Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Iraq

We show the climate in Iraq by comparing the average weather in 3 representative places: Baghdad, Basrah, and Mosul.

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Average High and Low Temperature in Iraq

Average High and Low Temperature in IraqJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°F110°F110°F120°F120°F83411126145116643810953NowNowBaghdadBaghdadBasrahBasrahMosulMosul
The daily average high and low air temperature at 2 meters above the ground.
HighJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Baghdad 61°F66°F75°F87°F98°F107°F112°F111°F104°F91°F75°F64°F
Basrah 64°F70°F79°F91°F103°F111°F115°F115°F108°F96°F79°F68°F
Mosul 54°F58°F66°F78°F91°F102°F108°F107°F99°F85°F68°F57°F
LowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Baghdad 42°F45°F52°F62°F72°F78°F82°F80°F74°F64°F52°F44°F
Basrah 45°F49°F57°F67°F76°F80°F83°F81°F74°F66°F55°F47°F
Mosul 38°F41°F46°F54°F65°F75°F81°F79°F70°F60°F48°F41°F

Baghdad

Average Hourly Temperature in BaghdadJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoldcoldcoolcoolwarmhothotswelteringcoldvery coldcomfortablecomfortablevery cold

Basrah

Average Hourly Temperature in BasrahJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoldcoolcoolwarmhothotswelteringcoldcoldcomfortablecomfortable

Mosul

Average Hourly Temperature in MosulJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldcoldcoldcoolwarmhothotswelteringcoolcomfortablecomfortablevery cold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Chance of Clearer Skies in Iraq

Chance of Clearer Skies in IraqJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%100659958NowNowBaghdadBaghdadBasrahBasrahMosulMosul
The percentage of time the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy (i.e., less than 60% of the sky is covered by clouds).
Clearer SkiesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Baghdad 70%72%72%70%79%97%100%100%97%80%69%66%
Basrah 71%74%71%68%77%97%97%96%97%83%69%67%
Mosul 59%60%63%66%78%96%100%100%95%75%64%59%

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Iraq

Daily Chance of Precipitation in IraqJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%141021NowNowBaghdadBaghdadMosulMosul
The percentage of days in which precipitation is observed, excluding trace quantities.
Days of Precip.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Baghdad 4.2d3.7d3.8d3.2d1.3d0.1d0.0d0.1d0.2d1.8d3.0d3.6d
Basrah 2.7d1.8d2.0d1.3d0.4d0.3d0.3d0.2d0.1d0.5d1.7d2.6d
Mosul 5.2d5.5d6.3d5.1d2.8d0.7d0.3d0.2d0.4d2.9d4.4d5.1d

Average Monthly Rainfall in Iraq

Average Monthly Rainfall in IraqJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.2 in0.2 in0.4 in0.4 in0.6 in0.6 in0.8 in0.8 in1.0 in1.0 in1.2 in1.2 in1.4 in1.4 in0.90.71.3NowNowBaghdadBaghdadBasrahBasrahMosulMosul
The average rainfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
RainfallJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Baghdad 0.9″0.9″0.8″0.6″0.2″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.3″0.7″0.8″
Basrah 0.7″0.5″0.4″0.2″0.1″0.1″0.1″0.0″0.0″0.1″0.3″0.5″
Mosul 1.1″1.3″1.3″1.1″0.5″0.1″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.5″1.0″1.2″

Hours of Daylight in Iraq

Hours of Daylight in IraqJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec4 hr4 hr6 hr6 hr8 hr8 hr10 hr10 hr12 hr12 hr14 hr14 hr16 hr16 hr18 hr18 hr20 hr20 hr14.49.9NowNowBaghdadBaghdadBasrahBasrahMosulMosul
The number of hours during which the Sun is at least partly above the horizon.
DaylightJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Baghdad 10.2h11.0h12.0h13.1h13.9h14.3h14.1h13.3h12.3h11.3h10.4h10.0h
Basrah 10.4h11.1h12.0h13.0h13.7h14.1h13.9h13.2h12.3h11.4h10.6h10.2h
Mosul 10.0h10.9h12.0h13.2h14.1h14.6h14.3h13.5h12.4h11.2h10.2h9.7h

Chance of Muggy Conditions in Iraq

Chance of Muggy Conditions in IraqJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%112NowNowBasrahBasrahMosulMosul
The percentage of time that is muggy, oppressive, or miserable (i.e., a dew point greater than 65°F).
Muggy daysJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Baghdad 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.1d0.1d0.0d0.0d0.1d0.0d0.3d0.2d0.0d
Basrah 0.0d0.1d0.3d1.0d0.8d0.3d0.8d1.5d1.7d3.1d1.8d0.3d
Mosul 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.1d0.1d0.1d0.2d0.1d0.1d0.5d0.2d0.0d

Average Wind Speed in Iraq

Average Wind Speed in IraqJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph10.36.412.97.97.95.6NowNowBaghdadBaghdadBasrahBasrahMosulMosul
The average of mean hourly wind speeds at 10 meters above the ground.
Wind Speed (mph)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Baghdad 6.56.97.17.37.99.79.99.07.86.96.56.5
Basrah 8.39.09.29.19.812.311.910.79.48.08.08.1
Mosul 5.75.96.06.36.97.77.97.67.06.35.85.7

Tourism Score in Iraq

Tourism Score in IraqJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.63.67.73.47.51.3NowNowBaghdadBaghdadBasrahBasrahMosulMosul
The tourism score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F.

Beach/Pool Score in Iraq

Beach/Pool Score in IraqJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.00.1NowNowBaghdadBaghdadBasrahBasrahMosulMosul
The beach/pool score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F.

Growing Season in Iraq

Growing Season in IraqJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%20%20%40%40%60%60%80%80%100%100%NowNowBaghdadBaghdadBasrahBasrahMosulMosul
The percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season, defined as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Growing Degree Days in Iraq

Growing Degree Days in IraqJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2,000°F2,000°F4,000°F4,000°F6,000°F6,000°F8,000°F8,000°FNowNowBaghdadBaghdadBasrahBasrahMosulMosul
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, where growing degree days are defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature (50°F in this case).

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Iraq

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in IraqJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWh8.32.83.28.62.4NowNowBaghdadBaghdadBasrahBasrahMosulMosul
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter.
Solar Energy (kWh)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Baghdad 3.24.25.56.57.48.28.07.46.44.73.52.9
Basrah 3.54.55.56.57.38.28.07.56.65.13.83.2
Mosul 2.73.75.06.37.58.58.37.66.34.53.12.5

This report illustrates the typical weather for Baghdad, Basrah, and Mosul year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

The details of the data sources used on this page vary between places and are discussed in detail on each place's dedicated page:

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