The climate of United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates is a country that consists of seven Emirates.
It is located on the Persian Gulf on the north eats coast of the Arab
peninsula. The climate in the Emirates is very much the same
throughout the year. It ranges from warm (winter) to very warm (spring
and autumn) to extremely hot (summer). There is little chance of
precipitation, a relatively high humidity and lots of sunshine. Even
the sea water is over 30 degrees Celsius during the summer.
Climate information of places and areas in United
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information about weather and climate can be found on the climate
pages per area or town. As for U.A.E. the following climate
information is available:
The only way to make life bearable in the Emirates is by
air-conditioning. Especially during the summer air-conditioning is a
must. Going outside during the day is hardly bearable. During the
months of July and August temperatures of 50 degrees Celsius are not
uncommon. The heat in combination with high humidity figures make for
an extremely muggy feel and you will find that your body is almost
unable to lose the heat.
The high humidity often can be seen. During the sunset many shades of
red, purple and orange can be seen because of the moist air. During
the day the skies are less bright than you expect them to be, the
sunshine is faint which can cause you to underestimate the UV-index.
During these kinds of days tourists often need to get treated because
Precipitation is very rare in the Emirates. However, because of the
change in climate nowadays it frequently rains for several days in a
row. The amount of rain is very low on a yearly basis. The chance that
your holiday in the Emirates gets spoiled by the rain is very small.
Chances of snow in the United Arab Emirates are so slim that it is
hard to find reports on this. However, snowfall is possible, but it
happens only a few times per century. This phenomenon is so rare that
local dialects have no word for snow. To see snow the local residents
have to go to a covered ski track. In the end of January 2009 20
centimeters of snow fell on the 1737 meter high mountain of Al-Jees.
This mountain is situated at 25 kilometers north east of the Emirate
of Ras al-Khaimah. On Friday 23 January 2009 this region had an all
time record low of minus 3 degrees Celsius. The next day temperatures
didnít rise above freezing point either. The successor to the throne
Prince Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi personally went to see this
extreme phenomenon with his own eyes.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate
records and are an average for the Emirates. Note that local
deviations may occur.
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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 monthly offer useful extra
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