They're moving within the next 2-3 weeks to Diyala province, to Ba'qubah. Looking at topographical maps, it will be a little more hilly, so maybe cooler. At least it will not be so humid. Funny, you don't think of that as a desert issue, but down by the river where their sector was, it could be a problem.
The highs are in the 90's, so they're climbing into the furnace of summer. When he's older and his children say, "Dad, I'm hot!" he will probably say, "Let me tell you about hot ......"