Iran, this marvelous country, is full of surprises. From the moment you enter Iran, until the moment you leave, you will face a lot of surprises. From the way people treat you kindly, the top attractions, and the pristine nature of Iran to the diverse climate (Iran weather) it offers in each part of this big cat. Iran is a four-season country and based on your schedule, you will experience different climates.
The Emerge of Blossoms
If you are traveling to Iran in spring, you are lucky enough to see the colorful nature, the warm breeze of the spring, and green trees with little white and pink blossoms on it. This is the weather you get to experience in the springtime in most of the cities. However, in the northern part of Iran, the weather is still cold and rainy at this time of the year. Probably it is the best time to travel to Iran since it is not that hot except the southern part which has gone to welcome the hot intolerable summer of that area.
Say Hello to the Hot Summer
Like many other four-season countries, Iran is hot during summer, the sun is showing its hottest mood and you shouldn’t get out of your hotel or anywhere you are staying at without a bottle of cold water. However, this hotness is a little bit hard to tolerate along the Caspian Sea of Iran which offers a hot and humid climate. In addition, the southern part of Iran also offers a hot and humid climate at this time of the year which makes you swelter in the heat. On the other hand, due to the mountainous area of the south-western part of Iran, in the cities like Tabriz and Azerbaijan, you can experience cooler weather in comparison to other regions of Iran.
The Starry Sky of the Summer Nights of Deserts
One other amazing experience you can have during summer is visiting the exquisite deserts of Iran including Varzaneh and Lut. People avoid the hot deserts of Iran but what they don’t know is how dreamy it gets at nights with the starry night sky and cool weather which you shouldn’t miss.
Cold Breeze of Autumn
Warm colors, the sound of leaves cracking under your feet as you walk in the street with the cold breeze of autumn companying you, is how’s the weather like in Iran in fall. Some regions can be cooler like the northern part and some can be like springtime like the cities close to the Persian Gulf. Autumn can also be a suitable time to travel to Iran if you are looking for cool weather in Iran. The best places to visit at this time of the year are the central regions that are exactly the way it was described in the first sentence.
Time for the Snowflakes to Pour Down
Time for a trip to the ski resorts of Tochal, Koohrang, Dizin, and Shemshak. Take the family snow tubing, build a snowman and have a great time with your family and friends during winter in Iran. After playing in the snows and feeling cold to the bone in the north and central region of Iran, get yourself to the mild climate of the south, take a long walk on the hot sands of the Persian Gulf shore and enjoy the warm springlike weather of South.
You can see that Iran has a very diverse climate change during the year and somehow it can be said that from the Hyrcanian green forests of the north to the beaches and islands of the Persian Gulf you can experience all four seasons in different regions of Iran. This climate change all over Iran just adds to the spectacularity of this marvelous country.
From snowy mountains, to volcanic beaches
It’s safe to say that most people check the climate and weather of a country in order to anticipate what clothes to take. This goes double for Iran. You must pay extra attention to what tours you are taking, in which region and in which season. Iran is a big country with a wide weather diversity. From South to North, the overall temperature and humidity change drastically. You could experience hot, dry and humid conditions in one season in Iran. So check your itinerary first, then check the weather based on the cities you want to visit.
But wait! Iran must have an overall weather type right?
Of course there is an overall weather condition. Iran is classified as a hot and dry country. Most historical sights are located in the arid Central areas. Looking at the topographical map, you can see that Iran has two massive mountain ranges which play pivotal roles when it comes to climate and weather. Some say the mountain ranges slightly resemble a ‘less than’ symbol (<). Others say they look like two halves of a boomerang.
In the North, the mountains are lush, with a rainy and humid climate. If you plan on the visiting the Mountainous North, the summer is your best time. If you plan on visiting the Caspian Sea region, the fall and spring are your best choice, while the summers are humid and hot. In the South, close to the coastal areas, the weather can be super-hot and humid in the summers as well. Travellers often travel to Southern destinations in the fall and winter seasons, due to the area’s moderate and blissful climate in those seasons. Since Iran is generally a mountainous country, the higher your elevation, the colder the temperature. The central area is predominantly hot and dry most of the year.
Generally the best time to visit all parts of Iran would be in the springtime. The weather throughout Iran’s extensive geography is relatively moderate and comfortable throughout this season. Not to mention the endless bouquet of blossoms everywhere you go from millions of trees coming back to life.
What is the average temperature(Iran weather)?
The temperature varies throughout Iran. There’s really no direct way to have an overview on the weather. Iran has gigantic mountains and deep valleys. There can be below-freezing and close-to-boiling temperatures occurring at the exact same time and day within a couple hundred kilometers of each other inside Iran. For example, in the summertime, the Caspian Sea Coastal region can reach temperatures of up to 40℃ (along with 70% humidity), while driving less than 30 kilometers into the Alborz mountains nearby can bring you to locations with temperatures as low as 15℃.
No matter which season you choose to travel to Iran, you should have no fear. There is always a place with the perfect temperature for each preference. There are also numerous ways to beat the conditions, hot or cold. Local Iranians have entirely adapted to their unique living conditions, and thus know exactly how to access and provide comfortable living temperatures year-round.
What kind of weather is in Iran?
The most important thing that travelers should know is that most tours are designed to focus on sights located in Iran’s Central area. While there are extensive tours(Iran tour) covering Iran’s northern regions, travelers are usually faced with hot and dry conditions(Iran weather). If you’re Iran trip is planned before you arrive, you should check the temperature of each city which you will visit and pack appropriately.
If you are travelling solo, backpacking or otherwise winging your trip, you really must plan for both ends of the Iran’s extreme weathers. Generally, if you are travelling extensively through Iran, pack one set of light summer clothes, along with another set of heavy winter gear.
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