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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in ‘Anah Iraq

In ‘Anah, the summers are long, sweltering, arid, windy, and clear and the winters are cold, dry, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 43°F to 106°F and is rarely below 36°F or above 111°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best times of year to visit ‘Anah for hot-weather activities are from early May to early June and from early September to mid October.

Climate in ‘Anah

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‘Anah weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

Average Temperature in ‘Anah

The hot season lasts for 4.0 months, from May 24 to September 24, with an average daily high temperature above 97°F. The hottest day of the year is July 22, with an average high of 106°F and low of 85°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.2 months, from November 28 to March 4, with an average daily high temperature below 70°F. The coldest day of the year is January 15, with an average low of 43°F and high of 61°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in ‘Anah

Average High and Low Temperature in ‘AnahhotcoolcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°F110°F110°F120°F120°FJan 1561°FJan 1561°FJul 22106°FJul 22106°F43°F43°F85°F85°FMay 2497°FMay 2497°FSep 2497°FSep 2497°FNov 2870°FNov 2870°FMar 470°FMar 470°F75°F75°F75°F75°F51°F51°F51°F51°FNowNow
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature in ‘Anah

Average Hourly Temperature in ‘AnahJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoldcoldcoldcoldcoolcoolwarmwarmhotswelteringcomfortablevery coldcomfortable
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.

Phoenix, Arizona, United States (7,467 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to ‘Anah (view comparison).

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Clouds

In ‘Anah, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in ‘Anah begins around May 21 and lasts for 4.7 months, ending around October 12. On July 4, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 100% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 0% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 12 and lasts for 7.3 months, ending around May 21. On December 16, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 35% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 65% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in ‘Anah

Cloud Cover Categories in ‘AnahclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 4100%Jul 4100%Dec 1665%Dec 1665%May 2182%May 2182%Oct 1283%Oct 1283%NowNowclearmostly clearovercastpartly cloudymostly cloudy
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

‘Anah does not experience significant seasonal variation in the frequency of wet days (i.e., those with greater than 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation). The frequency ranges from 0% to 8%, with an average value of 4%.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 8% on February 9.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in ‘Anah

Daily Chance of Precipitation in ‘AnahJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Feb 98%Feb 98%Jun 170%Jun 170%Jan 18%Jan 18%Oct 194%Oct 194%Apr 264%Apr 264%rain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. ‘Anah experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 1.8 months, from December 22 to February 15, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around January 11, with an average total accumulation of 0.5 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 10 months, from February 15 to December 22. The least rain falls around June 30, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in ‘Anah

Average Monthly Rainfall in ‘AnahrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 inJan 110.5 inJan 110.5 inJun 300.0 inJun 300.0 inAug 90.0 inAug 90.0 inDec 220.5 inDec 220.5 inNowNow
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

The length of the day in ‘Anah varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 51 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 27 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in ‘Anah

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in ‘AnahJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 8 minMar 2012 hr, 8 minMar 2014 hr, 27 minJun 2114 hr, 27 minJun 2112 hr, 9 minSep 2212 hr, 9 minSep 229 hr, 51 minDec 219 hr, 51 minDec 21nightnightdayNowNow
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 4:59 AM on June 12, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 20 minutes later at 7:19 AM on January 7. The earliest sunset is at 5:01 PM on December 4, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 27 minutes later at 7:28 PM on June 29.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in ‘Anah during 2021.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in ‘Anah

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in ‘AnahJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 124:59 AMJun 124:59 AM7:28 PMJun 297:28 PMJun 29Dec 45:01 PMDec 45:01 PM7:19 AMJan 77:19 AMJan 7daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in ‘Anah

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The perceived humidity level in ‘Anah, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining a virtually constant 0% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels in ‘Anah

Humidity Comfort Levels in ‘AnahJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jan 240%Jan 240%Aug 160%Aug 160%NowNowdrydrycomfortablecomfortable
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in ‘Anah experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from May 27 to August 28, with average wind speeds of more than 10.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is July 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 13.3 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 9.0 months, from August 28 to May 27. The calmest day of the year is December 17, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.3 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in ‘Anah

Average Wind Speed in ‘AnahwindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mph18 mph18 mphJul 113.3 mphJul 113.3 mphDec 177.3 mphDec 177.3 mphMay 2710.3 mphMay 2710.3 mphAug 2810.3 mphAug 2810.3 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in ‘Anah is from the west throughout the year.

Wind Direction in ‘Anah

Wind Direction in ‘AnahJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestnorthsoutheast
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in ‘Anah throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit ‘Anah for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid March to early May and from early October to late November, with a peak score in the first week of April.

Tourism Score in ‘Anah

Tourism Score in ‘Anahbest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.87.83.73.77.77.73.93.9NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit ‘Anah for hot-weather activities are from early May to early June and from early September to mid October, with a peak score in the last week of September.

Beach/Pool Score in ‘Anah

Beach/Pool Score in ‘Anahbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.88.80.10.18.28.26.46.4NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature beach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it 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).

While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in ‘Anah over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is January 14, with a 78% chance.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in ‘Anah

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in ‘Anahgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%90%Feb 290%Feb 290%Dec 2390%Dec 2378%Jan 1578%Jan 15Jul 18100%Jul 18100%NowNowvery coldcoldcoolwarmhotsweltering
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 percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in ‘Anah should appear around January 24, only rarely appearing before January 16 or after February 8.

Growing Degree Days in ‘Anah

Growing Degree Days in ‘AnahJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F1,000°F1,000°F2,000°F2,000°F3,000°F3,000°F4,000°F4,000°F5,000°F5,000°F6,000°F6,000°F7,000°F7,000°F8,000°F8,000°FJan 2488°FJan 2488°FApr 9900°FApr 9900°FDec 318,071°FDec 318,071°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from May 9 to August 24, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 21, with an average of 8.5 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from November 3 to February 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 24, with an average of 2.8 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in ‘Anah

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in ‘AnahbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhJun 218.5 kWhJun 218.5 kWhDec 242.8 kWhDec 242.8 kWhMay 97.3 kWhMay 97.3 kWhAug 247.3 kWhAug 247.3 kWhNov 33.9 kWhNov 33.9 kWhFeb 93.9 kWhFeb 93.9 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of ‘Anah are 34.369 deg latitude, 41.982 deg longitude, and 581 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of ‘Anah contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 217 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 566 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (489 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (1,178 feet).

The area within 2 miles of ‘Anah is covered by bare soil (82%) and artificial surfaces (13%), within 10 miles by bare soil (90%), and within 50 miles by bare soil (81%) and sparse vegetation (15%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in ‘Anah, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in ‘Anah.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and ‘Anah according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at ‘Anah is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, in addition to a contribution from the MERRA-2 reconstruction, corrected for the difference between the reference elevation of the MERRA-2 grid cell and the elevation of ‘Anah.

The station weights are proportional to the inverse of the distance between ‘Anah and a given station.

The weight assigned to the MERRA-2 value depends on the distance from ‘Anah to the nearest station, increasing from 0% at 150 kilometers to 100% at 200 kilometers. In this case, the MERRA-2 weight is 7%.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Bayji (KQBJ, 55%, 153 kilometers, northeast) and Deir ez-Zor Airport (OSDZ, 39%, 194 kilometers, northwest).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.