Frequently Asked Questions and Answers About Weather and Climate in Qatar

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Did you know when is the best time to visit Qatar? Certainly, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is still affecting the country as there are residents being admitted to hospital daily with moderate to severe COVID-19 symptoms. 
 
Even though restrictions are being lifted, and the number of cases are declining, this does not mean that the COVID-19 pandemic is over in Qatar. The local health officials also advised the public to avoid any unnecessary travel.
 
However, in normal days, according to a world climate guide, Climates to Travel, it stated that the best time to visit Qatar runs from mid-November to mid-March. This is the only time of the year that is not hot. In general, the weather is mild and sunny from December to February, and warm but not too much in November and March. Some cloudy days are possible, sometimes with rain, especially from December to February.
 
According to a world climate guide, Climate to Travel, the best time to visit Qatar runs from mid-November to mid-March: it is the only time of the year that is not hot. In general, the weather is mild and sunny from December to February, and warm but not too much in November and March. Some cloudy days are possible, sometimes with rain, especially from December to February.
 
Meanwhile, based on the website of Weather Atlas, the best months for a swim in Doha, Qatar, are May and November, with a perfect temperature - varying between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F), and scarce rainfall.
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What to Pack
 
In winter: bring light clothes for the day, a sweater and a jacket for the evening and for cool days, and a scarf for the wind.
 
In summer: bring lightweight clothes, made of natural fabric (cotton or linen), a desert turban, and a sweatshirt and a scarf for air conditioned places. It is advised for women to avoid skin-revealing outfits outside of tourist resorts. When going to the reef, you can bring snorkeling equipment, including water shoes or rubber-soled shoes.
 
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Here are also the answers to some frequently asked questions about the weather and climate in Qatar year round:

Q. What is the coldest month in Doha?
 
A. The coldest month in Doha is January, with an average high-temperature of 21.7°C (71.1°F) and an average low-temperature of 12.8°C (55°F).

Q. What is the most humid month in Doha?
 
A. January and December, with an average relative humidity of 71%, are most humid months in Doha.
 
Q. How many days does it rain in Doha?
 
A. In Doha, during the entire year, the rain falls for 8.8 days and collects up to 75.2mm (3") of precipitation.
 
Q. What is the rainiest month in Doha?
 
A. February is the month with the most rainfall. Rain falls for 2.1 days and accumulates 17.1mm (0.7") of precipitation.
 
Q. What is the month with the coldest sea water in Doha?
 
A. The month with the coldest seawater in Doha is February, with an average sea temperature of 19.1°C (66.4°F).
 
Q. What is the month with the least sunshine in Doha?
 
A. March and December, with an average of 7.8h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine.
 
Q. What is the month with the highest UV index in Doha?
 
A. April through August, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index.
 
Q. What is the least humid month in Doha?
 
A. With an average relative humidity of 41%, June is the least humid month.
 
Q. What is the driest month in Doha?
 
A. In Doha rain does not fall in June through September.

Q. When are the longest days in Doha?
 
A. June has the longest days of the year in Doha, with an average of 13.7h of daylight.
 
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Q. What month has the most sunshine in Doha?
 
A. June has the most sunshine of the year in Doha, with an average of 11.4h of sunshine.
 
Q. What is the warmest month in Doha?
 
A. July is the warmest month in Doha, Qatar, with an average high-temperature of 41.5°C (106.7°F) and an average low-temperature of 29.1°C (84.4°F).
 
Q. When is the sea warmest in Doha?
 
A. The month with the warmest seawater in Doha is August, with an average sea temperature of 33.9°C (93°F).
 
Q. When does it rain in Doha?
 
A. January through May, October through December are months with rainfall in Doha, Qatar.
 
Q. What is the month with the shortest days in Doha?
 
A. The month with the shortest days is December, with an average of 10.6h of daylight.
 
Q. What is the month with the lowest UV index in Doha?
 
A. The month with the lowest UV index is December, with an average maximum UV index of 5.
 
Q. Does it snow in Qatar?
 
A. In January 2020, Qatar Meteorology Department has clarified that news being circulated about Qatar getting affected by a ‘rare’ episode of snow and extreme cold weather is incorrect. Some people were seen sharing funny memes and post on social media saying they are disappointed snowfall is not going to happen. The lowest temperature recorded during the last cold wave reached 5.6 in Abu Samra on January 14, 2020. The local weather official advised the public that that weather information should be taken from its official source and urged people to follow the latest updates through its website and social media accounts.
 
To experience snow in Qatar, Doha Festival City has an artificial snow amusement park, called the 'Snow Dunes,' the first snow experience in Qatar. It has 9 exciting snow attractions. However, it is temporarily closed due to the pandemic.

Source: Weather Atlas

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