Azerbaijan's climate is variable and has four seasons.
These seasons are:
Autumn (September to November)
Autumn is mild to cool. You can expect an average temperature range of 11 to 20 degrees Celsius with between 10 to 13 hours of daylight.
Bring: light jumpers, jeans, waterproof shoes and jackets, plus umbrella.
Winter (December to February)
Winter is usually cold and relatively wet with a day temperature range averaging six to 18 degrees Celsius and approximately 10 hours of daylight. At night, the temperature can drop to near zero degrees in certain areas.
Bring: warm jumpers, thick waterproof coats, scarves, gloves, jeans/warm trousers, warm waterproof shoes, and an umbrella.
Spring (March to May)
Spring is mild and usually wet. The average temperature range is 10 to 22 degrees Celsius with 12 to 14 hours of daylight. This is usually the wettest season of the year.
Bring: light jumpers, t-shirts, light casual trousers and jeans, water proof shoes and jacket.
Summer (June to August)
Summer is the hottest season. The average temperature range is 14 to 30 degrees Celsius with 14 to 15 hours of daylight. However, the temperature can get above 35 or 40 degrees from time to time, especially in August.
Bring: light summer shirts and jumpers, shorts, light casual trousers, sandals and water proof shoes.
When you arrive you will find that most students who study here dress very casually to come to class and study. You may also find a smart business outfit useful if you are intending to apply for a part-time job in Azerbaijan – you may need something to wear to a job interview. Many students also bring along some traditional clothes from their home country, which can be useful for cultural events on campus or even just to remind you of home when you are feeling homesick. You will find many people wearing some type of traditional dress on a day to day basis (especially around larger cities and towns) so don't be shy to express yourself through your clothing.