Does it snow in Georgia (Europe)?
Imagine a country immersed in a charming isolated rural world, surrounded by mountains and beautiful landscapes, and with a gastronomy as exquisite as it’s varied. The idea may be somewhat fanciful, almost like out of an adventures and fantasy book. However, such countries exist, and Georgia is one of them.
Snow in Georgia (Europe)? ❄
Does it snow in Georgia…? The answer is yes, it snows in Georgia, and a lot. In fact, and in case you were wondering, in some Georgian cities like Akhaltsikhe, Kutaisi, Gori, Telavi and Mtskheta, not only snow during the winter; but also, during part of the fall and spring.
Climate of Georgia (Europe) ⛅
As strange as it may seem, the modest territorial extension of Georgia (26,900 sq mi / 69,700 km²) is not an impediment for that country to display an extremely varied climate, which varies according to the regions of the country:
- Coastal zone: the climate is temperate, but very rainy.
- Eastern zone: on the contrary, the climate is continental and dry.
- Mountainous areas of the Caucasus: the climate is alpine, consequently, the temperatures can be really low there.
Along the Black Sea coast and in the western flat area (from Abkhazia to Adjara, passing through Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti and Guria) rainfall is considerably abundant, since its figures range between 59 in / 1,500 mm and 98.4 in / 2,500 mm per year and even more. Although the rains are usually evenly distributed throughout the year, they peak in autumn and at the beginning of winter.
In the eastern part of Georgia (the area that encompasses the states of Mtskheta-Mtianeti, Kvemo Kartli and Kakheti, as well as the capital Tbilisi), the climate is much drier, enough so that in Tbilisi the average annual precipitation of rainfall does not exceed the level of 19,185 inches. In this part of Georgia, the summer is quite hot, especially in Tbilisi, the country's capital.
Finally, as far as the climate of the regions surrounding the Caucasus Mountains and the secondary ranges is concerned, it’s usually quite cold, and varies according to altitude. This area of the country (Racha-Lechjumi and Kvemo Svaneti, Imereti, Shida Kartli and Samtskhe–Javakheti) is characterized by heavy snowfall and low temperatures during winter. In fact, it is recommended to preferably visit some of the cities in this region, such as Akhaltsikhe or Gori, from May to September.
When does it snow in Georgia (Europe)? 🌨
Does it snow in Seattle in October?
Yes, it might snow in October. Although, mostly, in the form of fleeting blizzards.
Does it snow in Seattle in November?
Yes, it might snow in November. From this month, snowfalls begin to occur more frequently; especially, in Akhaltsikhe.
Does it snow in Seattle in December?
Yes, it might snow in December. During this month, the snowfall in Akhaltsikhe is drastically accentuated, differing greatly from the snowfall in the rest of the Georgian metropolis.
Does it snow in Seattle in January?
Yes, it might snow in January. In fact, January is the coldest month of the year, and, therefore, it is also the month with the most snowfall.
Does it snow in Seattle in February?
Yes, it might snow in February. In some metropolises, the snowfalls are heavier while in others they begin to decrease.
Does it snow in Seattle in March?
Yes, it might snow in March. From this month, the snowfall begins to decrease considerably.
Does it snow in Seattle in April?
Yes, it might snow in April. However, only in Akhaltsikhe does snowfall reach an inch of accumulation.
Does it snow in Seattle in May?
Yes, it might snow in May. Although, hopefully, only during the first days of the month.
Where does it snow in Georgia (Europe)? 🌨
Georgia is a country with fairly high levels of average rainfall and snowfall per year. Naturally, it would be logical to ask ourselves: where does it snow in Georgia…? In which regions…? The answer is very simple: all of them. During its winter months, and even during the fall and spring, it is possible to see snowfall in all 12 regions of Georgia.
How much does it snow in Georgia (Europe)? 🌨
Next, we expose a comparison chart of the average snow accumulation over the course of a sliding 31-day period (centered on the day in question) in eleven major Georgian metropolises (Akhaltsikhe, Kutaisi, Gori, Zugdidi, Telavi, Mtskheta, Tbilisi, Rustavi, Ozurgeti, Batumi and Sukhumi):
The numbers shown in the table above are express in inches.
Skiing in Georgia (Europe) ⛷️
As we mentioned in the section dedicated to the climate of Georgia, it’s preferable to visit the regions of Georgia bordering the Caucasus during spring and summer, as their temperatures are much more pleasant.
However, if you are passionate about skiing or snowboarding, then winter will be the best season for you, since the slopes of the mountains are covered with snow and the resorts related to these extreme sports are ready to receive tourists.
Some of the most famous Georgian ski resorts are:
- Gudauri (Kazbegi, Mtskheta-Mtianeti).
- Bakuriani (Borjomi, Samtskhe–Javakheti).
- Mestia (Mestia, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti).