When to Go in Iran

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In Iran, when to go can vary from time to time. Ideal visiting times also depend on the part of Iran you wish to visit. The climate of this region ranges from subtropical to arid and semiarid, depending on the location. Iran is a cultural area known for its fascinating wildlife and interesting animal species, so no matter when you go, you are sure to see something worthwhile. Below is more information on the climate to expect while traveling to Iran at different times of the year.

Iran's Variable Climate

Iran has a dynamic climate, and the weather you encounter while traveling will vary from region to region. The northwestern area of Iran is known for its cold winters with heavy snowfall and subfreezing temperatures in December and January. Fall and spring in the northwest are moderate, and summers are very hot and dry.

In the southern part of Iran, winters are moderate and comfortable, while summers are extremely hot. Summer temperatures in the southern region are known to exceed 38 degrees Celsius (100.4 degrees Farenheit) in the month of July. Certain areas in the southern part of Iran can also be humid, in addition to hot.

For the most part, Iran has an arid climate; the majority of its annual precipitation occurs from October to April, and averages about 25 centimeters. In contrast, the mountain valleys of the Zagros and the Caspian coastal plain average 50 centimeters of yearly rainfall. But the rainiest area of all is the western part of the Caspian, which receives nearly 100 centimeters a year.

Arid Climate and Temperatures

Because Iran features mainly a arid climate, summers in this region are known to be extremely hot, no matter what area you visit. If you are sensitive to heat and prefer a more mild climate, the best time to visit Iran is probably not in the summer months. Ideally, you should travel to Iran in the spring or fall, which generally have the mildest weather conditions and most moderate temperatures. If you're traveling to the southern region of Iran, winter can be an ideal time to visit, as the temperatures during this time are usually mild and cool. If you're visiting the northwest area, on the other hand, you may want to avoid the winter months, as winters can be quite cold and snowy there.

What to Wear In Iran

When traveling to Iran in the summer, you will need clothing that is very lightweight and breathable. Fall and spring temperatures are usually mild, so clothing should be lightweight, cotton, and comfortable. Winter clothing will depend on the area you visit, but should be much heavier than summer clothing. The northwest region gets the coldest, so you will want to have heavy winter gear if visiting this area during winter.

March 17, 2010 new by cferry1990

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