The climate in Pshav-Khevsureti varies according to altitude zone. The air masses’ direction is influenced by the system of the Caucasus Mountains. Accordingly, different valleys often have different climates. The northern part of the region—Pirikita Khevsureti (Arkhoti-Shatili-Ardoti)—is colder and icier than the southern part (Piraketa Khevsureti and Pshavi). The altitude above sea level ranges between 1,800–4,500 meters and is part of Alpine zone (the average annual temperature is +5 0C). Winters are cold, icy and snowy. The temperature in January ranges between -12 and -18 0C. Summers arrive late, and fall comes early. The summer is cool (temperatures in July are around +10-14 0C), short and humid. The annual precipitation is ~ 1,000 mm, most of which is snow.
The climate in Pshavi and Piraketa Khevsureti is heavily influenced by the area’s mountain forest climatic zone (650-2,000 m), which is relatively cold. The average annual temperature in the lower zone is around +11 0C and +5 0C in the upper zone. Summers are warm and autumn is sunny. The annual precipitation is around 1,200 mm on average.

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