May weather forecast
Doha, Qatar

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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

Weather in May

May marks a radical change in Doha's climate, thumbing its nose at the milder weather of April. This month stands out as a prequel to summer, manifesting a steep uptick in temperatures, reaching up to a searing 38.2°C (100.8°F). With the UV index peaking at its annual zenith of 12 units, protective measures against sun exposure should be given priority. A significant decrease in rainfall underscores the transition into the dry climatic conditions that typify the impending summer months. As May pulls the curtains down, brace for the torrid weather conditions that June promises to bring.

Temperature

May's onset brings a temperature rise, moving from a hot 31.9°C (89.4°F) in April to a fiery hot 38.2°C (100.8°F). In the month of May, Doha witnesses a marked temperature drop at night, averaging a low of 25°C (77°F).

Heat index

May's average heat index is calculated to be a blazing hot 46°C (114.8°F). Guard: Heat exhaustion and heat cramps are foreseeable. Prolonged effort may bring about heatstroke.
Heat index specifics point out values are for conditions of shade and a slight breeze. Being exposed to direct sunshine might trigger a heat index increase by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'apparent temperature' or 'felt air temperature', combines air temperature and relative humidity to represent a human perceived temperature equivalent. The individual's experience of temperature can be shaped by numerous aspects such as metabolic variations, physical exertion, and attire. Under direct sun rays, the felt temperature might be heightened, with the heat index increasing by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are especially vital to children. Young individuals usually face more risks than adults due to their lower sweat production. Their large skin surface area relative to their tiny bodies and high heat production from their activities adds to their risk.
Perspiration, which is the evaporation of sweat, is a primary way the human body manages and dispels excessive warmth. Heightened relative humidity interferes with the body's usual cooling mechanism by reducing evaporation, subsequently decreasing the body's cooling rate and increasing the sensation of heat. When body heat isn't effectively managed, risks of dehydration and overheating amplify.

Humidity

In May, the average relative humidity is 44%.

Rainfall

May is the last month it rains in Doha. During 0.2 rainfall days, in May, Doha aggregates 4mm (0.16") of precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 8.8 rainfall days, and 75mm (2.95") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Doha, in May, the average water temperature is 28.2°C (82.8°F).
Note: For any water activity, temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are deemed excellent and extremely satisfying for enduring periods.

Daylight

In Doha, Qatar, the average length of the day in May is 13h and 23min.
On the first day of May, sunrise is at 04:57 and sunset at 18:04. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 04:43 and sunset at 18:19 +03.

Sunshine

In Doha, the average sunshine in May is 10.5h.

UV index

The months with the highest UV index in Doha are April through August, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an excessive health risk from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: A maximum high daily UV index of 12 during May translates into the following directions:
Take all critical precautions, unprotected skin might burn swiftly. To the best of your ability, limit your exposure to the sun between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when UV radiation is at its peak. Clothes that are both tight-knit and comfortably loose are prime choices for sun protection. Even on overcast days, apply and frequently reapply a sunscreen with SPF 30 or more, specifically after a swim or outdoor workout. Beware! The reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.

Frequently asked questions

How hot does it get in Doha in May?

An average high-temperature, in May, in Doha, 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. 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature'), which combines air temperature and relative humidity, is calculated to be 46°C (114.8°F).

What is the average humidity in May in Doha?

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

What is the last month it rains in Doha?

May is the last month it rains. During 0.2 rainfall days, in May, Doha aggregates 4mm (0.16") of precipitation.

What is the water temperature in May in Doha?

In Doha, Qatar, in May, the average water temperature is 28.2°C (82.8°F). For any water activity, surface water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are considered as excellent and extremely pleasant for lengthened periods.

What is the average length of the day in May in Doha?

In Doha, the average day length in May is 13h and 23min.

When are sunrise and sunset in May in Doha?

On the first day of May, sunrise is at 04:57 and sunset at 18:04. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 04:43 and sunset at 18:19 +03.

How long on average sun shines in May in Doha?

The average sunshine duration in May in Doha is 10.5h.

When is the highest UV index in Doha?

The 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 reading in May in Doha?

The average daily maximum UV index in May in Doha, Qatar, is 12. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in May
Doha, Qatar

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

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

The month with the highest number of rainy days is February (2.1 days).
The 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 - 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 / Average sunshine in May - Doha, Qatar
  • Average daylight in May: 13h and 2min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 42min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h and 36min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 10h and 3min

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 11h and 24min).
The months with the least sunshine are March and December (Average sunshine: 7h and 48min).

Average UV index in May
Doha, Qatar

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

The 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).

Doha, Qatar

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