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Climate in Muhafazat Kirkuk
(Iraq)

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures


All climate diagrams on this page result from the collected data of the official weather station in Muhafazat Kirkuk in a height of 331m above sea level. All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.


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Muhafazat Kirkuk is one of the coldest regions in Iraq with an average daily high temperature of only 30 degrees centigrade. Several months of the year it is warm to hot at temperatures continuously above 25 degrees centigrade, sometimes up to 45 degrees. Due to the warmer temperatures the best time for traveling is from June to September. Less attractive are the cold months from November to April.
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Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Muhafazat Kirkuk
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at two mm/day, two liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 0.0 mm, the least rain falls in September. November, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Muhafazat Kirkuk
Warm air can absorb more moisture than cold air. The relative humidity indicates how much moisture of the physically possible is actually contained in the air. At high humidity, the person feels uncomfortable and perceives this as oppressive. In general, a relative humidity of 40-60% gives as pleasant. With humidity averaging 73%, January is the most uncomfortable. In August, on the other hand, it is easier to endure.
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Muhafazat Kirkuk
In warm months, there is also a higher absolute humidity almost everywhere. At a temperature of 25°C, air can absorb up to 23 grams of water per cubic meter. At 20°C, it is only 17.3 grams. A relative humidity of 40% at 25°C thus corresponds to an absolute humidity of 9.2 grams of water. From a proportion of approx. 13.5 grams, humans perceive the air as muggy.
Humidex in °CHumidex in Muhafazat Kirkuk
The "Humidex" (humidity index) is an index of well-being in warmer areas, calculated from the air temperature, relative humidity and dew point. The index corresponds approximately to the temperature felt. At high temperatures, the body transports heat away by sweating. At high humidity the ambient air can only absorb a small amount of sweat and thus one feels uncomfortable. An index of 20-29 is considered comfortable. Up to 39, people perceive the air as slightly uncomfortable, and above 40, as very uncomfortable. Values above 45 are dangerous in the long run and often lead to heat stroke.
Map of Muhafazat Kirkuk

Most important cities in the region »Muhafazat Kirkuk«


CityPopulationGeo position
Kirkuk601,43335° 28' 5"N44° 23' 32"E


Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants: geonames.org, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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