Average annual temperature and humidity: 3 pts
Rate of extreme weather phenomena within a year: 3 pts
Total: 6 points
Home to Europe’s highest mountain peak, Elbrus, Caucasus is a region of unique beauty. Although most people imagine snow-covered cliffs when they think of Caucasus, the truth is that the region has a moderate climate with warm summers and cool winters with some snowfall in the regions not much above sea level. The region is politically divided between several countries, including Russia, Turkey, Armenia and Georgia. Caucasus climate is ideal for producing fine wines and other vintages. The average recorded annual temperature at sea level is 14.8 degrees.