The climate in the highlands is continental with cold winters and hot summers. The average annual precipitation amounts to 443 mm.
Winters are cold (average temperature in January is -11.6C, in the highlands it can be -40 C) summers are hot and sunny (average temperature in June is 21.5 C).
The climate of Yerevan at around 1000 meters altitude is continental (summers are drier as compared with the classic continental climate).
The climate of Nagorno-Karabakh is different. Being located within 800 meters of altitude, the climate of the region is more continental rather than Mediterranean with hot summers and less cold winters as compared to the rest of Armenia.
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