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

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

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.

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

January

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Mosul can be chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C) to high 50s F (mid 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March is mild. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Mosul is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Mosul 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:

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

June

If you visit Mosul during June, you are likely to find that it can be excruciatingly hot 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 70s F (low 20s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Mosul is a scorcher and very dry. Temperatures average in the high 100s F (low 40s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you go to Mosul in September, you will notice that it is sizzling and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you visit Mosul during October, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently 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:

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

November

If you vacation in Mosul during November, you are likely to find that it is mild. 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:

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

December

December in this region is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, D and G
  • A SIM card that works in Mosul
  • 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
  • Appropriate museum wear

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