Al-Kosh, Iraq: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Al-Kosh, Iraq? If you're planning to go to Al-Kosh, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Al-Kosh, Iraq

Based on the climate and weather in Al-Kosh, the best time to go is October. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Al-Kosh, Iraq by month

January

In January, Al-Kosh is cold. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Al-Kosh, with several of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat

February

In February, Al-Kosh is cool. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Al-Kosh, with several of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

March

March in Al-Kosh is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage

April

If you go to Al-Kosh in April, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat

May

Traveling to Al-Kosh in May, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella

June

June here is sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Light skirts
  • Sandals
  • Thin tank or crop tops
  • Sunglasses
  • Sarong
  • Extremely thin shorts
  • Extremely light dresses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts

July

If you visit Al-Kosh during July, you are likely to find that it is unbearably hot and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 100s F (low 40s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 80s F (high 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 10 and 20% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Extremely thin shorts
  • Extremely light dresses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sarong
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Light skirts
  • Sandals
  • Thin tank or crop tops

August

August here is sizzling and very dry. Temperatures average in the 100s F (low 40s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Extremely light dresses
  • Extremely thin shorts
  • Light skirts
  • Sandals
  • Thin tank or crop tops
  • Sarong

September

If you are traveling to Al-Kosh in September, you will notice that it is unbearably hot and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Light dresses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Tank tops
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis

October

Traveling to Al-Kosh in October, you will notice that it is extremely warm and very dry. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear

November

November in Al-Kosh is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear

December

December in Al-Kosh can be chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C).

But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Al-Kosh, Iraq

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Al-Kosh, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, D and G
  • A SIM card that works in Al-Kosh
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing

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