Climate and Weather of Karbala, Iraq

Climate and Weather of Karbala, Iraq

The climate of Karbala

Karbala is located in central Iraq, not far from the capital Baghdad, in the Karbala province of which it is the capital. Shia Muslims regard Karbala as a holy city, which has resulted in the city being full of mosques, said to be only a hundred. In the city is the funerary monument to Iman Hussein, the grandson of the prophet Mohammed. In recent years, the city has been in the news several times due to bombings and suicide bombers. There have been many deaths in recent years.

According to shopareview, Karbala has a desert climate, which is mainly characterized by extreme temperatures and drought. Summers are extremely hot, with temperatures that can easily exceed 50 degrees Celsius. During this period, rainfall is particularly rare. The winters are mild and the little rainfall here falls during this period. The nights in the winter period can be on the cold side from time to time and sometimes the mercury will even drop below freezing.

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 16℃ 4℃ 6 6
February 19℃ 6℃ 7 6
March 23℃ 10℃ 8 5
April 29℃ 15℃ 9 4
May 36℃ 20℃ 11 2
June 41℃ 24℃ 14 0
July 44℃ 26℃ 14 0
August 43℃ 25℃ 13 0
September 40℃ 21℃ 12 0
October 33℃ 16℃ 9 1
November 24℃ 10℃ 7 2
December 17℃ 6℃ 6 3

The weather in Karbala

Here you will find the weather forecast for Karbala. View the current weather in Karbala 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 Karbala. Based on the climate statistics, we describe the weather per month in Karbala. 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 Karbala? 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 the month of January, the average maximum temperature in Karbala is around 16 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in January is 4 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 6 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 Karbala is around 19 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in February is 6 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 6 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 Karbala is around 23 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in March is 10 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in March at this destination is around 8 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 5 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this means that there will not be much precipitation this month.

The weather in April

In the month of April, the average maximum temperature in Karbala is around 29 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in April is 15 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in April at this destination is around 9 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 Karbala is around 36 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in May is 20 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in May at this destination is around 11 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 Karbala is around 41 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in June is 24 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in June at this destination is around 14 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 the month of July, the average maximum temperature in Karbala is around 44 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in July is 26 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in July at this destination is around 14 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 Karbala is around 43 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in August is 25 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in August in this destination is around 13 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 the month of September, the average maximum temperature in Karbala is around 40 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in September is 21 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in September at this destination is around 12 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 Karbala is around 33 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in October is 16 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 1 day. 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 Karbala is around 24 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in November is 10 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 2 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this makes for an almost dry month.

The weather in December

In December, the average maximum temperature in Karbala is around 17 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in December is 6 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 3 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this makes for an almost dry month.

Karbala, Iraq