It is not surprising that Qatar, being a desert country, here are some of the harshest summers out there. During summers, the temperatures can reach up to 50 degrees Celsius. The people of Qatar are normal with these temperatures and throughout the years have adapted well to the sweltering conditions. Here is a complete list of the regional climate and the various seasons in Qatar.
Climate of Qatar
Qatar has a uniform climate all through the country. Because of the flat, low barren nature of the country, Qatar doesn’t experience unpredictable or bizarre climate weather. But, in the northern areas of the country, showers are now experienced much earlier than the rest of the country. With more than 560 kilometers of coastline, the coastal cities of Qatar experience more significant levels of humidity than the ones found inland.
Coolest and hottest months in Qatar
At the beginning of the year, January is commonly the coolest month of the calendar with a normal temperature of about 21.5 degrees Celsius during the daytime and as low as 13.5 degrees Celsius during the night. These temperatures are because of the coastal areas of the country.
The hot season starts from April and goes up to October, where a hot period can be experienced between May to mid-October. March and October are transitional periods between the beginning of the summer season and winter season respectively.
The sun shines all year-round in Qatar, and the country experiences up to 14 hours of daylight from May until August. In winter, the daylight lasts around 10 hours.
Rainfall in Qatar
Qatar’s rainfall is scarce and it is a monthly average of 5.9 mm. Rainfall happens occasionally, in the months of March, April and May. From June to October, the country experiences a dry season, when rainfall is very rare. The rainfall is extremely brief, however sometimes showers are also seen, which fill up the dry river beds and may even cause flooding, in rare cases.
Seasons in Qatar
Though seasons in Qatar are extensively classified summer and winter, there are few differences in recognizing the spring and autumn months as well.
By June, the temperatures are already in the lower 40s and this continues till August, reaching anywhere between 45-50 degrees Celsius during summer. The night temperature is around 29-30 degrees Celsius and the humidity can be between 40-60%. Most buildings and apartments in Qatar are completely cooled, so you don’t need to worry about working it out all day, everyday here.
Winter in Qatar starts in December and goes up to February. Typical day time temperatures reach around 24 degrees Celsius and it is a pleasant 18-19 degrees Celsius during the night. Generally, it can be way lower than this number, thanks to the cool desert breeze. This is the best time to enjoy desert activities and go camping with family members. With the temperatures dipping around at night, you should need to carry blankets, warm clothes and cardigans with you.
After winter, warm climate starts to set in from March. This indicates the arrival of spring, where you can enjoy the climate both during the day and night. It is a great time to enjoy activities like kitesurfing, jet ski, explore the mangroves at Purple Island or go kayaking or paddleboarding.
Here’s all that you have to know about visiting Purple Island.
Autumn normally starts in September in Qatar, although the temperatures don’t drop a lot during this time. The days can still feel warm but not harsh. The humidity is around 60-70% during this time and don’t be amazed if you experience sudden hailstorms and windy days.
During autumn, you can enjoy the breezy evenings at the Corniche, Souq Waqif, go for a walk around Katara Cultural Village or have a nice picnic at Aspire Park.
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