Armenia has a tremendously diverse climate for a relatively small geographical area, from the sunny Ararat valley with its bountiful fruit gardens, to the snowcapped mountain ranges that serrate the land.
Several microclimates exist because of the country’s mountainous terrain. A sunny and hot day in the Ararat Valley may at the same time feature quite brisk weather near the windswept mountainous lakes, and snow may fall in the upper regions of Mount Aragats.
The rolling hills and high flats seem sculpted especially for rugged crosscountry skiing in the winter, while Lake Sevan in the summertime is a wonderful destination for swimming, sunbathing, and relaxation.
Average temperatures in the country’s capital, Yerevan, range from -5oC in winter to 30oC in summer, although the thermometer may fall to -10oC and rise to over 40oC. ]
Average precipitation ranges from less than 12 inches per year in the lower Arax river valley to about 36 inches per year at the highest altitudes. In Armenia, an average of 280 days a year are sunny.
*Acknowledgement – this content is provided from Investment Guide Armenia 2013 upon approval. – Full report here