The best times to visit Dahuk for ideal weather are

March 5th to May 13th

or

October 1st to November 25th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Dahuk Travel Info

Weather in Dahuk

Temperature

Average temperatures in Dahuk vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very nice much of the year, but hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 45th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Dahuk, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 111.2°F (44°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 83.2°F (28.4°C) at night.

Dahuk Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Dahuk Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Dahuk Perceived Temperature (F)

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Dahuk Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Dahuk Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 56.1 47.1 39.6
Feb 60.1 50 41
Mar 67.2 57.1 46.5
Apr 80.1 67.8 55
May 91.5 79.4 65.1
Jun 103 90.4 75.1
Jul 109.2 96.4 81
Aug 108.6 94.5 79
Sep 100.1 85.6 70.6
Oct 85.6 72.1 59.5
Nov 70.4 58 47.1
Dec 58.7 48.5 39.9

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 13.4 8.4 4.2
Feb 15.6 10 5
Mar 19.6 13.9 8.1
Apr 26.7 19.9 12.8
May 33.1 26.3 18.4
Jun 39.4 32.4 23.9
Jul 42.9 35.8 27.2
Aug 42.6 34.7 26.1
Sep 37.8 29.8 21.4
Oct 29.8 22.3 15.3
Nov 21.3 14.4 8.4
Dec 14.8 9.2 4.4

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Dahuk are June, July, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid May. For example, on the week of May 14th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late February and early March with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of February 26th.

When can you find snow in Dahuk? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Dahuk.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Dahuk (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 14% 0 2.2
Feb 14% 0 2.4
Mar 14% 0 1.6
Apr 13% 0 2.6
May 3% 0 0.4
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 1% 0 0
Oct 3% 0 0.3
Nov 5% 0 2.7
Dec 15% 0 2.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 14 0 5.6
Feb 14 0 6.1
Mar 14 0 4.1
Apr 13 0 6.6
May 3 0 1
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 1 0 0
Oct 3 0 0.8
Nov 5 0 6.9
Dec 15 0 6.1

 

Humidity and Wind

Dahuk has some very humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is August (15.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (72.2%).

Wind in Dahuk is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is May, followed by June and July. May’s average wind speed of around 3.9 knots (4.4 MPH or 7.2 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early July where average top sustained speeds reach 12.2 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Dahuk.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 2.1 Barely noticeable 7.6 Gentle breeze
Feb 2.2 Barely noticeable 7.8 Gentle breeze
Mar 2.7 Barely noticeable 8.5 Gentle breeze
Apr 2.9 Barely noticeable 9.4 Gentle breeze
May 3.9 Barely noticeable 10.4 Gentle breeze
Jun 3.8 Barely noticeable 10.3 Gentle breeze
Jul 3.7 Barely noticeable 10.4 Gentle breeze
Aug 3.2 Barely noticeable 9.3 Gentle breeze
Sep 2.5 Barely noticeable 8 Gentle breeze
Oct 2.2 Barely noticeable 7.4 Gentle breeze
Nov 1.3 Barely noticeable 6.5 Gentle breeze
Dec 1.8 Barely noticeable 6.5 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 72.2%
Feb 61%
Mar 53.7%
Apr 44.3%
May 31%
Jun 19.3%
Jul 16.3%
Aug 15.2%
Sep 21.9%
Oct 34.8%
Nov 56.1%
Dec 67.1%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Dahuk?

Our best data indicates this area is generally not safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 there are very strong travel warnings for Iraq; avoid all travel. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Oct 26, 2023.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Dahuk, Iraq is July, followed by March and April. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Dahuk in January. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 30.4 in January means 30.4% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Dahuk Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 99.2°F (37.3°C) and 61.8°F (16.6°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 4 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have hot weather with high temperatures that are extremely hot. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Dahuk, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 103.5°F (39.7°C) and 64.8°F (18.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 2 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Dahuk to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 63.7°F (17.6°C) and 54.4°F (12.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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