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 33° till 35° 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

Sunday 17 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
24°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 5
Monday 18 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
20°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 6
Tuesday 19 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
22°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 6
Wednesday 20 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
22°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 6
Thursday 21 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
20°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 5
Friday 22 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
20°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 6
Saturday 23 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
21°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 6

Weather forecast next week

Sunday 24 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
20°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 5
Monday 25 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
21°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 3
Tuesday 26 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
22°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 3
Wednesday 27 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
22°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 3
Thursday 28 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
34°
23°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 3
Friday 29 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
23°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 3
Saturday 30 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
35°
23°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 1

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 15,654 km from New Zealand (Wellington → Baghdad).

How long is the flight to Iraq?

The flight time from Auckland Airport to Iraq is approximately 19 h. 10 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 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 17 October 2021

  • 1 Iraqi dinar = 822.90 New Zealand dollar
  • 1 New Zealand dollar = 0.001 Iraqi dinar
  • 10 Iraqi dinar = 8,228.97 New Zealand dollar
  • 10 New Zealand dollar = 0.012 Iraqi dinar
  • 100 Iraqi dinar = 82,289.74 New Zealand dollar
  • 100 New Zealand dollar = 0.12 Iraqi dinar

What is the area code of Iraq?

The area code to call Iraq is +964.