Baku Climate & Weather
Baku Climate and Weather
Baku has a subtropical semi-arid climate with warm and dry summers and cool winters. The city is located in the most arid part of Azerbaijan where precipitation is less than eight inches (200mm) per year. Even in the winter months when Baku experiences the majority of its rain, precipitation levels are still relatively low. Strong gale-force winds are experienced throughout the year and for this reason Baku is known as 'The City of Winds'. Furthermore, because of the presence of these winds, the city experience fierce snow storms during the winter months. The temperatures during the summer average 79°F (26°C) with the Khazri winds providing a much-needed cooling effect. In winter average temperatures drop to around 39°F (4°C) with temperatures on the coast dipping below freezing.
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