Umm Qasr Airport

ORUQ · Basra, Iraq

Climate Umm Qasr Airport 2020-2024

Climate and trends: average temperature, flight conditions, precipitation, wind speed and direction.

Calculated from historical METAR data of Abadan Airport (OIAA) between 2020 and 2024.

VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 47.1 70 10 38 53 62
February 59.8 67 70 58 72 57
March 68.2 75 61 59 80 75
April 72.5 82 55 80 85
May 70.2 74 59 79 79
June 80.1 78 61 86 97
July 69.8 79 50 91 69
August 68.7 57 42 86 93
September 66.8 70 57 91 68
October 63.0 77 53 90 61
November 53.2 56 51 71 47
December 43.1 50 44 51 38
Average 65.4 71.0 64.9 52.7 78.6 70.8

56th best VFR conditions of Iran

VFR conditions during daylight period

Percentage of observations where the VFR minimums for ceiling and visibility are met: visibility of 8 km or more and a ceiling of 3,000 ft or more. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Marginal VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 76.1 92 33 70 83 89
February 88.4 91 94 93 91 81
March 91.2 95 87 88 90 93
April 92.8 97 86 96 98
May 90.6 97 78 94 95
June 97.0 98 92 98 100
July 94.6 100 86 99 95
August 93.2 89 87 97 99
September 91.0 93 87 97 92
October 88.6 96 82 97 90
November 85.1 81 86 94 85
December 73.8 74 77 75 71
Average 89.5 92.7 87.8 84.5 93.0 91.3

Marginal VFR conditions or better during daylight period

Percentage of observations where the MVFR minimums for ceiling and visibility are met: visibility of 5 km or more and a ceiling of 1,000 ft or more. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Maximum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 19.7 23 16 18 21 19
February 22.3 22 21 23 24 22
March 27.1 26 27 27 28 27
April 33.4 33 35 36 32
May 40.4 39 40 43 40
June 46.1 45 47 47 46
July 47.7 48 47 48 48
August 47.1 48 48 47 46
September 44.7 45 44 44 45
October 37.8 38 39 38 38
November 27.3 28 28 29 28
December 21.8 24 23 22 20
Average 33.3 23.4 34.3 35.3 35.7 34.2

3rd highest temperature of Iran

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 9.1 11 9 8 9 10
February 10.6 11 11 12 12 11
March 14.9 14 16 14 15 16
April 20.4 19 21 21 21
May 25.9 25 25 27 26
June 29.6 30 29 29 29
July 31.2 31 31 31 32
August 29.9 31 31 30 29
September 26.4 27 26 26 27
October 21.6 23 22 22 19
November 15.9 16 18 15 17
December 11.2 12 14 11 11
Average 19.5 11.8 20.8 21.1 20.6 20.5

59th lowest temperature of Iran

Average lowest temperature per day

The minimum temperature is typically observed just before sunrise.

Precipitation (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 1.8 1 8 3 0 0
February 1.6 6 1 1 1 1
March 1.4 4 4 1 0 1
April 0.6 1 1 1 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 0.0 0 0 0 0
November 2.1 2 1 1 2
December 1.0 0 1 3 1
Average 0.9 3.6 1.2 0.4 0.3 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 (knots)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 7.5 9 6 7 6 7
February 7.9 8 8 8 8 8
March 8.5 9 7 10 10 8
April 8.2 8 8 9 8
May 8.4 10 10 7 9
June 11.4 13 9 15 11
July 9.6 10 10 9 8
August 8.1 8 7 8 9
September 7.5 8 8 10 6
October 6.2 7 5 8 5
November 6.5 7 6 7 7
December 7.1 7 8 8 7
Average 8.2 8.9 8.3 8.0 8.8 7.7

3rd highest wind speed of Iran

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 317° 324° 318° 296° 311°
February 314° 333° 294° 311° 309°
March 323° 007° 312° 329° 077°
April 326° 319° 314° 058°
May 330° 314° 307° 326°
June 310° 316° 316° 326°
July 306° 296° 297° 318°
August 296° 296° 303° 311°
September 312° 285° 305° 304°
October 336° 247° 316° 317°
November 300° 350° 311° 148°
December 317° 332° 280° 302°

Prevailing wind direction

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