May weather forecast and climate
Doha, Qatar

A night view of the lit city of Doha in Qatar, set on the incredibly scenic West Bay
A night view of the lit city of Doha in Qatar, set on the incredibly scenic West Bay
The last month of the spring, May, is a very hot month in Doha, Qatar, with average temperature varying between 38.2°C (100.8°F) and 25°C (77°F).
The ideal sea water temperature of 28.2°C (82.8°F) and only 0.2 rainfall days, with 3.6mm (0.14") of accumulated rainfall, makes May the best time for swimming and other water activities.

Temperature

In Doha, the average high-temperature in May rises, from a hot 31.9°C (89.4°F) in April, to a very hot 38.2°C (100.8°F). In May, the average low-temperature is 25°C (77°F).

Heat index

In May, the average heat index is evaluated at a blazing hot 45.9°C (114.6°F). Be wary - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are highly anticipated. With continued activity, heatstroke is very likely.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'feels like', 'felt air temperature', 'real feel', or 'apparent temperature', is a measure that combines both air temperature and relative humidity into a single value that indicates how hot the weather feels. Additional factors like activity, differences in body mass, height, and shape, metabolic differences, and pregnancy affect individual temperature impact. Bear in mind that direct sunshine exposure increases weather impact, and may raise heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are especially crucial for babies and toddlers. Young children are generally more endangered than adults, as they usually less sweat. And also, due to larger skin surface relative to their small bodies and higher heat production as a result of their activity.
The human body normally cools itself by perspiration, as evaporated sweat carries heat away from the body. With a lot of moisture in the air, the evaporation process is not as effective, and the body does not cool down as efficiently, creating a perception of overheating. When heat gain surpasses the level the body can shed, body temperature begins to increase, and consequently, overheating and dehydration can occur, with varying severity.

Humidity

In May, the average relative humidity in Doha, Qatar, is 44%.

Rainfall

May is the last month it rains. During 0.2 rainfall days, in May, Doha aggregates 3.6mm (0.14") of precipitation. In Doha, during the entire year, the rain falls for 8.8 days and collects up to 75.2mm (2.96") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In May, the average sea temperature in Doha is 28.2°C (82.8°F).
Note: Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

Daylight

The average length of the day in Doha is 13.4h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Doha, Qatar, is 10.5h.

UV index

April through August, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Doha. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an extreme threat to health from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 12 transform into the following instructions:
Take all required precautions, as unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. A broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30+ should be liberally applied and re-applied every two hours, and immediately after an outdoor workout or a swim. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.

What is the temperature in May in Doha?

In May, in Doha, the average high-temperature is 38.2°C (100.8°F), and the average low-temperature is 25°C (77°F). In May, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'felt air temperature'), that factores the actual air temperature with the relative humidity, is calculated to 45.9°C (114.6°F).

What is the average humidity in May in Doha?

The average relative humidity in May is 44%.

What is the last month it rains in Doha?

May is the last month it rains in Doha, Qatar. During 0.2 rainfall days, in May, Doha aggregates 3.6mm (0.14") of precipitation.

What is the water temperature in May in Doha?

In May, the average sea temperature in Doha is 28.2°C (82.8°F). Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

How many hours of daylight does Doha have in May?

In Doha, the average length of the day in May is 13.4h.

How many hours of sunshine does Doha have in May?

The average sunshine in May in Doha, Qatar, is 10.5h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Doha?

Months with the highest UV index in Doha, Qatar, are April through August, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

What is the UV index intensity in May in Doha?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Doha, Qatar, is 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health threat from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Doha, Qatar
  • Average high temperature in May: 38.2°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (41.5°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (21.7°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 25°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (29.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (12.8°C).

Average humidity in May - Doha, Qatar
  • Average humidity in May: 44%

Months with the highest relative humidity are January and December (71%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is June (41%).

Average rainfall in May - Doha, Qatar
  • Average rainfall in May: 3.6mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is February (17.1mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are June, July, August and September (0mm).

Average rainfall days in May - Doha, Qatar
  • Average rainfall days in May: 0.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is February (2.1 days).
Months with the least rainy days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average sea temperature in May - Doha, Qatar
  • Average sea temperature in May: 28.2°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (33.9°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (19.1°C).

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Doha, Qatar
  • Average daylight in May: 13.4h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13.7h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.6h).

  • Average sunshine in May: 10.5h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 11.4h).
Months with the least sunshine are March and December (Average sunshine: 7.8).

Average UV index in May - Doha, Qatar
  • Average UV index in May: 12

Months with the highest UV index are April, May, June, July and August (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 5).