10 Հլս CLIMATE AND WHAT TO PACK ?
Armenia is located in subtropics, however, because of the high-mountainous character the climate there is rather dry continental with hot summers (average temperature +25 С) and cold winters (average temperature -6C).
Maximum amount of precipitations falls out in spring and beginning of summer.
The weather in different areas of Armenia differs significantly, though.
In the uplands the climate gets more severe and first turns to moderate-warm, then — moderate, and further transforms into continental (average temperature in January-14C, July +10 С).
Summers and autumns in Armenia are very sunny. In winter there is a lot of snow which in midlands and uplands is up to 30-100 cm and lasts for a long time.
The highest mountain tops in Armenia as a rule are covered by snow all year round.
The capital, Yerevan, is located at 800 meters above sea level, that is the lowest altitudes of the country. The average temperature ranges from -2.5 °C in January to 26.5 ° in July, with highs around 34 °C although nights remain cool.
In the north, Gyumri it is a cold city because of the altitude, it is located at 1,500 meters above sea level. The average temperature in January is -8.5 °C. Summer is quite warm, at least if you consider the altitude: highs in July and August are about 26 °C although nights remain cool.
Sevan is located at 2,000 meters above sea level, on the shores of lake Sevan. Even though it is located at a higher altitude, in Winter it cold and the lake is often frozen, the average in temperature in January is -8 °C while the average in August is 15 °C (58.5 °F).
In summer, however, locals sunbathe along the banks and swim in the lake.
What to Pack !
In winter: bring very warm clothes, a fleece, a down jacket, a hat, a scarf, and gloves.
In summer: bring light clothes for the day, a sun hat, a sweatshirt and a light jacket for the evening.