Visiting The heart Of The Caucasus: The Best Time To Visit Azerbaijan

Much of the spring, summer and fall make up the best time to visit Azerbaijan (outside of Ramadan)

When visiting this country, it’s a great thing if the weather is on your side, so it’s recommended that you know the best time to visit Azerbaijan. This former Soviet Republic is known for its historical landmarks. But extreme heat and sometimes rain can ruin your experience in Azerbaijan, so it’s best to check first the climate of your destination before traveling to it.

Here’s a quick guide to the country’s climate as well as the best time to visit Azerbaijan:

Climate. All year round, Azerbaijan’s weather is temperate with the Caspian Sea protecting the country from the hot, dry air and the Caucasus Mountains protecting the country from the biting cold thanks to the Arctic air mass that affects Russia during the winter time. So basically, Azerbaijan’s winters are mild and summers range from warm to hot, except along the Caspian sea coast when the winds make the temperature more pleasant.

But in Nakhchivan, the climate here can be extreme. Summer days can be arid, while the temperature drops to -20 degrees Celsius at night in winter.

Snow is rare in the coastal areas and in Baku, while inland areas and the mountain areas can have copious amount of snow, thus making travel to these areas difficult at times.

High amounts of rainfall can be expected in the southern forests, especially during late autumn and early spring.

So when’s the best time to visit Azerbaijan? It depends on what you plan to do or where you plan to go in Azerbaijan. But your best bet would be between April to October, when the weather is dry and warm throughout most of the country, but still bearable.

Also, the period of Ramadan is best avoided this month of fasting may mean food restrictions, which also include public places and restaurants. So unless you don’t mind fasting for an entire month, it’s best to take a rain check when visiting Azerbaijan during this time of the year.

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