Iraq weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Iraq

The best time to visit in Iraq is from February until May and October and November, when you will have a pleasant till hot temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Iraq is 45°C in July and the lowest is 17°C in January.

Iraq has the desert climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Iraq or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Iraq by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 17 20 25 31 37 42 45 45 41 34 24 19
Precipitation (mm) 7 9 12 7 6 0 0 0 0 7 12 12
Climate data from city: Baghdad

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14 day weather forecast Iraq

The weather for in Iraq will be around 39° degrees in the next 14 days and it stays dry every day.

The weather forecast for Iraq is based on the weather conditions in the city of Baghdad.

Weather forecast this week

Monday 20 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
38°
24°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 8
Tuesday 21 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
39°
26°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 8
Wednesday 22 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
39°
25°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 8
Thursday 23 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
40°
28°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 8
Friday 24 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
39°
30°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 8
Saturday 25 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
38°
27°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 8
Sunday 26 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
37°
26°
0 mm 0% 6 m/s 8

Weather forecast next week

Monday 27 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
38°
26°
0 mm 0% 6 m/s 7
Tuesday 28 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
40°
27°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 7
Wednesday 29 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
40°
28°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 4
Thursday 30 Sep Precip Chance Wind UV
40°
27°
0 mm 0% 6 m/s 4
Friday 1 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
38°
27°
0 mm 0% 7 m/s 4
Saturday 2 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
39°
27°
0 mm 0% 8 m/s 4
Sunday 3 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
37°
25°
0 mm 0% 7 m/s 4

Climate Iraq

Iraq has the desert climate prevailing. The daytime temperature is warm to hot, while it can also be cold at night. You won't have rain here anytime soon. The average annual temperature for Iraq is 32° degrees and there is about 71 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 315 days a year with an average humidity of 26% and an UV-index of 7.

Climate table of Iraq

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 17 20 25 31 37 42 45 45 41 34 24 19
Night temp. (°C) 9 11 15 20 26 31 33 33 29 24 16 11
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 7 9 12 7 6 0 0 0 0 7 12 12
Days with rain 4 4 6 5 4 - - - - 4 5 5
Dry days 27 24 25 25 27 30 31 31 30 27 25 26
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 7 7 10 12 12 13 12 12 12 8 7 7
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 3
UV-index 4 5 5 7 8 9 9 9 8 6 5 4
Climate data from city: Baghdad

Iraq weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Iraq? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Iraq?

Iraq lies in a straight line about 9,607 km from United States (New York → Baghdad).

How long is the flight to Iraq?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Iraq is approximately 15 h. 30 min.

What are the largest airports in Iraq?

These are the largest airports in Iraq:

  • Baghdad International Airport – Baghdad

How many inhabitants are there in Iraq?

Iraq has approximately 38,274,618 inhabitants.

How big is Iraq?

The area of Iraq is around 437,072 km². It is 2x bigger than United States.

What is the capital of Iraq?

The capital of Iraq is Baghdad.

What is the currency of Iraq?

In Iraq the Iraqi dinar (IQD) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 19 September 2021

  • 1 Iraqi dinar = 1,190.00 US dollar
  • 1 US dollar = 0.001 Iraqi dinar
  • 10 Iraqi dinar = 11,900.00 US dollar
  • 10 US dollar = 0.008 Iraqi dinar
  • 100 Iraqi dinar = 119,000.00 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 0.084 Iraqi dinar

What is the area code of Iraq?

The area code to call Iraq is +964.