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

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

When to go to Kirkuk, Iraq

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

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

January

January in Kirkuk can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s 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:

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

February

February here is cool. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you vacation in Kirkuk during March, you are likely to find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Kirkuk is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May for Kirkuk is consistently hot and very dry. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in this region is sizzling and very dry. Temperatures average in the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July here can be sizzling and very dry. Temperatures average in the high 100s F (low 40s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you visit Kirkuk during August, you are likely to find that it can be blisteringly hot and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the 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:

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

September

If you visit Kirkuk during September, you are likely to find that it can be sizzling and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October here is really hot and very dry. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

Traveling to Kirkuk in November, you will notice that it is balmy. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

Traveling to Kirkuk in December, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kirkuk, 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 Kirkuk

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