The best times to visit Iraq for ideal weather are

February 26th to April 29th


October 22nd to December 2nd

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



Other Iraq Travel Info

Weather in Iraq


Average temperatures in Iraq vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a very low chance of precipitation throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 52nd 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 Iraq, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 111.5°F (44.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 85.2°F (29.6°C) at night.

Iraq Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Iraq Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Iraq Perceived Temperature (F)


Iraq Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Iraq 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 59.2 50.5 41.9
Feb 64.6 55.1 45.3
Mar 73.5 63.2 52.3
Apr 83.7 73.2 60.7
May 95.3 84.6 71.3
Jun 105.3 94.4 79.8
Jul 110.2 98.5 83.7
Aug 110.3 98.5 83.5
Sep 102.5 90.5 76
Oct 89.1 77.8 65.6
Nov 72.4 62.1 51.8
Dec 62.6 53.2 43.9

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 15.1 10.3 5.5
Feb 18.1 12.8 7.4
Mar 23.1 17.3 11.3
Apr 28.7 22.9 15.9
May 35.2 29.2 21.8
Jun 40.7 34.7 26.6
Jul 43.4 36.9 28.7
Aug 43.5 36.9 28.6
Sep 39.2 32.5 24.4
Oct 31.7 25.4 18.7
Nov 22.4 16.7 11
Dec 17 11.8 6.6



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Iraq are June, August, and then July. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid June. For example, on the week of June 11th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early November with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of November 5th.

When can you find snow in Iraq? 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 Iraq.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 7% 0 1
Feb 7% 0 0.7
Mar 6% 0 0.8
Apr 4% 0 0.6
May 2% 0 0.3
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 0% 0 0.1
Oct 4% 0 0.8
Nov 8% 0 1.2
Dec 7% 0 1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 7 0 2.5
Feb 7 0 1.8
Mar 6 0 2
Apr 4 0 1.5
May 2 0 0.8
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 0 0 0.3
Oct 4 0 2
Nov 8 0 3
Dec 7 0 2.5


Humidity and Wind

Iraq has some comfortably humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is July (13.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (57.7%).

Wind in Iraq is usually calm. The windiest month is June, followed by July and August. June’s average wind speed of around 7.4 knots (8.5 MPH or 13.8 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid June where average top sustained speeds reach 12.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 4.8 Light breeze 9 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.1 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze
Mar 5.6 Light breeze 10.5 Gentle breeze
Apr 5.9 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
May 5.9 Light breeze 11 Gentle breeze
Jun 7.4 Gentle breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
Jul 6.9 Light breeze 11.9 Gentle breeze
Aug 6 Light breeze 10.6 Gentle breeze
Sep 5.2 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.8 Light breeze 9 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.1 Light breeze 7.8 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.6 Light breeze 8.5 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 57.7%
Feb 47.6%
Mar 37.3%
Apr 29.6%
May 21.2%
Jun 13.9%
Jul 13.4%
Aug 14.2%
Sep 17.4%
Oct 30.1%
Nov 47.3%
Dec 54.2%


Is it Safe to Travel to Iraq?

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 Iraq is May, followed by June 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 Iraq in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

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 41.8 in December means 41.8% of the tourists vs. May.



Overall Iraq Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 103.4°F (39.7°C) and 69°F (20.6°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 2 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the 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 second busiest season for tourism in Iraq, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 106.9°F (41.6°C) and 67.9°F (19.9°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 the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Iraq to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 69°F (20.6°C) and 56.2°F (13.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: consistently 2 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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