Bagdad weather in January (Iraq)

What can you expect from the weather in Bagdad during January? Here's what the weather might have in store during this month.

In Bagdad the weather in January is generally perfect, with pleasant temperatures and low rainfall. January is a winter month. Throughout the day, temperatures typically settle at around 18°C (show in °F). But by evening, they drop to around 7°C. Typically, this month presents some of the milder temperatures of the year, yet it remains pleasantly warm.

Bagdad in January usually receives low rainfall, averaging around 27 mm (show in inches) for the month. It is the wettest month of the year, so an umbrella might come in handy. Based on our climate data of the past 30 years, about 6 days of rain are anticipated.

The days are predominantly sunny, with an estimated total of around 192 hours of sunshine. This amount of sunlight does not only brightens the days but also contributes to a cheerful ambiance in the area during this month.

So this is a great month to visit if you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures. January, February, March, April, November and December typically offer the most optimal weather. In contrast, May, June, July, August, September and October tend to have less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Bagdad climate page with graphs.


Bagdad, monthly averages in January

Show in Fahrenheit
Min Temperature 7.4°C  
Max Temperature 18.1°C  
Chance of Rain 20%  
Precipitation 27 mm  
Rainy days 6 days  
Humidity 71%  
Windspeed 4 km/h  
Sunshine 192 hours  
Percentage Sunshine  

Where to go in Iraq in January

Find out more about the weather in Iraq in January and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inches a month).

So, what should you wear in Bagdad in January?

For visitors traveling to Bagdad, we recommend wearing layers. So maybe a skirt, t-shirt, shorts for during the day and jeans and a warm jacket for some days and evenings.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in January.

Outdoor sports

Interested in more climate information?

Weather and Climate provides you with all the information you need about the climate in Bagdad.

Our site offers climate and forecast data for every country in the world. Are you going to Iraq? On this website you can find historical weather averages for many cities in Iraq. Not sure yet where to go? We now have a tool which recommends destinations that suit your ideal climate conditions. Find out where to go with our weather planner.