Iraq weather in August

Many people wonder what kind of weather they can expect in August in Iraq. Is this month a good time to go to Iraq? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Iraq in August?

The weather conditions in Iraq in August are generally unpleasant. It is a summer month.

During August in Iraq the average maximum daytime temperatures are very high and range from 38°C (100°F) in Ar-Rutbah to 45°C (113°F) in Nasiriya. Minimum nighttime temperatures generally drop to 27°C (81°F) in Nasiriya and 21°C (70°F) in Ar-Rutbah. These night and day temperatures are average and some days may be even warmer. So be prepared and dress for the heat.

August is a very dry month with an average rainfall of around 0mm (0inch) in Erbil. It is the driest month of the year in Erbil.

Where to go in Iraq in August

Find the average weather conditions in August for the most popular destinations in Iraq on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

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 / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in Iraq

What is the weather like in August for the 5 most popular destinations in Iraq?

Average weather in Erbil

In August Erbil generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 43°C (109°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 27°C (81°F) and almost no monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Erbil
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
43°C / 110°F 
28°C / 82°F 
0.5mm / 0inch 
0 days 
43°C / 109°F 
27°C / 81°F 
0mm / 0inch 
0 days 
39°C / 102°F 
23°C / 74°F 
1mm / 0inch 
0 days 
Climate in Erbil

Average weather in Baghdād

In August Baghdād generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 43°C (109°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (75°F) and almost no monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Baghdād
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
43°C / 109°F 
24°C / 75°F 
347 hours 
0mm / 0inch 
5 days 
43°C / 109°F 
24°C / 75°F 
353 hours 
0mm / 0inch 
6 days 
40°C / 104°F 
21°C / 70°F 
315 hours 
0mm / 0inch 
3 days 
Climate in Baghdād

Average weather in As Sulaymānīyah

In August As Sulaymānīyah generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 43°C (109°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 27°C (81°F) and almost no monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

As Sulaymānīyah
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
43°C / 110°F 
28°C / 82°F 
0.5mm / 0inch 
0 days 
43°C / 109°F 
27°C / 81°F 
0mm / 0inch 
0 days 
39°C / 102°F 
23°C / 74°F 
1mm / 0inch 
0 days 
Climate in As Sulaymānīyah

Average weather in Karbala

In August Karbala generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 43°C (109°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (75°F) and almost no monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Karbala
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
43°C / 109°F 
24°C / 75°F 
347 hours 
0mm / 0inch 
5 days 
43°C / 109°F 
24°C / 75°F 
353 hours 
0mm / 0inch 
6 days 
40°C / 104°F 
21°C / 70°F 
315 hours 
0mm / 0inch 
3 days 
Climate in Karbala

Average weather in Al Başrah

In August Al Başrah generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 47°C (117°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 30°C (86°F) and almost no monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Al Başrah
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
47°C / 117°F 
31°C / 88°F 
307 hours 
0mm / 0inch 
0 days 
47°C / 117°F 
30°C / 86°F 
302 hours 
0mm / 0inch 
0 days 
44°C / 111°F 
26°C / 79°F 
285 hours 
0mm / 0inch 
0 days 
Climate in Al Başrah

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Iraq.

Is August the best time to go to Iraq?

In our opinion August is not the best time to visit Iraq with commonly unpleasant weather in Erbil.

On average the best time to visit Iraq is in March, April, October and November with generally perfect weather in Erbil. The worst months are June, July, August and September that can have unpleasant weather conditions.

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