Qatar Holiday Weather


If you are planning a trip to Qatar with your family as a travel destination, you must consider the weather and climate conditions in the country. Although Qatar is a hot country with a dry climate, weather conditions vary. Prior knowledge about Qatar's seasons will help you decide when to visit the country with your family and kids.

So, we will discuss Qatar's climates and weather by season.

The Coolest Months in Qatar

The winter season is from December to February when the temperature reaches 22 degrees Celsius during the day and the nights get cooler, with temperatures reaching 13 degrees Celsius. This is a spring-like season that consists of cool and windy days. January is the coolest month in Qatar, with temperatures sometimes dipping below 10 degrees Celsius.

The Hottest Months in Qatar

The summer season is from May to October when the temperature reaches around 42 degrees Celsius. Due to humidity, the temperature soars up to even 52 degrees Celsius. July is the hottest month of the year, where the regular temperature is between 32 degrees Celsius to 43 degrees Celsius. Some days in July are relatively hotter, so avoid visiting Qatar during the over-temperature period.

Seasons in Qatar

Qatar's four seasons include Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. If you plan to go to Qatar, you can expect to experience all four seasons, depending upon when you visit the country. Additionally, Qatar also experiences dry and rainy seasons throughout the country.

Dry Season

The dry season in Qatar is from June to October, which can become very distressing for travellers visiting the country during these months. The country experiences zero rainfall during this time, and the temperatures are unfavourable for tourists to go sightseeing.

Usually, tourists don't come during this time of the year as it is the off-season for tourism in the country, even though accommodation prices are lower. The country experiences up to 14 hours of daylight in these months, meaning sunshine is maximum.

Rainy Season

The rainy season in Qatar is divided into two portions: the first half of the rainy season takes place from January to May. And the second half of the rainy season is from October to December. However, February remains the only month that experiences the most rainfall throughout the year. If you plan a trip to Doha during these months, pack rain jackets and long boots to survive outdoors.

The winter months experience the least amount of rainfall, and perhaps that's why winter is the time when tourism in the country is at its peak in Qatar. The summer season does not experience any rain, but you can expect a little rainfall now and then in the spring. The rainfall in Qatar comes in brief spells, but their frequency is more.

Summer Season

Since Qatar is a hot and humid country, you can expect the summer season to have less rainfall and high temperatures. The summer starts in June and ends in August, but humidity remains constant throughout these months.

The humidity reaches 40-60%, so keep yourself cool to avoid a heat stroke. So if you plan to visit Qatar with your family, pack light and wear lighter clothes. The hotel where you stay will have a swimming pool; utilise it to cool your body.

Winter Season

Although Qatar is warm and humid, it also experiences winter from December to February. During this time, the days and nights are relatively cooler, with the daytime temperature reaching 23 degrees Celsius while at night temperature is 19 degrees Celsius. However, you can expect to feel slightly more than what the temperature shows due to cool breezes.

If you plan to go camping with your family and spend the night in the desert, pack warm clothes as you can expect wind chill across the sand dunes. Around 60% of the rainfall happens in winter, so the temperature tends to drop even lower, so it is better to wear sweaters and arrange a heater in your accommodation.

Spring Season

Although spring is the start of the country's warm weather conditions, the temperature starts to get warmer in March, even before spring arrives. Spring ends in May when the temperature is about 38 degrees Celsius during the day and 25 degrees Celsius at night.

During this time, you can expect to witness the last of the rainfalls for the cooler season in Qatar. So if you are in the country with your family from March to May, you will see the rainfall season end for the cooler season. You can also experience a good amount of sunshine in spring.

Autumn Season

The Autumn season in Qatar begins in September when the temperature shifts from warmer to cooler. Most parts of Qatar will see a decrease in temperature of 10 degrees Celsius, but Northern Qatar will still feel warm. As a result, the warmer weather conditions require you to wear summer clothes.

The Autumn season does not experience any rainfall, but due to climate change, there have been hail storms. So please pack your clothes considering the change in climate conditions. Many people pack raincoats to be on the safe side.

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