Iraq weather

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The weather guide for Iraq shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by MeteoBlue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Which is the hottest month in Iraq?

The hottest time of year in Baghdad, Iraq is normally August. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 43°C with extreme heat and humidity.

Does it ever rain in Iraq?

It never rains much in Baghdad, Iraq but March usually has the most rain with an average of 33mm. There are normally 5 days in March with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Iraq?

The sunniest time of year in Baghdad, Iraq is normally July with bright sunshine on average for 96% of daylight hours; that's 14 hours of sunshine per day.

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Compare Iraq weather with the USA

Below the Iraq weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Iraq (Baghdad) and the USA (Washington).

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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.

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