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The climate in the United Arab Emirates

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures


All climatic diagrams of this page are taken from the collected data from 10 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 daySunshine hours per day in the United Arab Emirates
rainy days per monthRainy days per month in the United Arab Emirates
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in the United Arab Emirates
Water temperatureWater temperatures in the United Arab Emirates
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in the United Arab Emirates
Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)Absolute humidity in the United Arab Emirates
Climate charts for other regions in the United Arab Emirates

Temperature records of the last 37 years

The hottest temperature measured from 1983 to October 2020 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 below 370 metres altitude, 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 37 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.


Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements.