Mosul, Iraq: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Mosul, Iraq? If you're planning to go to Mosul, we have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Mosul, Iraq

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

Important essentials for Mosul, Iraq

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Mosul, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

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

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January

January in Mosul is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to see the beautiful Great Mosque of al-Nuri, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; you should check with the Mosul tourism authority.

If you visit the Mosul Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

If you visit Mosul during February, you might see that it is cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to see the beautiful Great Mosque of al-Nuri, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; you should check with the Mosul tourism authority.

If you visit the Mosul Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

March in Mosul is mild. 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 40% to 50% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to see the beautiful Great Mosque of al-Nuri, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; you should check with the Mosul tourism authority.

If you visit the Mosul Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

If you go to Mosul in April, you will notice that it is warm. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to see the beautiful Great Mosque of al-Nuri, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; you should check with the Mosul tourism authority.

If you visit the Mosul Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

If you go to Mosul in May, you will notice that it can be very hot and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to see the beautiful Great Mosque of al-Nuri, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; you should check with the Mosul tourism authority.

If you visit the Mosul Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

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

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to see the beautiful Great Mosque of al-Nuri, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; you should check with the Mosul tourism authority.

If you visit the Mosul Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

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

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to see the beautiful Great Mosque of al-Nuri, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; you should check with the Mosul tourism authority.

If you visit the Mosul Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

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

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to see the beautiful Great Mosque of al-Nuri, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; you should check with the Mosul tourism authority.

If you visit the Mosul Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

If you vacation in Mosul during September, you will probably notice that it can be blisteringly 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:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to see the beautiful Great Mosque of al-Nuri, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; you should check with the Mosul tourism authority.

If you visit the Mosul Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

If you visit Mosul during October, you are likely to see 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to see the beautiful Great Mosque of al-Nuri, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; you should check with the Mosul tourism authority.

If you visit the Mosul Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

If you vacation in Mosul during November, you may see that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to see the beautiful Great Mosque of al-Nuri, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; you should check with the Mosul tourism authority.

If you visit the Mosul Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

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

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to see the beautiful Great Mosque of al-Nuri, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; you should check with the Mosul tourism authority.

If you visit the Mosul Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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