Climate and Weather of Erbil, Iraq

The climate of Erbil

Erbil (also known as Arbil or Irbil) is located in northern Iraq. Erbil is the capital of the Kurdish Autonomous Region in northern Iraq. The Kurdish parliament resides in this city. Erbil is one of the longest inhabited places on the earth, the first signs of life date back to the 5th millennium BC. The city itself is first mentioned around the year 2300 BC. The city is also known for the citadel of Arbil, an immense fortress in the heart of the city. Due to its prominent location, this citadel is representative of the city. There are also a number of beautiful mosques, but the city’s modern airport has a special architecture.

According to Bridgat, Erbil has a warm steppe climate, characterized by warm, hot summers and pleasantly mild winters. The summers are bone dry, while in the winter period there is quite a bit of rain for Iraqi standards. In the winter period the days are usually mild and pleasant, but the nights can be on the cold side; you have to take into account temperatures below freezing. During the dry summer period, the daytime mercury can rise above 50 degrees Celsius on the hottest days.

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 12℃ 2℃ 5 14
February 15℃ 3℃ 6 11
March 19℃ 7℃ 7 10
April 25℃ 11℃ 8 10
May 32℃ 16℃ 10 5
June 39℃ 21℃ 14 1
July 43℃ 25℃ 14 1
August 42℃ 24℃ 13 1
September 38℃ 19℃ 11 1
October 29℃ 14℃ 8 5
November 21℃ 8℃ 6 7
December 14℃ 4℃ 5 10

The weather in Erbil

Here you will find the weather forecast for Erbil. View the current weather in Erbil 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 Erbil. Based on the climate statistics, we describe the weather per month in Erbil. 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 Erbil? 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 Erbil is around 12 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in January is 2 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in January at this destination is around 5 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 14 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this ensures a reasonable amount of precipitation during this month.

The weather in February

In the month of February, the average maximum temperature in Erbil is around 15 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in February is 3 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in February at this destination is around 6 hours per day. Within the whole month there is rainfall for about 11 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this ensures a reasonable amount of precipitation during this month.

The weather in March

In the month of March, the average maximum temperature in Erbil is around 19 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in March is 7 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 10 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this ensures a reasonable amount of precipitation during this month.

The weather in April

In the month of April, the average maximum temperature in Erbil is around 25 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in April is 11 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 10 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this ensures a reasonable amount of precipitation during this month.

The weather in May

In the month of May, the average maximum temperature in Erbil is around 32 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in May is 16 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in May in this destination is around 10 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 June

In the month of June, the average maximum temperature in Erbil is around 39 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in June is 21 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 1 day. 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 Erbil is around 43 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in July is 25 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 1 day. 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 Erbil is around 42 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in August is 24 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 1 day. 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 Erbil is around 38 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in September is 19 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in September at this destination is around 11 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 October

In October, the average maximum temperature in Erbil is around 29 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in October is 14 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in October 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 little precipitation in this month.

The weather in November

In the month of November, the average maximum temperature in Erbil is around 21 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in November is 8 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in November 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 December

In the month of December, the average maximum temperature in Erbil is around 14 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in December is 4 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in December at this destination is around 5 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 10 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this ensures a reasonable amount of precipitation during this month.

Erbil, Iraq