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Climate in the Emirates

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All climatic diagrams on this site result from the collected data from two measuring weather stations in Umm al Qaywayn.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.


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It is warm to hot all year round and invites to bathe at average water temperatures of 28 degrees.
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Umm al Qaywayn
The number of hours of sunshine refers to the time when the sun is actually visible. That is, without any obstruction of visibility by clouds, fog or mountains. With 11 hours per day, May is the sunniest month in the region of Umm al Qaywayn. In December the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Umm al Qaywayn
A rainy day is a day on which at least an amount of 0.1 mm precipitation (=0.1 liter) per square meter falls. This can be rain, snow, hail or even dew. So it does not have to rain the whole day. With 5 rainy days, January offers the most number of rainy days, and in November the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Umm al Qaywayn
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at two mm/day, two liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 0.0 mm, the least rain falls in September. January, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Water temperatureWater temperatures in Umm al Qaywayn
Water temperature depends not only on solar radiation within the same region, but also on ocean currents. For example, depending on the season, cold or warm water masses are moved from other areas. The warmest temperatures in Umm al Qaywayn are in August, when the water is 32 °C.
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Umm al Qaywayn
Warm air can absorb more moisture than cold air. The relative humidity indicates how much moisture of the physically possible is actually contained in the air. At high humidity, the person feels uncomfortable and perceives this as oppressive. In general, a relative humidity of 40-60% gives as pleasant. With only 52% humidity on average, it is quite dry in May. The highest value of 67% is experienced here in January.
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Umm al Qaywayn
In warm months, there is also a higher absolute humidity almost everywhere. At a temperature of 25°C, air can absorb up to 23 grams of water per cubic meter. At 20°C, it is only 17.3 grams. A relative humidity of 40% at 25°C thus corresponds to an absolute humidity of 9.2 grams of water. From a proportion of approx. 13.5 grams, humans perceive the air as muggy. This limit is reached in 9 months in Umm al Qaywayn, although these are average values, and a month is rarely completely or not at all considered humid.
Humidex in °CHumidex in Umm al Qaywayn
The "Humidex" (humidity index) is an index of well-being in warmer areas, calculated from the air temperature, relative humidity and dew point. The index corresponds approximately to the temperature felt. At high temperatures, the body transports heat away by sweating. At high humidity the ambient air can only absorb a small amount of sweat and thus one feels uncomfortable. An index of 20-29 is considered comfortable. Up to 39, people perceive the air as slightly uncomfortable, and above 40, as very uncomfortable. Values above 45 are dangerous in the long run and often lead to heat stroke.
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Map of Umm al Qaywayn

Most important cities in the region »Umm al Qaywayn«

Only very small villages are located here. The biggest city is Umm al Qaywayn.

CityPopulationGeo position
Umm al Qaywayn44,41125° 33' 53"N55° 33' 19"E


Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants: geonames.org, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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