Overview of Iraq Weather

The climate in Iraq is arid to semi-arid, with very hot summers and cool winters. The annual average temperature is 25.2 °C. The summer months of June to September are extremely hot, with temperatures often reaching 50 °C. The winter months of December to February are cool, with temperatures averaging around 10 °C.

Precipitation is very low, averaging just 128 mm per year. The vast majority of this falls in the winter months, with very little rain falling in the summer. dust storms are common, particularly in the southern and eastern parts of the country.

The climate of Iraq is largely determined by its location. The country lies in the middle of the Arabian Desert, which is one of the driest regions on Earth. This means that Iraq experiences very little rainfall and high temperatures throughout the year.