The climate of Karbala (Iraq)
Karbala is centrally located in Iraq in the vicinity of the capital
Baghdad in the Karbala Province of which it also is the capital.
Shiite Muslims see Karbala as a holy city. Because of this many
mosques can be found in the city, thought to be over one hundred. A
shrine of Iman Hussein can be found in the city, who was the grandson
of the Prophet Muhammad. Over the past few years the city has been in
the news for several times because of bombardments and suicide attacks
which have caused many casualties. Karbala has a desert climate
characterized by extreme temperatures and drought. Summers are
extremely warm with temperatures easily rising above 50 degrees
Celsius. During this period rainfall is uncommon. Winters are mild,
the small amount of precipitation that does fall, falls during this
period. During the winter nights may be cold, subzero temperatures are
not uncommon then.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Karbala.
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression
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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