October 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
October, like September, in Doha, Qatar, is another sweltering autumn month, with average temperature ranging between max 35.2°C (95.4°F) and min 23.4°C (74.1°F).

Temperature

In Doha, the average high-temperature in October slightly decreases, from 38.6°C (101.5°F) in September, to a still sweltering 35.2°C (95.4°F). In October, in Doha, the average low-temperature is 23.4°C (74.1°F).

Heat index

The average heat index is evaluated at a blazing hot 47.2°C (117°F). Beware - heat cramps and heat exhaustion are very likely. Heatstroke is imminent with prolonged activity.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'apparent temperature', 'feels like', 'real feel', or 'felt air temperature', is calculated by taking the relative humidity value for a specific location and factoring it into the air temperature reading. Additional factors like activity, metabolic differences, wind, and clothing affect individual temperature impact. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact, and may raise the heat index additionally, by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are especially crucial for babies and toddlers. Children are often less aware of the need to rest and re-hydrate. Thirst is a late sign of dehydration - it is vital to remain hydrated, particularly during prolonged physical activities.
The human body normally cools itself by perspiration. Excessive warmth is eliminated from the body by evaporation of sweat. 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

The average relative humidity in October is 63%.

Rainfall

January through May, October through December are months with rainfall in Doha. October is the first month it rains in Doha. Throughout October, in the average 0.1 rainfall days, it receives 1.1mm (0.04") of precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 8.8 rainfall days, and 75.2mm (2.96") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Doha, the average water temperature is 31°C (87.8°F).
Note: The surface water temperatures above 30°C (86°F) are arguably considered as unpleasant for swimming, and any intense water activity, as the refreshing effect of water is missing.

Daylight

In Doha, Qatar, the average length of the day in October is 11.6h.

Sunshine

In October, the average sunshine is 9.8h.

UV index

In Doha, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 8. A UV Index value of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 8 in October transform into the following instructions:
Take extra precautions. Fair-skinned individuals may get burned in less than 10 minutes. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.

What is the temperature in October in Doha?

In Doha, Qatar, in October, the average high-temperature is 35.2°C (95.4°F), and the average low-temperature is 23.4°C (74.1°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'real feel'), that combines both air temperature and relative humidity, in October is appraised at 47.2°C (117°F).

What is the average humidity in October in Doha?

In Doha, the average relative humidity in October is 63%.

When does it start to rain in Doha?

October is the first month it rains. Throughout October, in the average 0.1 rainfall days, it receives 1.1mm (0.04") of precipitation.

What is the sea temperature in October in Doha?

In October, the average sea temperature is 31°C (87.8°F). The water temperature above 30°C (86°F) is arguably regarded as unpleasant. The primary purpose of entering the water - cooling down from sunshine and high temperatures - is lost.

How many hours of daylight does Doha have in October?

In Doha, the average length of the day in October is 11.6h.

How many hours of sunshine does Doha have in October?

In Doha, the average sunshine in October is 9.8h.

How high is the UV index in October in Doha?

In Doha, the average daily maximum UV index in October is 8. A UV Index value of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in October - Doha, Qatar
  • Average high temperature in October: 35.2°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 October: 23.4°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 October - Doha, Qatar
  • Average humidity in October: 63%

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

Average rainfall in October - Doha, Qatar
  • Average rainfall in October: 1.1mm

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 October - Doha, Qatar
  • Average rainfall days in October: 0.1 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 October - Doha, Qatar
  • Average sea temperature in October: 31°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 October / Average sunshine in October - Doha, Qatar
  • Average daylight in October: 11.6h

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 October: 9.8h

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 October - Doha, Qatar
  • Average UV index in October: 8

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).