Armenia has a continental climate with hot summers and cold winters. In the extreme south of the country it is subtropical and warm, even in the winter there are pleasant temperatures. In the rest of the country the winter temperatures can drop to minus 30 degrees, especially in the mountains. In summer, temperatures in the mountains are pleasant, but it can change quickly here. In the Ararat valley temperatures can reach well above 30 degrees, even in Yerevan (1000 meters) it gets hot. The best time to travel to Armenia is the spring and autumn.