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Climate

The climate of the Kurdistan Region is semi-arid continental: very hot and dry in summer, and cold and wet in winter.

Spring is the most beautiful season in Kurdistan. On the first day of Spring Kurds celebrate ‘Newroz’, the Kurdish New Year. The temperatures range from 13-18 degrees in March to 27-32 degrees in May.

The summer months from June to September are very hot and dry. The warmest months are July and August. Degrees can get up to 35-40 Celsius

Autumn is dry and mild, and like spring it is the ideal time of the year to travel to Kurdistan. Average temperatures are 24-29 degrees in October, cooling slightly in November.

Winters are mild, except in the high mountains. Temperatures range from 7-13 degrees in lower areas and 2-7 degrees in higher areas.