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 millimeters (3.14 inch) a year. It falls almost only in the period November to April. Temperatures range from 22 degrees Celsius (71.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in January to around 45 degrees Celsius (113°F) 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 and 28 degrees Celsius (68 - 82.4°F) in the 'coolest' months of December, January and February. In November and March you can count on maximums that are around 30°C (86°F) .

Interested in more detailed Weather and Climate information?
Please select the city you wish to travel to, or the one closest to your destination. Each selected city will show you the following graphs:
1. Average minimum and maximum temperature over the year
2. Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow)
3. Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year
On certain pages we also offer other historical weather data like humidity, wind speed and water temperature.

Places in Qatar

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Regions in Qatar