Climate and Weather of Basra, Iraq

The climate of Basra

Basra is located in southeastern Iraq, on the Shatt al-Arab River, not too far from the Persian Gulf. Basra is located in the province of the same name, of which it is also the capital. The city has a population of around 2 million, which makes it the second largest city in the country. Basra mainly lives from the oil industry, the largest oil fields in the country are located near this city. The old center is almost completely intact and is very beautiful. Basra is, according to the stories of 1001 nights, the home port of the Sinbad the sailor, who lived his adventures from here. An island in the Shatt al-Arab is named after him and is now a tourist attraction.

According to citypopulationreview, Basra has a warm desert climate, but due to its location near the Persian Gulf, it is wetter than you would expect. However, the Persian Gulf has too little grip on the climate to provide a cooling effect. The temperatures can be called extreme, especially in the summer period. At the hottest part of the day, the mercury can easily rise above 50 degrees Celsius. Winters are mild and, unlike in other parts of the country, night frosts are rare here.

Climate figures

The figures below are based on long-term average climate statistics. The temperatures are displayed in degrees Celsius (°C).

maximum temperature minimum temperature hours of sunshine per day days of rainfall per month
January 18℃ 7℃ 6 7
February 21℃ 9℃ 7 5
March 26℃ 13℃ 7 5
April 31℃ 18℃ 8 4
May 38℃ 24℃ 9 2
June 41℃ 26℃ 11 0
July 43℃ 28℃ 11 0
August 43℃ 26℃ 10 0
September 41℃ 24℃ 10 0
October 36℃ 19℃ 9 2
November 27℃ 13℃ 7 4
December 20℃ 8℃ 6 6

The weather in Basra

Here you will find the weather forecast for Basra. View the current weather in Basra and the forecast for the coming days, such as the temperatures, the chance of precipitation, the wind direction and the wind strength. With this weather data you can see what kind of weather you can expect in Basra. Based on the climate statistics, we describe the weather per month in Basra. This is not a long-term forecast, but gives the average weather forecast for all months of the year. Do you want to see the detailed weather forecast for Basra? On the page with extra weather information we show the chance of snow, the wind chill, visibility, UV strength, air pressure and more good weather information.

An average weather picture per month can be compiled on the basis of long-term climate statistics, certain weather patterns and specific events.

The weather in January

In January, the average maximum temperature in Basra is around 18 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in January is 7 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in January at this destination is around 6 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 7 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this means that there will not be much precipitation this month.

The weather in February

In the month of February, the average maximum temperature in Basra is around 21 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in February is 9 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in February at this destination is around 7 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 5 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this means little precipitation in this month.

The weather in March

In the month of March, the average maximum temperature in Basra is around 26 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in March is 13 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in March at this destination is around 7 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 5 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this means little precipitation in this month.

The weather in April

In the month of April, the average maximum temperature in Basra is around 31 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in April is 18 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in April at this destination is around 8 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 4 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this means little precipitation in this month.

The weather in May

In the month of May, the average maximum temperature in Basra is around 38 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in May is 24 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in May in this destination is around 9 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 2 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this means little precipitation in this month.

The weather in June

In the month of June, the average maximum temperature in Basra is around 41 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in June is 26 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in June at this destination is around 11 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 0 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this makes for an almost dry month.

The weather in July

In July, the average maximum temperature in Basra is around 43 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in July is 28 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in July at this destination is around 11 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 0 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this makes for an almost dry month.

The weather in August

In the month of August, the average maximum temperature in Basra is around 43 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in August is 26 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in August in this destination is around 10 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 0 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this makes for an almost dry month.

The weather in September

In September, the average maximum temperature in Basra is around 41 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in September is 24 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in September at this destination is around 10 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 0 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this makes for an almost dry month.

The weather in October

In October, the average maximum temperature in Basra is around 36 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in October is 19 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in October at this destination is around 9 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 2 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this makes for an almost dry month.

The weather in November

In November, the average maximum temperature in Basra is around 27 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in November is 13 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in November at this destination is around 7 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 4 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this means little precipitation in this month.

The weather in December

In the month of December, the average maximum temperature in Basra is around 20 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in December is 8 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in December at this destination is around 6 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 6 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this means little precipitation in this month.

Basra, Iraq