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Climate and Average Weather in Qatar

The desert climate of Qatar is characterized by a mild winter and a very hot summer. Rainfall in Qatar is minimal, averaging around 80 mm a year. It falls almost only in the period November to April. Temperatures range from 22°C in January to around 45°C in summer in Doha.

In general the sun shines many hours a day, however especially in the late and early hours there is often a less bright watery sun because of the amount of moisture in the air. This can create the most incredible colors in the sky during sunset and sunrise. In the capital Doha, it cools down less quickly during the evening than in open desert plains. That's because the pavement and buildings of the city retain the heat longer. In addition, the location near the ocean ensures that temperatures drop less quickly.

The weather is generally pleasant during the period from November until April and that's the best time to visit Qatar. During this period, the maximum temperature is between 20°C and 28°C in the 'coolest' months of December, January and February. In November and March you can count on maximums that are around 30°C .

Are you interested in more detailed weather and climate information for various cities in Qatar?
Please select the city you plan to visit, or one closest to your destination. For each selected city, you will see the following graphs:
1. Yearly average minimum and maximum temperatures
2. Monthly averages of precipitation throughout the year (rainfall, snow etc)
3. Monthly average hours of sunshine throughout the year

Additionally, some pages provide historical weather data such as humidity, wind speed, and water temperature.

Places in Qatar

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Regions in Qatar