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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.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Karbala.

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January 16 4 6 6 n/a
February 19 6 7 6 n/a
March 23 10 8 5 n/a
April 29 15 9 4 n/a
May 36 20 11 2 n/a
June 41 24 14 0 n/a
July 44 26 14 0 n/a
August 43 25 13 0 n/a
September 40 21 12 0 n/a
October 33 16 9 1 n/a
November 24 10 7 2 n/a
December 17 6 6 3 n/a
= 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 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:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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