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 isnít 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
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
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.
More climate information
Climate tables are useful but they donít 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.
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