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

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

When to go to Lalish, Iraq

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

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

January

Traveling to Lalish in January, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

In February, Lalish 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 Lalish, with several of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

In March, Lalish is mild. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) and 5-10 days this month jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Lalish, with several of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Lalish can be very hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you visit Lalish during June, you are likely to find that it is sizzling and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (low 20s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you go to Lalish in July, you will notice that it is blindingly hot and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the high 100s F (low 40s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you are traveling to Lalish in August, you will notice that it is sizzling and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the 100s F (low 40s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you vacation in Lalish during September, you are likely to find that it is blindingly hot and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 90s F (high 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you visit Lalish during October, you are likely to find that it is hot and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Lalish is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to 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
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella

December

Traveling to Lalish in December, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Lalish, 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 Lalish
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing

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