Baghdad, Iraq: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Baghdad, Iraq

Based on the climate and weather in Baghdad, the best time to go is April. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Baghdad, Iraq by month

January

January in Baghdad is cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces

February

If you go to Baghdad in February, you will notice that it is cool. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear

March

March in Baghdad is balmy and very dry. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion

April

April in this region is extremely warm and very dry. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sandals

May

Traveling to Baghdad in May, you will notice that it can be blisteringly hot and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in this region can be excruciatingly hot and very dry. Temperatures average in the 100s F (low 40s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

Traveling to Baghdad in July, you will notice that it is a scorcher and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the low 110s F (low 40s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you vacation in Baghdad during August, you are likely to find that it is scorchingly 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 70s F (mid 20s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you go to Baghdad in September, you will notice that it is a scorcher and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the low 100s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you visit Baghdad during October, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses

November

November in Baghdad is warm and very dry. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 30% to 40% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

December

Traveling to Baghdad in December, you will notice that it is crisp. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Baghdad, Iraq

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Baghdad, 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 Baghdad
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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