Sara and John say...
In keeping with the troubled history of this country, the climate of Georgia also feels the effects of conflicting influences. Southerly winds bring warmth from the Middle East, while northerlies from Russia are much colder. And winds from the neighbouring Black Sea send moisture into western parts of the country.
The capital, Tbilisi, lies within the plains and valleys further east across the country. It’s a windy city, but here, the climate is relatively dry. While some winter days can be grey and damp, the bulk of the rainfall comes in brief summer thunderstorms. Much of summer is hot and sunny, especially through July and August, when temperatures are consistently above 30 Celsius. Hydration and sun protection are wise essentials.
Autumn and spring are more comfortable, less muggy seasons. And it’s not until December when temperatures are hovering close to freezing. Snowfall is often light, with the Caucasus mountain range providing a block from the harshest cold and heaviest snowfall from Russia to the north.
The cities further west towards the Black Sea are wetter year-round, but they also tend to be milder - with less extremes of hot or cold. But even here, on the coldest winter days, snowfall is not uncommon. So choose your wardrobe according the season!