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Climate and weather of Iraq



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Iraq




 

Climate

 
Iraq has an arid climate with a warm season and a mild season.

Temperatures range from 12° in the north, 14° in the center and 16° in the south in January to 42° in July. The rains are higher in the north (300 to 400 mm per year) than in the center and in the south (100 to 200 mm per year).

Hot season (May to October)
Temperatures range between 35 and 42°. Rainfall is nonexistent and dust-laden winds regularly blow.

Mild season (November to April)
Temperatures drop steadily until January (12-16°) and then rise (25 to 29° in April). Rrainfall is moderate in the north and low in the center and the south,.

 When to go to Iraq (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Iraq is pleasant during the following months :

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

Baghdad (Capital of Iraq)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
15°
18°
23°
29°
36°
41°
min
11°
16°
21°
24°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
44°
43°
40°
33°
24°
17°
min
26°
24°
22°
16°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
20
20
20
10
...
...
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
...
...
...
...
20
20

Basra

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
17°
21°
26°
32°
37°
41°
min
11°
14°
20°
25°
28°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
43°
42°
41°
35°
27°
20°
min
29°
28°
26°
21°
14°
11°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
30
10
10
10
...
...
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
...
...
...
...
20
30

Weather data (temperatures and precipitation) for Iraq are derived from monthly averages established over the last twenty years.

Iraq weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
Iraq, a country located in the Middle East, is bordered by the Persian Gulf and Kuwait to the southeast, by Saudi Arabia to the south, by Jordan and Syria to the west, by Turkey to the north and by Iran to the east.

Capital: Bagdad
Area: 435 000 kmē
Population: 33 000 000 inhabitants
Languages: Arabic, Kurdish
Currency: Iraqi dinar

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