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Average Weather in Kasnazān Iraq

In Kasnazān, the summers are sweltering, arid, and clear and the winters are cold and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 36°F to 106°F and is rarely below 29°F or above 111°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best times of year to visit Kasnazān for hot-weather activities are from late May to late June and from late August to early October.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The hot season lasts for 3.4 months, from June 4 to September 18, with an average daily high temperature above 95°F. The hottest day of the year is July 23, with an average high of 106°F and low of 80°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.6 months, from November 25 to March 14, with an average daily high temperature below 61°F. The coldest day of the year is January 15, with an average low of 36°F and high of 50°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

Average High and Low Temperature in KasnazānhotcoolcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°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 1550°FJan 1550°FJul 23106°FJul 23106°F36°F36°F80°F80°FJun 495°FJun 495°FSep 1895°FSep 1895°FNov 2561°FNov 2561°FMar 1461°FMar 1461°F70°F70°F69°F69°F43°F43°F43°F43°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

Average Hourly Temperature in KasnazānJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcoolwarmhotswelteringvery coldcomfortablevery 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.

Enterprise, Nevada, United States (7,282 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Kasnazān (view comparison).

Clouds

In Kasnazān, 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 Kasnazān begins around May 19 and lasts for 4.8 months, ending around October 12. On July 12, 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 7.2 months, ending around May 19. On December 16, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 43% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 57% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in KasnazānclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 12100%Jul 12100%Dec 1657%Dec 1657%May 1978%May 1978%Oct 1279%Oct 1279%NowNowclearmostly cloudyovercastpartly cloudymostly clear
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

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Kasnazān varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 7.1 months, from October 18 to May 21, with a greater than 11% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 20% on March 11.

The drier season lasts 4.9 months, from May 21 to October 18. The smallest chance of a wet day is 1% on August 7.

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 20% on March 11.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in KasnazānwetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Mar 1120%Mar 1120%Aug 71%Aug 71%Jan 114%Jan 114%Oct 1811%Oct 1811%May 2111%May 2111%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. Kasnazān experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.3 months, from October 13 to May 23, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around March 28, with an average total accumulation of 1.3 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.7 months, from May 23 to October 13. The least rain falls around August 18, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

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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 Kasnazān varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 9 hours, 42 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 38 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in KasnazānJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 8 minMar 2012 hr, 8 minMar 2014 hr, 38 minJun 2114 hr, 38 minJun 2112 hr, 9 minSep 2212 hr, 9 minSep 229 hr, 42 minDec 219 hr, 42 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 4:45 AM on June 13, and the latest sunrise is 2 hours, 30 minutes later at 7:15 AM on January 6. The earliest sunset is at 4:48 PM on December 6, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 36 minutes later at 7:24 PM on June 29.

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

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in KasnazānJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 134:45 AMJun 134:45 AM7:24 PMJun 297:24 PMJun 29Dec 64:48 PMDec 64:48 PM7:15 AMJan 67:15 AMJan 6daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
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

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 Kasnazān, 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

Humidity Comfort Levels in KasnazānJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jul 30%Jul 30%NowNowdrydry
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 Kasnazān experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 4.6 months, from May 18 to October 5, with average wind speeds of more than 6.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is July 28, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.2 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 7.4 months, from October 5 to May 18. The calmest day of the year is January 6, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.4 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in KasnazānwindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mphJul 287.2 mphJul 287.2 mphJan 65.4 mphJan 65.4 mphMay 186.3 mphMay 186.3 mphOct 56.3 mphOct 56.3 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 Kasnazān varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the west for 5.4 months, from April 22 to October 3, with a peak percentage of 49% on June 18. The wind is most often from the east for 6.6 months, from October 3 to April 22, with a peak percentage of 52% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in KasnazānEWEJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwesteastnorthsouth
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 Kasnazān 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 Kasnazān for general outdoor tourist activities are from late April to late May and from mid September to late October, with a peak score in the second week of October.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in KasnazānJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.97.90.70.77.57.54.54.5NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism 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 Kasnazān for hot-weather activities are from late May to late June and from late August to early October, with a peak score in the second week of September.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in KasnazānJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.88.80.00.08.68.66.96.9NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature 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).

The growing season in Kasnazān typically lasts for 9.8 months (298 days), from around February 22 to around December 16, rarely starting before January 26 or after March 21, and rarely ending before November 19 or after January 7.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Kasnazāngrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Feb 2250%Feb 2250%Dec 1650%Dec 1690%Mar 2190%Mar 2190%Nov 1990%Nov 1910%Jan 2610%Jan 2610%Jan 710%Jan 7Jul 20100%Jul 20100%NowNowvery coldcoldwarmhotswelteringcoolcomfortable
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 Kasnazān should appear around March 4, only rarely appearing before February 19 or after March 21.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in KasnazānJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°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°FMar 478°FMar 478°FMay 11900°FMay 11900°FDec 316,289°FDec 316,289°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 3.3 months, from May 15 to August 25, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 20, with an average of 8.6 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from November 2 to February 15, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 3.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 24, with an average of 2.4 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in KasnazānbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWh10 kWh10 kWhJun 208.6 kWhJun 208.6 kWhDec 242.4 kWhDec 242.4 kWhAug 257.4 kWhAug 257.4 kWhNov 23.7 kWhNov 23.7 kWhFeb 153.7 kWhFeb 153.7 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 Kasnazān are 36.201 deg latitude, 44.133 deg longitude, and 1,926 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Kasnazān contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 607 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,892 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,339 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (9,944 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Kasnazān is covered by cropland (71%) and shrubs (11%), within 10 miles by cropland (46%) and shrubs (30%), and within 50 miles by cropland (44%) and shrubs (25%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Kasnazān, 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Kasnazān.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Kasnazān 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 Kasnazān is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Kasnazān and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Kirkuk Air Base (32%, 84 kilometers, south); Fob Diamondback (28%, 89 kilometers, west); Q West Iraq (23%, 103 kilometers, southwest); Orumieh (9%, 183 kilometers, northeast); and Saghez (8%, 192 kilometers, east).

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.