temperatures, with the maximum temperature decreasing from 29°C (85°F) in September to 13°C (55°F) in November. The minimum temperatures during these months also decrease, ranging from 13°C (56°F) in September to 0°C (32°F) in November.
The first two months of autumn have a relatively high number of sun hours, with 292 hours in September, and 220 hours in October. In November there is a noticeable decrease to 147 hours of sunlight.
The autumn season in Armenia also tends to have a moderate number of rainy days, with 3 days in September, 7 days in October, and 7 days in November.
|Max temperature||29°C / 85°F||22°C / 71°F||13°C / 55°F|
|Min temperature||13°C / 56°F||7°C / 45°F||0°C / 32°F|
|Monthly sun hours||292 hours||220 hours||147 hours|
|Monthly rainy days||3 days||7 days||7 days|
Winter (December to February)
The weather in Armenia during the winter months is generally bad, with cold temperatures and a low number of sun hours.
The maximum temperature ranges from 4°C (40°F) in December to 6°C (44°F) in February, and the minimum temperature ranges from -5°C (23°F) in December and February to -8°C (18°F) in January.
The winter months have a low number of sun hours, with 89 hours in December, 93 hours in January, and 124 hours in February.
These months tend to have a moderate number of rainy days, with 8 days in December, and 9 days in January and February.
|Max temperature||4°C / 40°F||2°C / 35°F||6°C / 44°F|
|Min temperature||-5°C / 23°F||-8°C / 18°F||-5°C / 23°F|
|Monthly sun hours||89 hours||93 hours||124 hours|
|Monthly rainy days||8 days||9 days||9 days|
Best time to visit Armenia weather-wise
The best time to visit Armenia weather-wise is from April to October. This is when the weather is at its most pleasant, with warm or hot temperatures and plenty of sunshine.
The spring months of April and May are a great time to visit, as the weather is mild and the spring blooms are beautiful.
The hot and sunny summer months of June, July, and August are ideal for outdoor activities like swimming and hiking.
From September to October, the weather is cool and dry, making it a great time for touring the country’s cultural and historical sites and enjoying the beautiful fall foliage.
Best time to visit Armenia for sightseeing
A wide selection of sightseeing opportunities is available in Armenia, a diversified and culturally rich country.
The best times to visit Armenia if you want to do some sightseeing are from April to June and from September to October.
It is easier to explore the nation’s cultural and historic attractions during these two seasons, in the spring and autumn, because they are characterized by nice weather and fewer tourists.
In July and August, when the weather is at its hottest and sunniest, Armenia experiences its busiest period. Popular tourist locations may get packed and it may be challenging to obtain accommodation during this time. Furthermore, these months’ high temperatures can make sightseeing uncomfortable and tiring.
October is the final month of the season’s wonderful autumnal weather. After that, it gets colder and rainier, which makes it less favorable for sightseeing.
Best time for beach holidays in Armenia
Since Armenia lacks a coast and any seaside resorts, it is not a common place for beach holidays.
Nevertheless, there are a few lakes (for example Lake Sevan) and reservoirs across the nation that might provide swimming and other water sports during the summer.
The summer months of June, July, and August are the ideal times to travel to Armenia if you’re interested in beach holidays. It is the hottest time of year during which there are many hours of sunshine.
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