Baku Climate & Weather
Baku Climate and Weather
Baku has a 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 (203mm) per year. Even in the winter (December to February), when Baku experiences the majority of its rain, precipitation levels are still relatively low. Strong gale-force winds are possible 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 experiences fierce snow storms during the winter months. The average high temperatures during the summer (June to August) reach 87°F (31°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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