Generally speaking, Iran enjoys a hot, dry climate influenced by Iran’s location between the subtropical aridity of the Arabian Desert areas and the subtropical humidity of the eastern Mediterranean area.
Iran is the country of four seasons with long, hot and dry summers, and short and cold winters. July is the hottest month in Tehran with an average temperature of 86°F (30°C) and the coldest is January at 39°F (4°C). The wettest month is March with an average of 50mm of rain, mostly in the north of the Alborz Mountains and alongside the Caspian Sea.
Iran Diverse Climate
The country of Iran enjoys a variable climate that ranges from semi-arid to subtropical. It has a high climatic diversity with 4 general climatic zones: 1) warm and humid, 2) warm and dry, 3) mild and humid, 4) cold.
Iran is an area with a complex topography, located between arid Central Asia and the Mediterranean climate zone. Except for the western parts and the northern coastal areas, Iran’s climate is mainly arid and semiarid.
In the northwest, winters are cold with heavy snowfall and subfreezing temperatures during December and January. Spring and fall are relatively mild, while summers are dry and hot.
Iran’s Amazing Natural Features
As a land of extreme contrasts, Iran enjoys rich natural resources and distinct geographical advantages including mountains, deserts, forests, seas, etc.
In fact two-thirds of this country is mountains and deserts. Alborz and Zagros are the two most significant mountain ranges in Iran. Some of the highest peaks are snow-capped almost all year round, which makes them a perfect skiing destination.
The eastern part of the Iranian plateau is covered by two salt deserts, Dasht-e Kavir (Great Salt Desert) and Dasht-e Lut.
As mentioned earlier, Iran is mainly a semi-arid country and some parts of the country have got more water than others. Bodies of water are scattered in different areas of it, the largest of which include the Caspian Sea, Persian Gulf, and Gulf of Oman, bordering Iran to the north and south.
This natural variation, which is one of the most important features of tourism in Iran, is the reason why it is colder or warmer in some regions, regardless of the seasons.
Visiting Iran’s Natural Attractions
The climate variability of Iran have profound impacts on flora, fauna, and the ecosystems they inhabit.
This will definitely effect biodiversity and, by generating different landscapes, will provide a valuable opportunity for visitors to experience a wide-range of natural wonders.
Iran is the land of glory and beauties, and each season in Iran offers its own advantage and uniqueness. For example, summer is the best time to visit north of Iran, because it is usually cold in winter.
Iranviva Team will provide you with the best tour offers to Iran in different seasons of the year.
Just make sure you don’t miss our article about the best time to visit Iran before planning your trip to Iran.