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The climate of Qatar
Whoever likes heat and drought should travel to Qatar and the Persian Gulf. This area has a desert climate with warm winters and hot summers. From November till March the climate is pleasant. However, from April temperatures rapidly rise to or even above 40 degrees Celsius during the day. In combination with high humidity figures this makes things feel very muggy. The sea offers some cooling although seawater temperatures are also high from May till October. For the 2022 soccer world championship this means a lot of measurements have to be taken to make sure it isnt too hot for players, staff and supporters. Enormous cooling installations will probably be placed in stadiums, training complexes and fan zones. The sun shines many hours per day. Because of high humidity figures the sun seems to be a little watery during the early and late hours of the day. This explains why you can watch a riot of colors during sunset. The open desert areas cool down more rapidly than the capital of Doha

 

Rain
Precipitation can only be expected from November till April. Qatar gets about 50 millimeters of rain per year. Because of the drought there is little vegetation in the desert land. Every now and then more rain falls in a short period of time. When 10-20 millimeters of rain falls in a short period of time streets in cities such as Doha may get flooded.

 

Climate figures
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Qatar:
Please, note that local deviations may occur.

average
 maximum
temperature (C)

average
minimum

temperature (C)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (C)
January 22 13 8 4 22
February 23 14 8 4 20
March 27 17 8 5 21
April 32 21 9 4 23
May 38 25 11 1 27
June 40 28 11 0 30
July 42 29 11 0 32
August 41 30 11 0 33
September 38 27 10 0 33
October 35 24 10 0 31
November 29 20 9 1 28
December 24 15 8 3 24
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate tables are useful but they dont give an overall picture of the climate and possible weather conditions during a period of time. How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can often not be found in these tables. This is why we offer extra climate information per month.
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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Disclaimer
The information at this site was carefully composed from climate data collected by meteorological services, meteorological offices, climate experts and other sources. More climate info is based on statistics, climate data and personal experience. No rights can be derived from this site. Weather has no memory and gives no guaranties. Nothing is as changeable and unpredictable as the weather. The authors of this site feel in no way responsible for any damages caused by misinterpretation or other circumstances that may influence your holiday or trip to a certain destination. We provide information, its up to the reader to use it to its benefit.

 

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