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Best time to visit Karbala, Iraq

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The best time to visit Karbala is October

Are you looking to travel to Karbala and want to find out when’s the best time to visit? You’re in the right place! The perfect time to visit Karbala is October due to the excellent weather conditions, and you might even find that the cost of flights and accommodation are lower than if you travel during the peak holiday seasons.

In the height of summer, temperatures in Karbala can reach a maximum of 46℃ (115℉). In the colder months such as January, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 10℃ (49℉).

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Karbala when the days are longest, you should visit in July. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of Karbala in November. Head over there in July instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

Keep reading to find all the info you need (and none of the stuff you don’t) about the best times to go to Karbala. By the time you get to the bottom, you’ll be ready to start booking your trip.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

July

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Karbala seasons

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

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

Average temperatures in Karbala

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 Karbala 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.

Karbala 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 Karbala 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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Karbala in January

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 45%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 9mm (0") over 3 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

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


Karbala in February

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 39%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 9mm (0") over 3 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

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


Karbala in March

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 31%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 5 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Karbala 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.


Karbala in April

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 25%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 4mm (0") over 4 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Karbala in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Karbala in May

  • Average temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average high temperature: 37℃ (98℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 20%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 4 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

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


Karbala in June

  • Average temperature: 37℃ (98℉)
  • Average high temperature: 42℃ (107℉)
  • Average low temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average humidity: 14%
  • 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 Karbala in June, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection as it's really hot all day and night.


Karbala in July

  • Average temperature: 39℃ (102℉)
  • Average high temperature: 44℃ (112℉)
  • Average low temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average humidity: 14%
  • 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 Karbala in July, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection as it's really hot all day and night.


Karbala in August

  • Average temperature: 39℃ (102℉)
  • Average high temperature: 45℃ (112℉)
  • Average low temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average humidity: 14%
  • 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 Karbala in August, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection as it's really hot all day and night.


Karbala in September

  • Average temperature: 35℃ (94℉)
  • Average high temperature: 40℃ (105℉)
  • Average low temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average humidity: 17%
  • 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 Karbala in September, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.

Karbala in October

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (93℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 25%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 6mm (0") over 4 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

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


Karbala in November

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 38%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 4 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Karbala 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.


Karbala in December

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 45%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 3 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Karbala is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 45℃ (112℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Karbala 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 Karbala is generally around November, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of November too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Karbala, 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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