Weather Conditions in Azerbaijan
Tourists all over the world are just discovering Azerbaijan and are waking up to its historic traditions, its diverse landscapes, cultures and the amazing experiences it offers. Naturally, the question that arises is about the best time to visit Azerbaijan. It all depends upon the kind of experiences you seek to make your holiday complete. After all, with as many as 9 different climatic zones, most people might feel that there isn’t a best time to go to Azerbaijan. But here’s a season-wise list of what to expect so you can be prepared, both regarding the kind of clothes you pack and what you can expect to see.
In Azerbaijan, the summers are hot and last from June till September. The weather gets quite hot and uncomfortable and in Baku, temperatures can even reach 40 degrees centigrade. If you are visiting though, check out the highlands like Sheki or Quba where weather might be perfect for hiking or the beaches along Absheron Peninsula. So, if you’re not planning to stick to the hot lowlands, summer could actually be the best time to travel to Azerbaijan.
Expect rain in Baku during autumn, starting in October. But many locals feel that October is the best time to visit Azerbaijan because the temperature is moderate and comfortable. Hiking is not a good idea and by November, the weather begins to get a lot cooler.
Winters tend to get cold and at times can go below freezing. Baku however is quite colourful with New Year and Christmas celebrations underway.
From March onwards, spring sets in and most people like to visit Sheki, an ancient town in the Greater Caucasus Mountains. Azerbaijan celebrates its Republic Day on 28th May, so there are lots of celebrations around.