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

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

When to go to Sinjar, Iraq

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

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

January

Traveling to Sinjar in January, you will notice that it can be brisk. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

Traveling to Sinjar in February, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you are traveling to Sinjar in March, you will notice that it can be chilly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you are traveling to Sinjar in April, you will notice that it is balmy. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

Traveling to Sinjar in May, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June is unbearably hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you are traveling to Sinjar in July, you will notice that it is blindingly hot. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

Traveling to Sinjar in August, you will notice that it is sizzling. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you go to Sinjar in September, you will notice that it is unbearably hot. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in this region is warm. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you are traveling to Sinjar in November, you will notice that it is balmy. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December for Sinjar is brisk. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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