The climate of Baghdad (Iraq)
Baghdad is the capital of Iraq and has a population of about 7
million. Baghdad is centrally located within the country on the banks
of the Tigris River which is one of the two most important rivers in
the country. Baghdad has always been one of the most important cities
in the Islamic world. However, over the past few decades Baghdad has
mainly become known for bombardments and violent attacks during both
the Gulf War and the Iraq War. Baghdad has a warm desert climate (type
BWh according to the Köppen climate classification) with mild winters
and extremely hot and dry summers with many hours of sunshine. During
the hottest months of the year, July and August, maximum temperatures
are 43-44 degrees Celsius on average. This makes Baghdad one of the
hottest capitals in the world. Baghdad gets 123 millimeters of annual
precipitation. During the summer rainfall is uncommon. Baghdad gets no
less than 3,259 hours of annual sunshine.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Baghdad.
hours of sunshine
average days with
= 0-5 mm ●
= 6-30 mm ●
= 31-60 mm ●
= 61-100 mm ●
= 101-200 mm ●
over 200 mm = 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but don’t present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures don’t always reflect the chance of wintry weather,
extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate
information for each month of the year:
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