Climate and average weather in Iraq
The monthly average temperatures in Iraq range from higher than 48 degrees Celsius (120 Fahrenheit) in July and August to below zero in January. Roughly 90 percent of the annual rainfall occurs between November and April, most of it in the winter months from December through March. The remaining six months, particularly the hottest ones of June, July, and August, are dry.
Except in the north and northeast, mean annual rainfall ranges between ten and seventeen centimeters. The combination of rain shortage and extreme heat makes much of Iraq a desert.
Interested in more detailed information on the Weather and Climate in Iraq?
Please select the city you wish to travel to, or the one closest to your destination, in or above the map. Each selected city will show you the following graphs:
1. Average minimum and maximum temperature over the year
2. Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow)
3. Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year
On certain pages we also offer other historical weather data like humidity, wind speed and water temperature.
Places in Iraq
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