The climate of Armenia is highland continental, dry with four seasons. Temperatures can vary between seasons. The summer is generally pleasant reaching 35 degree, though in the Ararat valley temperature may reach up to 40 degree. Winters are cold dipping to 5 degree below zero. Autumn is considered as the finest season with abundance of fruits, pleasant and velvety weather. Mountainous areas receive the most precipitation in the form of rain. The most arid region of the country is along the Araks River.