According to allcitycodes, Iraq is a country located in the Middle East with a mostly arid climate. The average temperature in Iraq ranges between 10°C (50°F) and 45°C (113°F), with hot summers and cold winters. The highest recorded temperature was 53.9°C (129°F) at Basrah while the lowest was -13.8°C (7°F) at Mosul. Rainfall is generally low across Iraq with most areas receiving less than 200mm per year. Areas such as the Tigris-Euphrates Basin can receive up to 500mm of rain annually while other areas such as Anbar may receive as little as 50mm. Snowfall is more common in higher elevations such as the Zagros Mountains, which can receive up to 1m of snow each winter. Iraq is prone to extreme weather events such as floods, dust storms, thunderstorms, hail storms, heat waves, cold waves, and sandstorms. These events can cause significant disruption to daily life as well as damage property and infrastructure. Earthquakes are also common due to Iraq’s location on several major fault lines. In addition to these natural disasters, Iraq has also experienced droughts due to its lack of rainfall and water management issues in recent years. Check payhelpcenter for Iraq in 2008.