UAE climate guide

Temperature in UAE (°C)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max temperature (daytime)
24°C maximum daytime temperature in January in UAE (Dubai)24
25°C maximum daytime temperature in February in UAE (Dubai)25
28°C maximum daytime temperature in March in UAE (Dubai)28
33°C maximum daytime temperature in April in UAE (Dubai)33
37°C maximum daytime temperature in May in UAE (Dubai)37
39°C maximum daytime temperature in June in UAE (Dubai)39
41°C maximum daytime temperature in July in UAE (Dubai)41
41°C maximum daytime temperature in August in UAE (Dubai)41
39°C maximum daytime temperature in September in UAE (Dubai)39
36°C maximum daytime temperature in October in UAE (Dubai)36
31°C maximum daytime temperature in November in UAE (Dubai)31
26°C maximum daytime temperature in December in UAE (Dubai)26
Min temperature (night-time)
13°C minimum night-time temperature in January in UAE (Dubai)13
14°C minimum night-time temperature in February in UAE (Dubai)14
17°C minimum night-time temperature in March in UAE (Dubai)17
20°C minimum night-time temperature in April in UAE (Dubai)20
23°C minimum night-time temperature in May in UAE (Dubai)23
26°C minimum night-time temperature in June in UAE (Dubai)26
29°C minimum night-time temperature in July in UAE (Dubai)29
29°C minimum night-time temperature in August in UAE (Dubai)29
26°C minimum night-time temperature in September in UAE (Dubai)26
23°C minimum night-time temperature in October in UAE (Dubai)23
18°C minimum night-time temperature in November in UAE (Dubai)18
15°C minimum night-time temperature in December in UAE (Dubai)15
Sea temperature
23°C sea temperature in January in UAE (Dubai)23
22°C sea temperature in February in UAE (Dubai)22
23°C sea temperature in March in UAE (Dubai)23
25°C sea temperature in April in UAE (Dubai)25
29°C sea temperature in May in UAE (Dubai)29
31°C sea temperature in June in UAE (Dubai)31
33°C sea temperature in July in UAE (Dubai)33
33°C sea temperature in August in UAE (Dubai)33
33°C sea temperature in September in UAE (Dubai)33
31°C sea temperature in October in UAE (Dubai)31
28°C sea temperature in November in UAE (Dubai)28
25°C sea temperature in December in UAE (Dubai)25

Sunshine & Daylight in UAE

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily hours of sunshine
Daily hours of daylight
11 hours of daylight per day in January in UAE (Dubai)11
11 hours of daylight per day in February in UAE (Dubai)11
12 hours of daylight per day in March in UAE (Dubai)12
13 hours of daylight per day in April in UAE (Dubai)13
13 hours of daylight per day in May in UAE (Dubai)13
14 hours of daylight per day in June in UAE (Dubai)14
14 hours of daylight per day in July in UAE (Dubai)14
13 hours of daylight per day in August in UAE (Dubai)13
12 hours of daylight per day in September in UAE (Dubai)12
12 hours of daylight per day in October in UAE (Dubai)12
11 hours of daylight per day in November in UAE (Dubai)11
11 hours of daylight per day in December in UAE (Dubai)11

Rainfall in UAE

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Number of days with some rain
2 days with some rainfall in January in UAE (Dubai)2
4 days with some rainfall in February in UAE (Dubai)4
4 days with some rainfall in March in UAE (Dubai)4
2 days with some rainfall in April in UAE (Dubai)2
0 days with some rainfall in May in UAE (Dubai)0
0 days with some rainfall in June in UAE (Dubai)0
0 days with some rainfall in July in UAE (Dubai)0
0 days with some rainfall in August in UAE (Dubai)0
0 days with some rainfall in September in UAE (Dubai)0
0 days with some rainfall in October in UAE (Dubai)0
0 days with some rainfall in November in UAE (Dubai)0
2 days with some rainfall in December in UAE (Dubai)2
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
11 mm monthly rainfall in January in UAE (Dubai)11
34 mm monthly rainfall in February in UAE (Dubai)34
24 mm monthly rainfall in March in UAE (Dubai)24
7 mm monthly rainfall in April in UAE (Dubai)7
1 mm monthly rainfall in May in UAE (Dubai)1
0 mm monthly rainfall in June in UAE (Dubai)0
0 mm monthly rainfall in July in UAE (Dubai)0
0 mm monthly rainfall in August in UAE (Dubai)0
0 mm monthly rainfall in September in UAE (Dubai)0
0 mm monthly rainfall in October in UAE (Dubai)0
2 mm monthly rainfall in November in UAE (Dubai)2
14 mm monthly rainfall in December in UAE (Dubai)14

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  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
UV Index (Maximum)
UV (maximum) index 6 (High) in January in UAE (Dubai)6
UV (maximum) index 8 (Very High) in February in UAE (Dubai)8
UV (maximum) index 10 (Very High) in March in UAE (Dubai)10
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in April in UAE (Dubai)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in May in UAE (Dubai)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in June in UAE (Dubai)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in July in UAE (Dubai)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in August in UAE (Dubai)11
UV (maximum) index 11 (Extreme) in September in UAE (Dubai)11
UV (maximum) index 8 (Very High) in October in UAE (Dubai)8
UV (maximum) index 6 (High) in November in UAE (Dubai)6
UV (maximum) index 5 (Moderate) in December in UAE (Dubai)5
Heat & Humidity
No heat & humidity in January in UAE (Dubai)0
No heat & humidity in February in UAE (Dubai)0
Moderate heat & humidity in March in UAE (Dubai)M
High heat & humidity in April in UAE (Dubai)H
Very high heat & humidity in May in UAE (Dubai)VH
Extreme heat & humidity in June in UAE (Dubai)E
Extreme heat & humidity in July in UAE (Dubai)E
Extreme heat & humidity in August in UAE (Dubai)E
Extreme heat & humidity in September in UAE (Dubai)E
Very high heat & humidity in October in UAE (Dubai)VH
High heat & humidity in November in UAE (Dubai)H
Low heat & humidity in December in UAE (Dubai)L

Note: 0 = None, L = Low, M = Moderate, H = High, VH = Very high, E = Extreme

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The climate guide for UAE, represented by Dubai, shows long term monthly weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia), the Met Office & the Netherlands Meteorological Institute. Find out more about our data sources.

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United Arab Emirates climate overview

The United Arab Emirates is a federation of seven sheikhdoms on the southern coast of the Persian Gulf between Saudi Arabia and Oman. Created in 1971 from what were the Trucial States under British rule, the UAE now boasts an affluent petro-economy, which has been diversifying into tourism.

The Arabian Gulf coast is blessed with white sand and warm sea. An increasing number of luxury hotels offer carefully manicured beaches with palm trees but plenty of wilder, deserted shoreline still exists. All the major cities lie along the coast, which is dry, sunny, and hot during the summer with high humidity making it feel oppressive. Winters are warm or hot with occasional showers between November and March. Due to the thick haze that plagues the coast, blue skies can often appear white.

Further inland the sparse scrub vegetation gives way to undulating dunes of yellow sand that becomes orange and eventually red at the heart of the Empty Quarter bordering Saudi Arabia. The desert here is very accessible with a tarmac road cutting a swathe through even the highest and most impressive dunes, found towards Liwa. The desert is sunny and very hot by day but cool at night, even cold during winter nights. Rainfall is non-existent in summer, and quite rare in winter.

In the East the Hajar Mountains run down the coast towards Oman, a barren and desolate backdrop, which supports little or no vegetation despite frequent afternoon summer showers. Their imposing bleakness is spectacular in itself.

Dubai has become the glitzy tourist hub of the Middle East with a proliferation of futuristic buildings making for a unique and bizarre skyline.

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