The climate of Tabriz (Iran)
Tabriz is located in the northwestern part of Iran in the East
Azerbaijan province of which it also is the capital. It is also the
largest city in Iranian Azerbaijan. Tabriz is located in the vicinity
of the Talkhehrood River at the foot of the Sahand Massive. The city
played an important role in the founding and flourishing of Shiism.
The city used to be an important trading place because it was situated
on the Silk Route. Nowadays the city is still known for its
handcrafted carpets. These carpets are sold on the bazaar of Tabriz
which is among the largest and oldest bazaars in the world. The bazaar
has been a Unesco preservation site since 2010 . Many other beautiful
structures can be found in the city such as the Aji Chy bridge, the
Jameh mosque of Tabriz, the Ark-e Alish¬ah, the catholic church of
Tabriz and the blue mosque of Tabriz which was completely restored in
the 20th century. There are actually so many that the list seems
endless. Tabriz has a steppe climate with cold winters and pleasant
but very dry summers. Summers are dry but pleasant with average
temperatures of just above 30 degrees Celsius (86.0 degrees
Fahrenheit) winters are cool and may be even cold. The coldest
temperature on record is -17 degrees Celsius (1.40 degrees
Fahrenheit). Most precipitation falls during the winter. During the
coldest days of the year precipitation falls in the form of snow.
Tabriz gets 400 millimeters of annual precipitation on average.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Tabriz.
hours of sunshine
average days with
= 0-5 mm ●
= 6-30 mm ●
= 31-60 mm ●
= 61-100 mm ●
= 101-200 mm ●
over 200 mm = 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but don’t present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures don’t always reflect the chance of wintry weather,
extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate
information for each month of the year:
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