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Average Weather in Nāḩiyat Baḩār Iraq

In Nāḩiyat Baḩār, the summers are long, sweltering, arid, and clear and the winters are cool, dry, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 47°F to 112°F and is rarely below 39°F or above 117°F.

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

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The hot season lasts for 4.1 months, from May 22 to September 26, with an average daily high temperature above 102°F. The hottest day of the year is July 26, with an average high of 112°F and low of 85°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.3 months, from November 27 to March 5, with an average daily high temperature below 73°F. The coldest day of the year is January 12, with an average low of 47°F and high of 63°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

Average High and Low Temperature in Nāḩiyat BaḩārhotcoolcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°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 1263°FJan 1263°FJul 26112°FJul 26112°F47°F47°F85°F85°FMay 22102°FMay 22102°FSep 26102°FSep 26102°FNov 2773°FNov 2773°FMar 573°FMar 573°F78°F78°F74°F74°F54°F54°F55°F55°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 Nāḩiyat BaḩārJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoldcoldcoolcoolwarmwarmhotswelteringcoldcomfortablecomfortable
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.

Needles, California, United States (7,818 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Nāḩiyat Baḩār (view comparison).

Clouds

In Nāḩiyat Baḩār, 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 Nāḩiyat Baḩār begins around May 22 and lasts for 4.9 months, ending around October 19. On September 13, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 98% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 2% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 19 and lasts for 7.1 months, ending around May 22. On April 19, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 34% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 66% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in Nāḩiyat BaḩārclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Sep 1398%Sep 1398%Apr 1966%Apr 1966%May 2282%May 2282%Oct 1982%Oct 1982%NowNowclearovercastmostly clearmostly cloudypartly 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

Nāḩiyat Baḩār 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 10%, 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 10% on January 17.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Nāḩiyat BaḩārJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jan 1710%Jan 1710%Sep 80%Sep 80%Jan 18%Jan 18%Nov 175%Nov 175%Apr 105%Apr 105%NowNowrain
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. Nāḩiyat Baḩār experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 1.6 months, from December 12 to February 1, 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 0.7 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 10 months, from February 1 to December 12. The least rain falls around September 10, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall in Nāḩiyat BaḩārrainrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 inJan 110.7 inJan 110.7 inSep 100.0 inSep 100.0 inJul 50.1 inJul 50.1 inDec 120.5 inDec 120.5 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 Nāḩiyat Baḩār varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 12 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 14 hours, 6 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Nāḩiyat BaḩārJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 7 minMar 2014 hr, 6 minJun 2114 hr, 6 minJun 2112 hr, 8 minSep 2212 hr, 8 minSep 2210 hr, 12 minDec 2110 hr, 12 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 4:44 AM on June 11, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 59 minutes later at 6:43 AM on January 10. The earliest sunset is at 4:45 PM on December 2, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 6 minutes later at 6:52 PM on June 30.

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

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Nāḩiyat BaḩārJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 114:44 AMJun 114:44 AM6:52 PMJun 306:52 PMJun 30Dec 24:45 PMDec 24:45 PM6:43 AMJan 106:43 AMJan 10daynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
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.

Nāḩiyat Baḩār experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 7.4 months, from April 14 to November 25, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 6% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is October 26, with muggy conditions 23% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is February 11, when muggy conditions are essentially unheard of.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in Nāḩiyat BaḩārmuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Feb 110%Feb 110%Oct 2623%Oct 2623%Apr 146%Apr 146%Nov 256%Nov 256%NowNowhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydrymuggymuggymiserablemiserable
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 Nāḩiyat Baḩār experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 2.4 months, from May 26 to August 5, with average wind speeds of more than 10.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is June 21, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.3 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 9.6 months, from August 5 to May 26. The calmest day of the year is October 13, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.0 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in Nāḩiyat BaḩārwindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mph18 mph18 mphJun 2112.3 mphJun 2112.3 mphOct 138.0 mphOct 138.0 mphAug 510.2 mphAug 510.2 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 Nāḩiyat Baḩār varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the north for 3.6 months, from February 20 to June 9 and for 3.6 months, from September 10 to December 29, with a peak percentage of 48% on May 26. The wind is most often from the west for 3.0 months, from June 9 to September 10 and for 1.7 months, from December 29 to February 20, with a peak percentage of 64% on July 5.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in Nāḩiyat BaḩārWNWNJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowsouthnorthwesteast
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).

Water Temperature

Nāḩiyat Baḩār is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average water temperature experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.6 months, from June 20 to October 7, with an average temperature above 83°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 15, with an average temperature of 89°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.3 months, from December 20 to March 28, with an average temperature below 66°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 5, with an average temperature of 60°F.

Average Water Temperature

Average Water Temperature in Nāḩiyat BaḩārwarmcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F85°F85°F90°F90°F95°F95°FAug 1589°FAug 1589°F60°FFeb 560°FFeb 5Jun 2083°FJun 2083°FOct 783°FOct 783°FDec 2066°FDec 2066°FMar 2866°FMar 2866°FNowNow
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Nāḩiyat Baḩār 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 Nāḩiyat Baḩār for general outdoor tourist activities are from late February to mid April and from late October to late November, with a peak score in the third week of March.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Nāḩiyat Baḩārbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.97.93.23.27.67.65.25.2NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature tourism 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 Nāḩiyat Baḩār for hot-weather activities are from early April to mid May and from late September to late October, with a peak score in the third week of October.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Nāḩiyat BaḩārJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.97.90.40.47.77.74.34.3NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature 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).

Temperatures in Nāḩiyat Baḩār are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Nāḩiyat BaḩārJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%100%Feb 7100%Feb 798%Jan 1298%Jan 12Jul 14100%Jul 14100%NowNowcoldcoolhotswelteringwarmvery 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 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.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in Nāḩiyat BaḩārJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°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°F9,000°F9,000°FJan 1590°FJan 1590°FMar 27900°FMar 27900°FDec 318,820°FDec 318,820°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 3.4 months, from May 15 to August 26, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.2 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 19, with an average of 8.2 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from November 4 to February 7, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.2 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 25, with an average of 3.2 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Nāḩiyat BaḩārbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhJun 198.2 kWhJun 198.2 kWhDec 253.2 kWhDec 253.2 kWhAug 267.2 kWhAug 267.2 kWhNov 44.2 kWhNov 44.2 kWhFeb 74.2 kWhFeb 74.2 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 Nāḩiyat Baḩār are 30.176 deg latitude, 48.398 deg longitude, and 3 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Nāḩiyat Baḩār is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 36 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (121 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (715 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Nāḩiyat Baḩār is covered by herbaceous vegetation (74%) and bare soil (12%), within 10 miles by herbaceous vegetation (47%) and bare soil (23%), and within 50 miles by bare soil (34%) and water (29%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Nāḩiyat Baḩār, 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Nāḩiyat Baḩār.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Abadan International Airport (77%, 27 kilometers, northwest); Mahshahr Airport (14%, 84 kilometers, northeast); and Kuwait International Airport (9%, 114 kilometers, south).

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.