The Absheron Peninsula is located 29 m below World Ocean level. The climate of Baku and Absheron is of temperate warm, characterized by semideserts and steppes with Absheron-specific winds.
While bringing refreshment in summer the northern wind "Khazri" is chilling in winter; on the contrary, the southern "Gilavar" is heating in summer but attenuates the cold in winter. In general, however, the climate of nowdays Baku is substantially softened by gardens and parks, lovingly cultivated by Baku citizens. Baku has evolved into a warm and comfortable city.