The climate of Dammam (Saudi Arabia)
Dammam is a port on the Persian Gulf in the eastern part of Saudi
Arabia in the East province, also known as Ash Sharqiyah. Dammam is
located in the vicinity of the city of Al Hofuf. Dammam is the second
largest port of the country and the largest on the Persian Gulf. In
the East province the largest oil field in the world can be found
making Dammam one of the largest oil transshipment ports in the world.
Over the past few years the city has been trying to attract more
tourists. Large shopping malls were built and several popular beaches
were developed. Almost all large hotel chains have opened branches
here as well as hospitality chains. Despite its location on the
Persian Gulf Dammam has a desert climate with hot summers and mild
winters. The Persian Gulf only has little influence on the climate
here. Summers are extremely hot, temperatures just below 50 degrees
Celsius are not uncommon. The average annual temperature is above 30
degrees Celsius. Winters are much more pleasant. In some cases
temperatures will drop below 10 degrees Celsius during the night.
Precipitation figures are low all year round. Dammam gets less than 70
millimeters of annual precipitation. During the winter heavy
thunderstorms are not uncommon. Sandstorms may occur all year round.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Dammam.
hours of sunshine
average days with
= 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 figures are very useful but donít present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather,
extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate
information for each month of the year:
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