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The climate of Qatar: when to go to Qatar ?

The climate of Qatar is desert-like, arid, hot and dry throughout the year. The country, located along the coast of the Persian Gulf in the Arabian peninsula, has an arid and hot climate especially during the summer (from May to September).

The climate of Qatar is characterized by great humidity along the coast. Low rainfall is concentrated during the winter. Sandstorms are common during the winter and spring. Summers are long and extremely hot. While the winters are short and relatively mild.

The few rains are concentrated in the months between December and April. The country has an average of less than 9 rainy days per year. The rainiest month is February with an average of 17 mm of rain spread over 2 rainy days per month. The annual average rainfall is 70 mm.

As in all desert areas, the temperature range between day and night is remarkable. The average maximum temperatures in the capital Doha vary between 41 ° C in July and 21 ° C in January. While the average minimum temperatures vary between 29 ° C in July and 13 ° C in January. The hours of sunshine are over 3,400 per year.


The best time for a visit of Qatar are the months between November and February.


DOHA (2 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 13,5 22,0 13,2  1,7
February 14,4 23,4 17,1  2,1
March 17,3 27,3 16,1  1,8
April 21,4 32,5 8,7  1,4
May 26,1 38,8 3,6  0,2
June 28,5 41,6 0  0
July 30,2 41,9 0  0
August 30,0 40,9 0  0
September 27,7 38,9 0  0
October 24,6 35,4 1,1  0,1
November 20,4 29,6 3,3  0,2
December 15,6 24,4 12,1  1,3
YEAR 22,5 33,0 75,2  8,8

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