Climate and Weather of Al Ghuwayrīyah, Qatar

The climate of Al Ghuwayrīyah

Its location on the Arabian Peninsula means that Al Ghuwayrīyah has a warm desert climate. Within the widely used Köppen climate system, this is referred to as a warm desert climate. Since Al Ghuwayrīyah is located on the peninsula that makes up the country of Qatar, the Persian Gulf has a little more influence on the weather in Al Ghuwayrīyah. This is especially noticeable in the temperatures. Temperatures don’t drop as much in winter as places more centrally located in the Arabian Peninsula. In the summer, the heat is somewhat tempered, even though you would think that this would not apply with average afternoon temperatures of 40 degrees and higher.

Temperatures

According to bridgat.com, in Al Ghuwayrīyah there are two seasons: a fairly warm winter in which some precipitation can fall and a sweltering summer in which the sun determines the weather. ‘Winter’ has average maximum temperatures that are usually between 20 and 30 degrees. That seems like a large bandwidth. However, do not forget that the winter period lasts from November to mid-April. Summers in Al Ghuwayrīyah are warm to hot. During cooler days, afternoon temperatures are around 30 to 35 degrees. During the hottest days, the thermometers shoot towards temperatures that are (far) above 40 degrees. Especially in June, July and August it is often sweltering hot.

Precipitation and sun

Drought is an important feature of the warm desert climate. In an average year, Al Ghuwayrīyah receives less than a hundred millimeters of precipitation. It should be noted, however, that there may be years in which there is double or even more. That has two causes. Due to climate change, the depressions that come in from the Asian continent in winter seem stronger than before. Furthermore, ‘cloud seeding’ is increasingly being used. Rain is chemically created from existing clouds.

The sun often shines in Al Ghuwayrīyah. The total number of hours of sunshine per year is on average around 3500. That is extremely sunny weather. In the period April to October, there are sunny weather conditions more than ninety percent of the time. Desert sand and moisture in the air can prevent a deep blue sky.

Specific details about Al Ghuwayrīyah’s climate are listed within the climate statistics further down this page. For more information about the warm Mediterranean climate and the Köppen climate system, please refer to our Köppen climate classification info page.

Climate figures

The figures below are based on long-term average climate statistics. The temperatures are displayed in degrees Celsius (°C).

maximum temperature minimum temperature hours of sunshine per day days of rainfall per month
January 22℃ 14℃ 8 2
February 23℃ 14℃ 8 2
March 27℃ 17℃ 8 2
April 32℃ 21℃ 9 1
May 38℃ 25℃ 11 0
June 40℃ 28℃ 11 0
July 42℃ 29℃ 11 0
August 41℃ 30℃ 11 0
September 39℃ 27℃ 10 0
October 35℃ 24℃ 10 0
November 30℃ 20℃ 9 0
December 24℃ 16℃ 8 1

The weather in Al Ghuwayriyah

Here you will find the weather forecast for Al Ghuwayrīyah. View the current weather in Al Ghuwayrīyah and the forecast for the coming days, such as the temperatures, the chance of precipitation, the wind direction and the wind strength. With this weather data you can see what kind of weather you can expect in Al Ghuwayrīyah. Based on the climate statistics, we describe the weather per month in Al Ghuwayrīyah. This is not a long-term forecast, but gives the average weather forecast for all months of the year. Do you want to see the full weather forecast for Al Ghuwayrīyah? On the page with extra weather information we show the chance of snow, the wind chill, visibility, UV strength, air pressure and more good weather information.

The weather in January

In January, the average maximum temperature in Al Ghuwayrīyah is around 22 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in January is 14 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in January at this destination is around 8 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 2 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this means little precipitation in this month.

The weather in February

In the month of February, the average maximum temperature in Al Ghuwayrīyah is around 23 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in February is 14 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in February at this destination is around 8 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 2 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this means little precipitation in this month.

The weather in March

In the month of March, the average maximum temperature in Al Ghuwayrīyah is around 27 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in March is 17 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in March at this destination is around 8 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 2 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this means little precipitation in this month.

The weather in April

In the month of April, the average maximum temperature in Al Ghuwayrīyah is around 32 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in April is 21 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in April at this destination is around 9 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 1 day. If you look at the long-term averages, this means little precipitation in this month.

The weather in May

In the month of May, the average maximum temperature in Al Ghuwayrīyah is around 38 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in May is 25 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in May at this destination is around 11 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 0 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this makes for an almost dry month.

The weather in June

In the month of June, the average maximum temperature in Al Ghuwayrīyah is around 40 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in June is 28 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in June at this destination is around 11 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 0 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this makes for an almost dry month.

The weather in July

In July, the average maximum temperature in Al Ghuwayrīyah is around 42 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in July is 29 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in July at this destination is around 11 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 0 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this makes for an almost dry month.

The weather in August

In the month of August, the average maximum temperature in Al Ghuwayrīyah is around 41 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in August is 30 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in August in this destination is around 11 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 0 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this makes for an almost dry month.

The weather in September

In September, the average maximum temperature in Al Ghuwayrīyah is around 39 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in September is 27 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in September at this destination is around 10 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 0 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this makes for an almost dry month.

The weather in October

In October, the average maximum temperature in Al Ghuwayrīyah is around 35 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in October is 24 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in October at this destination is around 10 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 0 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this makes for an almost dry month.

The weather in November

In November, the average maximum temperature in Al Ghuwayrīyah is around 30 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in November is 20 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in November at this destination is around 9 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 0 days. If you look at the long-term averages, this makes for an almost dry month.

The weather in December

In the month of December, the average maximum temperature in Al Ghuwayrīyah is around 24 degrees Celsius. The average minimum temperature in December is 16 degrees. The number of hours that the sun is visible in December in this destination is around 8 hours per day. Within the whole month there is precipitation for about 1 day. If you look at the long-term averages, this means little precipitation in this month.

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