Department of Foreign Relations
Kurdistan Regional Government
MON, 30 MAR 2020 23:35 Erbil, GMT +3
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 23:35:59

Weather

The best time to visit the Kurdistan Region is in the spring months of March and April. This is the time of year that the hills and plains are green from the winter rains, water flows freely in the streams and the temperature is pleasantly warm in the day and cool at night. 

October and November are also nice months for sightseeing or spending time out of doors.  Beautiful temperatures and almost constant cloudless skies make the days very pleasant even without the greenery of spring.

Summer months (May-September) are very hot and dry, especially on the Erbil Plain, often reaching temperatures as high as 50 degrees Celsius. It is slightly cooler in the evenings and in the mountainous regions around Duhok and Suleimaniah.

The winter months can be cool with rain and some snowfall in the plains and with heavy snow and ice in the mountains.

 


US President Extends Newroz Greetings to President Nechirvan Barzani

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 18:29:32

Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani received a congratulatory letter from President Donald Trump of the United States on the occasion of Newroz.

 

Readout of Prime Minister Masrour Barzani’s telephone call with United States Assistant Treasury Secretary Marshall Billingslea

Tue, 24 Mar 2020 19:27:02

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) - Prime Minister Masrour Barzani today spoke by phone to US Assistant Treasury Secretary for Terrorism Financing Marshall Billingslea to discuss US-Kurdistan Region bilateral relations.

 

A Statement from Prime Minister Masrour Barzani

Sun, 22 Mar 2020 16:31:40

Erbil, Kurdistan Region Iraqi (GOV.KRD) - In a statement on Sunday, Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Masrour Barzani urged people to stay at home, follow the precautionary measures of the Health and Interior Ministries concerning the coronavirus, and keep themselves, their families and the people of the Kurdistan Region safe.