The climate of Basra (Iraq)
Basra is located in the southeastern part of Iraq on the banks of the
Shatt al-Arab River in the vicinity of the Persian Gulf. Basra is
located in the Basra province of which it also is the capital. Basra
has a population of about 2 million, making it the second largest city
in the country. The main source of income for Basra is the oil
industry. The largest oil fields in the country can be found in the
vicinity of Basra. The beautiful old city center has almost completely
been preserved. According to the 1001 Arabian Nights Basra is home to
Sinbad the sailor, who, restless for travel and adventure, set sail
from Basra. An island situated in the Shatt al-Arab River was named
after Sinbad and is a large tourist attraction nowadays. Basra has a
warm desert climate. however, because of its situation in the vicinity
of the Persian Gulf precipitation figures here are higher than you
would expect. The Persian Gulf has too little influence on the climate
to cause a cooling effect. Especially during the summer temperatures
are extremely high. During the hottest part of the day temperatures
may easily rise above 50 degrees Celsius. Winters are mild, subzero
temperatures are uncommon during the winter.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Basra.
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of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures donít 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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