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

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

When to go to Iraq, Iraq

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

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

January

January in this region is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you visit Iraq during February, you are likely to find that it is relatively cool and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March here is mild and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you are traveling to Iraq in April, you will notice that it is really hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

Traveling to Iraq in May, you will notice that it can be blisteringly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June is sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 100s F (low 40s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you are traveling to Iraq in July, you will notice that it can be excruciatingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 110s F (mid 40s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you are traveling to Iraq in August, you will notice that it is sizzling and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 110s F (mid 40s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you are traveling to Iraq in September, you will notice that it is blindingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 100s F (low 40s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

Traveling to Iraq in October, you will notice that it can be very hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you are traveling to Iraq in November, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Iraq is crisp and very dry with almost no rain. 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Iraq, 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 Iraq
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders

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