The climate of Isfahan (Iran)
Isfahan is located west from central Iran in the Isfahan province on
the banks of the Zayandeh Rud River at the foot of the Zagros mountain
range. The Zayandeh Rud River is one of the few rivers in Iran that
doesnít dry up during the summer. The river flows into Lake Gavkhuni
which is situated southeast from the city. Isfahan is a very old city,
remains of civilization have been found dating back to the Bronze Age.
Because of its rich history the city is very beautiful with many old
churches, cathedrals, mosques, bridges and palaces. The large Meidan
Emam or Iman square is one of the largest in the world and is a Unesco
world heritage site. On this square several of the most beautiful
buildings in the city can be found such as the Ali Qapu palace, the
Sheik Lutfallah mosque, the large bazaar of Isfahan and the mosque of
the Shah. In the center of the square several large fountains can be
found. Isfahan has a warm steppe climate with dry and hot summers and
cold to very cold winters. Winters are cold here because the city is
located at an altitude of 1,500 meters in combination with a cold wind
that mainly comes from the north. During the winter average
temperatures are around freezing point. However, during the coldest
days of the year temperatures will plummet far below freezing point.
During the winter most precipitation falls and snowfall is not
uncommon. Summers are very warm with temperatures easily rising up to
40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit). Because hardly any rain
falls during the summer humidity figures are low.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Isfahan.
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