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

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

When to go to Koya, Iraq

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

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

January

January in Koya can be brisk. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

Traveling to Koya in February, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March for Koya is chilly. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April is mild. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

Traveling to Koya in May, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain sometimes. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June here very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you go to Koya in July, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you are traveling to Koya in August, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you go to Koya in September, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

Traveling to Koya in November, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you go to Koya in December, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Koya, 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 Koya
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders

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