There is no bad weather!
Wondering when is the best time to go to Yerevan? Yerevan does not have bad weather. The sun is always here.
The climate of Yerevan is characterized by cool winters and hot summers. Winter months are quite cold, but snowfalls are infrequent and light. Summer months are the hottest. Average temperatures range from 22 C (77.6 F) to 36 C (96.8 F). The evenings are cool and refreshing.
Although Armenia is a southern country, winters here can be quite cold. In Yerevan, the temperature reaches 20 degrees Celsius below zero, but it doesn't snow often. Usually, snow either melts quickly or freezes.
During the New Year holiday, the central streets are decorated and each shop puts up festive lights. Everything is so beautiful in winter.
If you want to eat special, tasty and interesting breakfast soup in winter, you should definitely try Armenian khash “The Armenian Winter Soup”.
The seasons vary drastically in Yerevan, changing with the months of the year. It starts getting warm at the end of February. Snowdrops and violets are already sold in the streets and real spring comes in March.
In April, apricot trees start blooming, which creates a truly fantastic scene around the city. In Armenia, the month between International Women's Day on March 8th, and the Day for Maternity and Beauty on April 7th is dedicated to women. During this time stores have special sales on perfume, jewelry and clothes. In May, the weather in Yerevan is often rainy and stormy. But May is also when the summer cafés open and amusement parks start to fully function.
Summer in Yerevan is like a picturesque postcard. In late July and early August, the temperature often gets about 40 degrees Celsius. It's important to wear a hat, or even carry an umbrella, to avoid sunstroke.
It is recommended to drink a lot of water. Water in Yerevan is cold and tasty. There is no need to filter or boil it. You can drink it straight from the drinking fountains in the streets. There are plenty of them in the city streets, so locals do not usually buy water.
Summer is all about fruit and vegetables. In mid-August, Echmiadzin, the head of the Armenian Church, holds the religious holiday of the blessing of the grapes. Many people will only start eating grapes after this blessing. In the summer, active city life begins late in the evening, when the weather gets a bit cooler, and lasts until 3 or 4 am, regardless of whether or not the next day is a work day.
Fall is the best season to visit Yerevan. It is not too hot, and there is a nice cool breeze in the evening. Fall in Armenia is long and mild – neither cold nor hot. In September, splendid local grapes and peaches are sold in the markets. Numerous open-air cafés stay open until late October. In the fall, these cafés are pleasant both during the day and in the evening. Several holidays are celebrated in fall. The biggest among them is the 21st of September, Armenia's Independence Day.
Day of the City (the Erebuni-Yerevan festival) takes place at the beginning of October.