The climate in Azerbaijan is major influenced by geographical position, landscape and the Caspian Sea. The semidesert and dry, subtropic, temperate and frigid types of climate dominate in the country. It has been determined that Azerbaijan accounts for 9 out of 11 climate zones, existing in the world (by V.V.Keppen). Dry subtropical climate is typical for Kur-Araz lowland and Absheron.
The average annual temperatures equal +15 C on the plains while in high mountain regions they fall even below zero. Temperatures reach +25-27 C in Aran regions and +5C in mountain regions in July. The absolute maximum is +43 C, while the minimum is lower than -30C.
Forecast for August 2017.
The month of August in Baku is characterized by falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs ranging from 32°C to 29°C over the course of the month, exceeding 36°C or dropping below 26°C only one day in ten. Daily low temperatures are around 22°C, falling below 18°C or exceeding 25°C only one day in ten. Throughout August, the most common forms of precipitation are light rain and thunderstorms. The relative humidity typically ranges from 40% (comfortable) to 95% (very humid) over the course of a typical August, rarely dropping below 23% (dry) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid). The air is driest around August 10, at which time the relative humidity drops below 48% (comfortable) three days out of four; it is most humid around August 4, rising above 93% (very humid) three days out of four. Over the course of August typical wind speeds vary from 1 m/s to 7 m/s (light air to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 11 m/s (strong breeze).
For Gabala August is one the warmest months as well, although the winds and rains could be stronger due to location among mountains.