Best Time to Visit Iran

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Iran. We created climate tables and charts for the locations of Tehran, Ramsar und Bushehr. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Iran for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol -1 °C to 38 °C
Waves Symbol 11 °C to 33 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 010.75 in (0 – 6 Days of Rain)
Average Annual Temperature is between 15.8 °C (Ramsar) and 24.4 °C (Bushehr)
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General & Geography

The Islamic Republic of Iran, the former Persia, is one of the 20 most populous countries in the world with around 76 million inhabitants.

The capital and economic centre of the state in the Near East is the metropolis of Tehran in the highlands of Iran. According to the latest statistics, up to 20 million people live in the Tehran metropolitan region.

Iran borders the neighbouring states of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Iraq, to which the longest border line of over 990 miles exists.

Nearly 70 percent of Iran’s land area is occupied by the impressive highlands, which are divided into several basins. The folding mountains Kuhrud and Zagros in particular have a large number of peaks above 3500 metres, the highest mountain in Iran is the dormant volcano Damavand at 5670 metres.

The largest cities in the state between the Strait of Hormus (Persian Gulf) and the Caspian Sea are the million cities of Isfahan, Mashhad, Karaj, Shiras, Tabriz, Ghom and Ahvaz alongside Tehran.

Besides the high mountains, Iran has mainly dry, desert-like basin plains. The country’s largest airport is the Tehran International Airport.

Climate in Iran

Picturesque Hills (David Stanley)  [flickr.com]  CC BY 
License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' Iran’s territory is about four times the size of the Federal Republic of Germany. Due to the enormous differences in altitude, climatic differences in the individual regions of the country are also clearly noticeable. The largest part of the Iranian highlands has a very continental climate with little rainfall.

The highlands have dry, hot summer months and cool down enormously in the dry winter. The sky is often uncloudy and sunny, rain showers are rarely too short. The peripheral mountains in the desert and north have an alpine climate with sometimes very heavy precipitation in winter (snow at high altitudes).

The coastal region at the Caspian Sea is protected by the towering Elbur Mountains, on the slopes of which the humid air masses rain down from the ocean all year round. The climate in this coastal lowland can be described as very humid and at the same time pleasantly mild. Ideal conditions for agriculture!

The climate in the lowlands of the Persian Gulf in Iran is different. Here the summers are extremely hot, sometimes very humid and the winter months have a rather mild climate. The driest regions of Iran are the salt lakes inland.

Best Time to Visit Iran: Overview

JanuaryJan
Winter in Iran
very cold, locally snowfall
FebruaryFeb
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very cold, locally snowfall
MarchMar
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locally very cold
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JulyJul
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AugustAug
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DecemberDec
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When is the best time to travel to Iran?


Usually round trips through Iran are mainly through the central highlands with short detours to the coast. The period from the beginning of April to mid-June and the autumn months from mid-September to mid-November are therefore particularly suitable as the best travel season in Iran.

The Iranian New Year festival Nou Ruz (21 March) and the following days are very impressive for European visitors, but the country is visited by countless locals at this time of the year and many accommodations are booked up months in advance.

When determining the best time to travel, the fasting month of Ramadan must also be taken into account, which is determined according to the Islamic lunar calendar and is therefore subject to annual shifts. The high summer is unpleasantly hot in most regions of Iran and therefore only conditionally suitable for a journey.

Best Time to Visit the Regions

Find the best time to visit the regions (Iran) in the following overview.

LocationBest Time to Travel
TehranApril, May, June, September, and October
RamsarApril, May, June, July, and September
BushehrApril, May, October, and November

Climate Charts Iran

In the following, you will find climate charts for the regions.

Furthermore, there are some charts you can use for quick comparison of climate between the regions.

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Tehran

Climate Chart Tehran
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Ramsar

Climate Chart Ramsar
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Bushehr

Climate Chart Bushehr
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Day Temperatures

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Night Temperatures

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Average Temperatures

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Water Temperatures

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Precipitation

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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Tables Iran

In the following, you will find some climate tables for Iran, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.
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Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Tehran (Iran)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature10°15°22°28°34°37°35°32°24°17°10°
Night Temperature-1°11°16°21°24°23°19°13°
Precipitation (inch)1.461.341.461.10.590.120.120.040.040.550.831.42
Hours of Sunshine6677912111110876
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Tehran is 17.1 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: July (30.4 °C)
Coldest month: January (3 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 9.06 inch

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

Months that have possible snowfall: January, February, and December

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, June is the sunniest month with an average of 11.5 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 8.3 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Ramsar (Iran)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature11°10°12°17°22°26°29°28°26°21°17°14°
Night Temperature10°15°19°21°21°19°15°10°
Water Temperature12°11°11°16°21°24°26°26°29°21°21°13°
Precipitation (inch)3.412.93.371.851.872.011.433.05610.756.814.92
Hours of Sunshine443456654443
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Ramsar is 15.8 °C.

Warmest month: July (25.2 °C)
Coldest month: January (6.9 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Ramsar is 29 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
May, June, July, August, September, October, and November

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 48.37 inch

Rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation): October
Overall precipitation in the rainy season: 10.75 in

Months that have possible snowfall: January, and February

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, June is the sunniest month with an average of 6.2 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 4.2 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Bushehr (Iran)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature19°20°24°29°34°36°37°38°36°33°27°21°
Night Temperature10°11°14°19°23°26°28°28°25°21°16°12°
Water Temperature21°19°20°22°27°30°32°33°32°30°26°23°
Precipitation (inch)2.611.330.80.340.0600000.331.072.44
Rainy days643200000135
Hours of Sunshine7778911101110986
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Bushehr is 24.4 °C.

Warmest month: July (32.8 °C)
Coldest month: January (14.1 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Bushehr is 33 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 17 °C (Limited bathing is possible):
all months

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
all except February, and March

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 9 inch on 24 rainy days

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

You cannot expect snow in any month in Bushehr.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, June is the sunniest month with an average of 10.9 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 8.6 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Tehran (Station Ost?n-e Tehr?n)
clear sky     clear sky, 19.3 °C
Clouds: 0 %       Wind: 7 mph SSO
Air Pressure: 1027 hPa       Humidity: 20 %
Last updated: 29th Oct 2020, 07:50 am
The next days …
29th Oct 202030th Oct 202031st Oct 20201st Nov 20202nd Nov 20203rd Nov 2020
broken clouds16 °C to 21 °Csky is clear16 °C to 22 °Cfew clouds16 °C to 23 °Csky is clear17 °C to 24 °Cscattered clouds17 °C to 24 °Cbroken clouds18 °C to 24 °C
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Clouds: 79 %Clouds: 3 %Clouds: 12 %Clouds: 0 %Clouds: 39 %Clouds: 78 %
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Iran: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 1 reviews for Iran holiday already. Average rating is 5 of 5 stars.
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    Bernd, 62 years old was there in April

    During the day it was bright sunshine, pleasantly warm, real excursion and sightseeing weather.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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