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Weather in Basra

Calculated from weather data of Basra International Airport (ORMM) between 2020 and 2024.

Maximum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 19.7 22.1 16.5 18.0 20.3 19.6
February 22.2 21.6 21.0 23.1 23.3 22.6
March 27.4 26.0 27.5 26.5 27.8 27.6
April 33.7 34.1 33.2 35.2 36.2 33.2
May 40.4 39.3 39.1 43.0 40.2
June 46.1 45.3 46.7 47.0 45.6
July 48.0 48.2 46.5 48.5 49.1
August 47.5 47.8 47.7 47.5 45.7
September 44.7 45.1 44.1 43.2 45.7
October 37.3 37.1 38.7 37.6 37.7
November 27.3 27.1 28.6 28.6 27.1
December 21.7 23.6 23.1 21.3 19.3
Average 33.7 25.9 34.5 35.2 35.4 34.5

1st highest temperature of Iraq

Average highest temperature per day

The maximum temperature is typically observed some hours after noon.

Minimum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 7.3 9 8 6 8 8
February 9.4 10 9 10 11 9
March 13.6 13 14 12 13 15
April 19.7 18 19 19 20 23
May 24.7 25 23 26 25
June 27.2 27 29 25 27
July 28.8 24 30 28 32
August 26.8 27 29 26 25
September 23.4 22 21 22 25
October 18.9 20 19 17 16
November 14.2 14 15 12 16
December 9.6 11 12 9 10
Average 18.0 12.5 18.2 19.2 18.0 19.3

5th lowest temperature of Iraq

Average lowest temperature per day

The minimum temperature is typically observed just before sunrise.

Cold and hot days

Number of days 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
30 °C or warmer 29 220 222 226 224
25 °C or warmer 49 262 270 277 261
20 °C or warmer 104 308 317 333 312
0 °C or colder 0 0 1 0 0

Precipitation (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 1.8 2 6 2 1 1
February 1.4 3 0 1 1 0
March 1.1 4 2 0 0 1
April 0.4 2 1 0 0 1
May 0.0 0 0 0 0
June 0.0 0 0 0 0
July 0.0 0 0 0 0
August 0.0 0 0 0 0
September 0.0 0 0 0 0
October 0.2 0 0 0 0
November 1.4 3 1 0 1
December 0.7 0 0 1 2
Average 0.8 3.0 0.8 0.3 0.2 0.4

Precipitation during daylight period

Percentage of observations with observed rain, drizzle, snow or hail. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Wind speed (km/h)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 17.2 21 14 16 16 16
February 17.5 18 17 17 16 19
March 19.1 21 18 18 20 18
April 19.5 22 19 17 21 20
May 19.2 21 21 17 22
June 26.0 29 21 30 26
July 23.8 24 24 20 21
August 19.8 20 18 19 22
September 17.8 19 17 22 19
October 14.4 16 13 17 13
November 15.1 16 15 15 16
December 15.1 13 16 15 16
Average 19.0 20.6 19.1 17.8 19.3 18.7

1st highest wind speed of Iraq

Average wind speed

Excluding wind gusts. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Prevailing wind direction

Month 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January NW W W SW W
February NW W W W SE
March W S W W W
April N W W W N
May W W W W
June W W W W
July W W W NW
August W W W W
September NW W W SW
October NW SW W W
November W NW W SE
December NW NW SW W

Prevailing wind direction

Average wind direction, weighed by wind speed. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Basra weather Q&A

What is the warmest month in Basra?

The warmest month is July with an average temperature of 48 °C over the past years.

What is the coldest month in Basra?

The coldest month is January with an average daytime temperature of 20 °C in the past few years.

Which month is the wettest in Basra?

Chance of precipitation is the highest in January with a probability of around 1.9 %.

Which month is the driest in Basra?

The least rainfall and snow can be expected in June. The probability is about 0.0 %.