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Best time to visit Baghdad, Iraq

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The best time to visit Baghdad is November

Based on all the essential things any traveller needs to know about visiting Baghdad such as the cost of travel, weather, peak travel seasons and many more, November is the best time of year to go.

In summer, the temperature in Baghdad can rise as high as 47℃ (117℉). The weather at night in the winter, which is around January-time, can get down to a minimum of 5℃ (41℉).

If you’re keen to see the sights of Baghdad during the day, the sun stays up the longest around July. The wet season in Baghdad falls around February, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in July instead.

By the time you finish reading below, you’ll know everything you need to know about the best time to travel to Baghdad. Once you’re ready, we’ve even provided all the tools you’ll ever need to help you book your travel!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

July

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Baghdad seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Baghdad as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Baghdad is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Baghdad

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Baghdad for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Baghdad climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Baghdad for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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FEB
MAR
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MAY
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JUL
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SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Baghdad in January

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 44%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 9mm (0") over 4 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Baghdad in January, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Baghdad in February

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 40%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 4 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Baghdad in February, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Baghdad in March

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 32%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 13mm (1") over 7 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Baghdad in March, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Baghdad in April

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 25%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 6 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Baghdad in April, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Baghdad in May

  • Average temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average high temperature: 37℃ (99℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 19%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 7mm (0") over 4 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Baghdad in May, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Baghdad in June

  • Average temperature: 37℃ (98℉)
  • Average high temperature: 42℃ (108℉)
  • Average low temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average humidity: 13%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 1 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Baghdad in June, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection as it's really hot all day and night.


Baghdad in July

  • Average temperature: 39℃ (102℉)
  • Average high temperature: 45℃ (113℉)
  • Average low temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average humidity: 13%
  • Average sunny days: 31 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 0 days
31 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Baghdad in July, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection as it's really hot all day and night.


Baghdad in August

  • Average temperature: 39℃ (102℉)
  • Average high temperature: 45℃ (113℉)
  • Average low temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average humidity: 13%
  • Average sunny days: 31 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 0 days
31 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Baghdad in August, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection as it's really hot all day and night.


Baghdad in September

  • Average temperature: 35℃ (95℉)
  • Average high temperature: 41℃ (105℉)
  • Average low temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average humidity: 15%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 0 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Baghdad in September, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.

Baghdad in October

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (93℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 23%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 4 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Baghdad in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Baghdad in November

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 36%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 12mm (0") over 5 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Baghdad in November, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Baghdad in December

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 44%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 13mm (1") over 5 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Baghdad in December, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Baghdad is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 45℃ (113℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Baghdad is generally around July. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in July first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Baghdad is generally around February, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of February too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Baghdad, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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