Bagdad weather in May (Iraq)

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

In May, Bagdad typically experiences very high temperatures and low rainfall. Throughout the day, temperatures typically settle at around 39°C (show in °F). But by evening, they drop to around 25°C. Remember, these are typical temperatures, and certain days could be even hotter. Ensure you wear appropriate clothing to handle the warmth.

Bagdad in May usually receives low rainfall, averaging around 5.2 mm (show in inches) for the month. Rain is expected on roughly 2 days.

The city usually sees around 301 hours of sunlight, indicating many sunny days.

If you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures, May may not be the ideal month to visit Bagdad. 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 May

Show in Fahrenheit
Min Temperature 24.8°C  
Max Temperature 39.2°C  
Chance of Rain 5%  
Precipitation 5.2 mm  
Rainy days 2 days  
Humidity 33%  
Windspeed 4 km/h  
Sunshine 301 hours  
Percentage Sunshine  

Where to go in Iraq in May

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

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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 May?

It's going to be warm! Consider airy clothing, t-shirts, and other summer clothes. Shorts for men made of cotton or linen are good options for staying cool.

What To Do

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


Interested in more climate information?

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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.