Iraq
Weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Iraq

The best time to visit 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 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 Iraq weather 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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Iraq weather

The Iraq weather for will be 32° till 50° degrees in the next 14 days and it stays dry every day.

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

Iraq 14 day weather forecast

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
UV
Monday
23 may
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32°C
26°C
0 mm
0%
6 Bft
WSW
11
Tuesday
24 may
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35°C
24°C
0 mm
0%
4 Bft
W
11
Wednesday
25 may
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37°C
24°C
0 mm
0%
3 Bft
W
11
Thursday
26 may
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36°C
24°C
0 mm
0%
6 Bft
W
11
Friday
27 may
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37°C
25°C
0 mm
0%
5 Bft
SW
11


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.

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 Iraq weather like in a given month? 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 7,919 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Baghdad).

How long is the flight to Iraq?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Iraq is approximately 11 hours.

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 3x smaller than New Zealand.

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 23 May 2022

  • 1 South African rand = 77.16 Iraqi dinar
  • 1 Iraqi dinar = 0.013 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 7,715.68 Iraqi dinar
  • 100 Iraqi dinar = 1.30 South African rand

What is the area code of Iraq?

The area code to call Iraq is +964.