Iraq weather averages for holidays in 2017/2018

Check Iraq weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2017/2018. Today's maximum temperature in Iraq is expected to be 21°C, while the average maximum temperature in March is 23°C. The weather guide for Iraq shown below is for Baghdad. Read more about the weather in Iraq.

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Iraq weather averages

Check Iraq weather averages before you book your next holiday. The warmest month in Iraq is July with an average maximum temperature of 44°C. The sunniest months are June and July with on average 14 hours of bright sunshine per day. The months with the least number of days with some rain are June, July, August and September with 0 days. The Iraq weather averages shown below are for Baghdad.

Maximum daytime temperature (°C)

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Iraq weather today

Here is the weather in Iraq today, Friday 24th March 2017. Expect isolated thunderstorms in Iraq with a maximum temperature of 21°C and 4 hours of bright sunshine. There are 2-5 mm of rainfall expected with 46% chance of some rain and a gentle breeze of 15 kph from the north-west. The weather forecast shown below is for Baghdad.

  • 21
    °C maximum temperature
  • 13
    °C minimum temperature
  • isolated thunderstorms
  • 4
    hours of sunshine
  • 46
    % chance of some rain
  • <5
    mm of rainfall expected
  • 0
    no heat & humidity
  • 15
    kph wind from NW

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Iraq weather overview

Most of Iraq consists of flat lowland desert and river valleys, although there are mountains in the northeast (Kurdistan) and a short coastline on the Persian Gulf. The desert region records some of the world's highest temperatures in the summer. When the Shamal wind blows hot and dusty to make life even more trying, there is the danger of heat exhaustion or even heatstroke. Winters are mild in the south of Iraq but grow colder the further north you go and Kurdistan has heavy snows.

What to pack for Iraq weather

Take very light, loose clothing with head covers on a summer visit, medium to warm clothes for the winter months and even warmer clothing for the mountains.

Iraq holiday weather averages by month

Check Iraq holiday weather averages for a particular month by selecting from the list below. Monthly weather guides include figures for temperature, rainfall, sunshine hours and sea temperature plus daily sunrise & sunset times.

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Compare Iraq weather with the USA

Below the Iraq weather chart shows maximum daytime temperature for Iraq (Baghdad) and the USA (Washington). For more weather parameters or to change the destinations shown visit the comparison weather tool.

Maximum daytime temperature (°C)

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