The climate of Mosul (Iraq)
Mosul is located in the northern part of Iraq on the banks of the
Tigris River and is one of the largest cities in Iraq. Mosul is
located in the Ninawa Province of which it also is the capital. Mosul
is an old city, the first records date back to about 400 BC. Despite
its violent history many buildings have been well preserved. Both in
the center of the city and outside the city many churches, mosques,
monasteries, schools and castles from different eras can be found. The
Dair Mar Elia monastery can be found just outside the city and dates
from the 6th century which makes it the oldest monastery in Iraq. The
local museum offers a good impression of the history of Mosul. Mosul
has a warm steppe climate with hot and dry summers and mild and wet
winters. Winters are fairly wet by Iraqi standards. On average 400
millimeters of annual rain can be expected, most of which falls during
the winter. Summers may be extremely hot. During the hottest part of
the day temperatures may easily rise above 50 degrees Celsius. Because
of the extreme heat it is best to avoid visiting this area during the
summer. Winters are fairly mild. However, subzero temperatures are not
uncommon, especially during the night.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Mosul.
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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
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