In summer, the average maximum temperature in Baghdad climbs to around 45℃ (113℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 47℃ (117℉) on the hottest days of the year. The weather at night in the winter, which is around January-time, can get down to a minimum of 5℃ (41℉) in Baghdad. Other destinations in Iraq can sometimes get even colder than this, so if you’re planning on visiting a few different places, make sure you check out the climate comparison table below.
If you’re keen to work on your tan in Iraq, you’re most likely to get the longest days between sun-up and sun-down around July. February sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in July instead.Keep reading to read all the info you need (and none of the stuff you don’t) about the best times to go to Iraq. By the time you get to the bottom, you’ll have found out all there is to know about when to go, and you’ll be ready to start booking your flights! Who knows, we might even have some surprises waiting for you when you get there!
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Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Iraq is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:
|Summer||June to August|
|Autumn/fall||September to November|
|Winter||December to February|
|Spring||March to May|
Best time to visit the top destinations in Iraq
We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.
|City||Best time to visit||Jan||Feb||Mar||Apr||May||Jun||Jul||Aug||Sep||Oct||Nov||Dec|