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Climate and weather of Iran



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Climate

 
Iran has two different climatic zones.

Temperature vary more during the year in the center (10° in January, 36 to 38° in July) than in the north (10° to 30°) and in the south (20° to 38°). Rainfall is heavier in the north (800 to 1500 mm per year) than in the center and the south (100 to 300 mm per year).

The northern coast of Iran
The north coast has a temperate climate with four seasons. Rainfall is higher in the west (1500 mm per year) than in the east (800 mm per year).

Winter (December to February)
Temperatures are low (11°) and rainfall is moderate.

Spring (March to May)
Temperatures rise progressively (15° in March, 20° in April, 25° in May) and rainfall is low.

Summer (June to August)
Temperatures are high (30°) and rainfall is low.

Autumn (September to November)
Temperatures drop steadily (25° in September, 20° in October, 15° in November) and rainfall is abundant.

Central and southern Iran
The center and the south have an arid climate with a hot season and a mild season. Rainfall varies from 100 to 300 mm per year.

Hot season (May to September)
Temperatures range between 30 and 38°. Rainfall is nonexistent and humidity is low except on the south coast.

Mild season (October to April)
Temperatures drop from October (30° in the south, 25° in the center) to January (20° in the south, 8 to 10° in the center) and then rise to April (28° in the south, 20° in the centre). The nights are cold in the center and cool in the south between November and March. Rainfall is low.

 When to go to Iran (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Iran is pleasant during the following months :

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

Tehran (Capital of Iran)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
10°
15°
21°
28°
34°
min
-1°
11°
16°
20°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
36°
35°
31°
24°
16°
10°
min
24°
23°
19°
12°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
40
30
40
30
10
...
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
...
...
...
10
20
40

Bushehr

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
18°
20°
24°
29°
34°
36°
min
10°
11°
14°
18°
23°
26°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
37°
37°
36°
32°
26°
21°
min
28°
28°
25°
20°
16°
11°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
70
30
20
10
...
...
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
...
...
...
10
30
60

Weather data (temperatures and precipitation) for Iran are derived from monthly averages established over the last twenty years.

Iran weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
Iran, a country located in the Middle East, is bordered by Pakistan to the southeast, by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to the south, by Iraq to the west, by Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan to the northwest, by the Caspian Sea to the north, by Turkmenistan to the northeast and by Afghanistan to the east.

Capital: Tehran
Area: 1 600 000 kmē
Population: 81 000 000 inhabitants
Language: Persian
Currency: Iranian rial

Iran










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