Best time to visit Qatar

Qatar is a small country on the Gulf coast of Saudi Arabia, which is more pleasant to visit in winter than in summer.

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When is the best time to visit Qatar?

The best time to visit Qatar (Doha) is January, February, March, November and December based on the following average weather conditions.

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Max Day Temperature (°C)

  • 22°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Qatar (Doha)22
  • 23°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Qatar (Doha)23
  • 26°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Qatar (Doha)26
  • 32°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Qatar (Doha)32
  • 38°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Qatar (Doha)38
  • 40°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Qatar (Doha)40
  • 41°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Qatar (Doha)41
  • 40°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Qatar (Doha)40
  • 38°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Qatar (Doha)38
  • 35°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Qatar (Doha)35
  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Qatar (Doha)29
  • 24°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Qatar (Doha)24

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The weather guide for Qatar, represented by Doha, (Doha) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Qatar weather overview

Winter, spring and autumn days in Qatar are warm and sunny, with occasional light rainfall, while the summer months are uncomfortably hot and very dry.

Although summer temperatures in Qatar are slightly lower on the coast, high humidity creates an oppressive environment and, in the hottest weather, there is a danger of heatstroke for the unwary.

What to pack for Qatar weather

Light clothes are essential in the summer heat but take slightly warmer attire if you are visiting in the winter.

Which is the hottest month in Qatar?

The hottest time of year in Doha, Qatar is normally August. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 40°C with extreme heat and humidity.

Does it ever rain in Qatar?

It never rains much in Doha, Qatar but February usually has the most rain with an average of 17mm. There are normally 4 days in February with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Qatar?

The sunniest time of year in Doha, Qatar is normally October with bright sunshine on average for 86% of daylight hours; that's 10 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Qatar?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Doha, Qatar in August when the water temperature reaches 34°C.

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