Armenia is often described as a sunny country. The climate is highland continental, dry with four seasons. Temperatures can vary considerably between seasons. The summer is generally pleasant reaching 25°C, though in the Ararat valley temperatures can climb to 40°C.
Winters can be quite cold with temperatures falling to -5°C in Yerevan, and colder in the Ararat Valley (-30°C) and the Lake Arpi area (-46°C). Annual precipitation for the country as a whole average is 550 mm.
Lightweight cotton clothing with rainwair for sudden cloudbursts is advised for the summer, while medium- to heavyweight clothing is neccesary for the winter. be prepared for extreme low temperatures in the Ararat valley and near Lake Arpi.
The climate of armenia can be classified as Dfb climate; a humid snow climate with the warmest month between 10°C and 22°C and the coldest month below -3°C.