Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Long term weather forecast
Long term weather forecast

Monthly weather forecast and Climate
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The climate of Dubai, the famous city in the United Arab Emirates, is a sub-tropical desert climate classified under the Köppen climate classification as Bwh. Characterized by short, warm, and pleasant winters and scorching, long, and humid summers, it is humorously said that Dubai has two seasons: hot and hotter.

Between December and March, the lowest temperatures range between 59°F (15°C) and 66.2°F (19°C), and the highest temperatures fall between 75.2°F (24°C) and 84.2°F (29°C) - warm and pleasant for a desert climate.
Rainfall in winter is typical: the rain gauge meter reads an average of 1.6" (40.6mm), but the weather does not become any colder as rain falls in of short and light showers that most tourists ignore. Humidity in winter is at 53% meaning the atmosphere is generally warm and so are the sea temperatures that read at an average of 76.6°F (24.8°C).
Throughout winter the sun shines for averagely 8 hours a day, the sky is mostly clear and blue with occasional light clouds that bring the rain showers.

From April to November, the temperature is considerably higher. The lowest reading is between 69.8°F (21°C) and 87.8°F (31°C) while the highest is between 87.8°F (31°C) and 107.6°F (42°C); it gets scorching and humiliatingly high. Most tourists leave Dubai at this interval.
The sun shines for averagely 10 hours a day, and no rainfall is recorded. Coupled up with sandy and dusty winds, this is a harsh time in the city.

December to March is considered the best time to visit Dubai. The reason most people frequent the city during the period is the warm, pleasant, and friendly weather.
Temperatures are mildly warm, the atmospheric humidity is manageable, and the sea temperatures are inviting. Warm light showers of rain make outdoor indulging even better. This weather forms the most excellent time to visit the legendary breathtaking beautiful spots in Dubai as well as dive into the warm blue waters.

The worst time of the year to visit Dubai could be between May and September. The temperatures are strikingly high, reading between 78.8°F (26°C) and 107.6°F (42°C). This time of the year also sees Dubai experiencing wind blowing at up to 14.9mph (24km/h), bringing with it sand and dust.
It gets uncomfortable even under the umbrella with reported cases of sunburns and related allergies.

Weather hazards are common in almost every city, especially one with extreme weather conditions like Dubai. Stay forewarned of the extreme heat in summer; this can be quite an uncomfortable stay if not prepared adequately. Additionally, Dubai experiences dust and sandstorms that reduce visibility while driving inducting slowly-moving traffic.
Foggy mornings are also a usual occurrence. It is advisable to be more careful on the road to avoid accidents. The rain in Dubai is quite tolerable, but some instances in the past have seen it fall extremely heavily causing storms and flooding catastrophes. Caution and preparedness for any weather-related accidents are advised.

January in Dubai is generally pleasant with temperatures ranging between 59°F (15°C) and 75.2°F (24°C). It is warm throughout the month with a few showers of rain. More »

Temperatures in February are still pleasant but take a slight rise to read between 62.6°F (17°C) and 78.8°F (26°C). The ocean temperature remains the same as in January, but the humidity drops a little to 54%. More »

March is a transitional month from the pleasant, warm winter to the warmer spring. The temperatures maintain a steady rise and read between 66.2°F (19°C) and 84.2°F (29°C). More »

Temperatures range between 71.6°F (22°C) and 93.2°F (34°C). It is starting to get hot with the approach of summer. Most people can brave the heat, but note that the rain reduces further to read 0.1" (2.5mm). More »

Weather gets hotter than in the previous months. Temperatures rise averaging between 78.8°F (26°C) and 102.2°F (39°C), and as the clouds are minimal, this is an interval to endure for a few sunburns under the blazing sun. More »

June is quite hot in Dubai - temperatures range between 84.2°F (29°C) and 104°F (40°C). The locals are used to heat and go about as usual. Most tourists, however, find the heat too much to bear and start to depart Dubai. More »

July is one of the hottest months in Dubai. The temperatures are high and sweltering from 87.8°F (31°C) to 105.8°F (41°C). Humidity is at 53%. More »

August records the highest temperatures in Dubai across the year ranging from 87.8°F (31°C) to as high as 107.6°F (42°C). The humidity holds at 55%. More »

In Dubai, the lowest temperature recorded in September is 84.2°F (29°C) and the highest 102.2°F (39°C). There is a slight dip in temperatures as September is a transitional month indicating the coming autumn. More »

The sunshine hours in October are still ten, and there is still no rainfall. The scorching temperatures are coming down to read between 77°F (25°C) and 96.8°F (36°C). More »

Foggy mornings and evenings start appearing as a sign of approaching winter. Expect relief from the harsh heat as the temperatures drop to read between 69.8°F (21°C) and 87.8°F (31°C). More »

December is winter in Dubai, and it is the most pleasant time of the year. The warmth and heat are manageable, and so are the sunshine hours that have dropped to averagely eight in a day. More »

Wettest month (with highest rainfall) is February (25mm).
Driest months (with lowest rainfall) are June, August and September (0mm).

Best month for swimming (with highest average sea temperature) is August (33.5°C).
Coldest month (with lowest average sea temperature) is February (21.9°C).

Months with longest days are June and July (Average daylight: 14h).
Months with shortest days are January, February, November and December (Average daylight: 11h).

Month with most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 11.4h).
Months with least sunshine are January, February, March and December (Average sunshine: 8.2).

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