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

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

When to go to Northwestern Iraq, Iraq

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

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

January

January here is chilly. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in this region is chilly. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you are traveling to Northwestern Iraq in March, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you are traveling to Northwestern Iraq in April, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain sometimes. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

Traveling to Northwestern Iraq in May, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you are traveling to Northwestern Iraq in June, 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:

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

July

July for Northwestern Iraq very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

Traveling to Northwestern Iraq in August, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October here very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November for Northwestern Iraq dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you are traveling to Northwestern Iraq in December, you will notice that it is cool. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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