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Basra Climate & Temperature

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  • Basra, Iraq is at 3034'N, 4746'E, 2 m (7 ft). See map.
  • Basra has a subtropical desert / low-latitude arid hot climate (Kppen-Geiger classification: BWh)
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Basra is situated in or near the subtropical desert scrub biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 24.4 degrees Celsius (75.9 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 21.5 °C (38.7°F). This indicates that the continentality type is continental, subtype subcontinental.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 161 mm (6.3 inches) which is equivalent to 161 Litres/m (3.95 Gallons/ft).
  • On average there are 3319 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • If you were to burrow down through the Earth from Basra you would come out nearest to the climate station at Adamstown, Pitcairn Islands where you would find a Tropical wet climate.
Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) 18 (64) 21 (70) 25 (77) 31 (88) 36 (97) 38 (100) 40 (104) 41 (106) 39 (102) 35 (95) 27 (81) 20 (68) 31 (88)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) 13 (55) 15 (59) 19 (66) 25 (76) 30 (86) 33 (91) 34 (93) 34 (92) 31 (87) 27 (80) 20 (68) 15 (58) 24 (76)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) 7 (45) 9 (48) 13 (55) 18 (64) 24 (75) 27 (81) 28 (82) 26 (79) 22 (72) 18 (64) 13 (55) 9 (48) 18 (64)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) 28 (1) 17 (1) 24 (1) 22 (1) 7 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0) 28 (1) 34 (1) 161 (6)
rain days iconNumber of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day) 6 (19%) 5 (18%) 5 (16%) 4 (13%) 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (13%) 6 (19%)   31 (9%)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day 07:13 07:55 08:30 08:28 09:52 11:16 10:25 10:44 10:12 09:23 07:38 07:19   09:05
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day 10:24 11:03 11:56 12:53 13:41 14:04 13:54 13:13 12:18 11:22 10:34 10:11   12:00
sunny or cloudy iconPercentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 70 (30) 73 (27) 72 (28) 66 (34) 73 (27) 81 (19) 76 (24) 82 (18) 84 (16) 84 (16) 73 (27) 73 (27)   76 (24)
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (). 39.5 48.8 59.7 71.3 79.6 82.9 79.8 71.5 60.1 48.6 39.4 36   59.7

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