The climate in the United Arab EmiratesAverage daytime and nighttime temperatures
All climatic diagrams of this page are taken from the collected data from 18 measuring stations in the United Arab Emirates.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.
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Climate zone: The northern parts of the United Arab Emirates are in the subtropics, the southern regions in the tropics.
It is warm to hot all year round and invites to bathe at average water temperatures of 28 degrees.
› Duration of daylight and sunshine in the United Arab Emirates
hours of sunshine per day
rainy days per month
Precipitation in mm/day
Relative humidity in %
Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)
Climate charts for other regions in the United Arab Emirates
Temperature records of the last 38 yearsThe hottest temperature measured from 1983 to June 2021 was reported by the Abu Dhabi Airp weather station. In July 2020 the record temperature of 48.0 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September, based on all 4 weather stations in the United Arab Emirates , was recorded in 2017 with an average temperature of 36.3 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every 4 to 6 hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 34.8 degrees Celsius. The average maximum daily temperature at that time was 43.7 °C.
The coldest day in these 38 years was reported by the weather station Sharjah Airp. Here the temperature dropped to 4.5 °C in February 2008. Sharjah Airp lies at an altitude of 33 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 1992 with an average temperature of 18.1 °C. In the United Arab Emirates, it is usual to have about 2.9 degrees more at 21.0 °C for this three-month period.
The most precipitation fell in Februar 1988. With 5.4 mm per day, the Abu Dhabi Bateen weather station recorded the highest monthly average of the last 38 years.
Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements.