Dubai forecast weather for different months

Dubai Weather by Month

  • Dubai Weather in January: Although January is the coldest month in Dubai, to many people, it will feel like a warm summer day at home, with temperatures averaging 19°C to 20°C, and sometimes as high as 23°C in the afternoon. While those coming from a similarly warm climate will find it too chilly for swimming at the beach, you’ll likely see many people from places like Russia or the United Kingdom enjoying a dip in the sea. Either way, bring your bathing suit as most hotel have heated pools. Summer clothing is generally appropriate year-round, though women should plan to dress more modestly in the city, and especially when going into a mosque, where shoulders and knees need to be covered. You may want a light sweater for the slightly chillier evenings, though you may not need it. Rain is rarely a concern in January, with the most precipitation coming down in the autumn months, though occasionally inclement weather can hit, especially during the second half of the month, but on average just 10mm falls over six days. Rather than an umbrella, you’ll most likely need sunglasses and sunscreen as the sun shines brightly for an average of eight hours a day. (Average Max Temperature: 23°C. Average Precipitation: 10mm.)
  • Dubai Weather in February: The temperature begins to gradually rise in February, with the high creeping up to 24°C, though temperatures of 30°C and even higher are not unheard of this month. While rainfall increases a bit to an average of 40mm over four days, it’s most likely to come toward the end of the month and is unlikely to put a damper on your plans. The sea temperature remains a pleasant 21°C, which again, may or may not be warm enough for a swim, depending on what you’re used to, but bring a bathing suit just in case – if you don’t use it at the beach, you’ll probably use it at your hotel swimming pool. When it comes to other clothing, pack as you would for January and you’ll be well-prepared. (Average Max Temperature: 24°C. Average Precipitation: 40mm.)
  • Dubai Weather in March: With the arrival of spring in March, temperatures noticeably climb. Highs increase three degrees to 27°C this month, and the chance for rain lessens too, with just 10mm falling over six days. Now you’ll enjoy near-perfect beach weather, and with the sea temperature increasing a degree to 22°C, there’s a better chance you’ll find it comfortable enough for a swim. Unless you plan on dining at a swanky restaurant, you could spend your entire time in shorts and a t-shirt, or a bathing suit, though that should be saved for the beach or the pool. The most essential items to bring now become sunscreen, a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses, to keep yourself protected from the searing sun that shines nine hours a day. Those days are getting longer now too, with sunset at the end of March about an hour later than it was on January 1, dipping below the horizon a little after 6:30pm. (Average Max Temperature: 24°C. Average Precipitation: 10mm.)
  • Dubai Weather in April:
  • If it didn’t feel like summer already, it will now, and a very hot one at that. This month the temperature rises to an average high of 32°C, though temperatures as high as 40°C have been recorded in April. The month only sees an average of 10mm of rainfall over two days, which means precipitation is very unlikely. Dubai’s high temperatures and intense sun that shines 10 hours a day can quickly lead to a sunburn. Sunbathing for long periods is usually not advisable; instead, you’ll need to slather on high SPF sunscreen and wear a wide-brimmed hat if you plan to be outside for long. The clear, bright skies bring glaring light, so strong UV-filtered sunglasses are a must, though you may want to pick up a pair while you’re in Dubai as even the designer brands are relatively cheap. With the sea temperature at a very comfortable 25°C, this is a great time for going swimming at the beach. (Average Max Temperature: 32°C. Average Precipitation: 10mm.)
  • Dubai Weather in May: May brings the start of the summer heat, with high temperatures at a sizzling 37°C, and occasionally exceeding 42°C. Lows range from 24°C to 27°C, so it will feel fairly warm in the evening too. The chance for rain this month is very slim – in fact, it’s fairly common not to see any clouds at all. The sun shines intensely for 11 hours, and stays up until just after 7pm by month’s end. When it comes to packing, think loose, long linens and cottons that will help protect the skin while allowing it to breathe, in addition to being respectful of the local culture and Muslim religion. It may be too hot now for some people to enjoy a day at the beach, but if you go, be sure to drink lots of water, apply plenty of sunscreen and stay cool by taking regular dips in the sea. (Average Max Temperature: 37°C. Average Precipitation: less than 10mm.)
  • Dubai Weather in June: Now in the heart of the hot season, June brings average temperatures around 33°C, with the mercury rising to 38°C, and sometimes as high as 43°C afternoon. Just like last month, precipitation is very rare in June, and as the sea temperature is even hotter, at an average of 31°C, you won’t get much relief there either. Expect to spend most of your time indoors – and keep in mind that as hotels and shopping malls are typically air-conditioned to the point of freezing, so you’ll actually need a light jacket to avoid a chill. Bring loose, long linens and cottons for those brief periods you will be outdoors. As the sun shines so intensely, for 12 hours a day, you’ll still need sunscreen to avoid a burn, even if you aren’t in it that long. If you plan to spend time at the pool, you’ll want some sandals or flip-flops to avoid burning your feet on the hot tiles. (Average Max Temperature: 38°C. Average Precipitation: less than 10mm.)
  • Dubai Weather in July: July is one of the two hottest months in Dubai, with the average high temperature at a sizzling 40°C, and again virtually nothing in the way of rain with just a 1% chance of precipitation this month. Even the sea feels hot now, hovering around 32°C. And, as the overnight low averages around 29°C, it’s quite warm after sunset as well, which is a little after 7pm throughout most of July. Pack as you would for June, with a sweater for the chilly, air-conditioned indoors; light, loose clothing along with sunglasses and sunscreen for those short periods you’ll be outside, as well as a bathing suit and sandals for the pool. (Average Max Temperature: 40°C. Average Precipitation: less than 10mm.)
  • Dubai Weather in August: August is similar to July, only it’s even hotter, with the average high now a whopping 41°C. The overnight low is even hot at 30°C. While spending time outdoors is downright unbearable, if you’re here during the summer, many of the hotels offer great deals, and some even throw in free meals at onsite restaurants. Going for a swim in the sea won’t help cool you off, as it’s around 33°C, and going to the beach is generally a bad idea, unless you visit in the middle of the night. While a visit in August doesn’t sound very pleasant, keep in mind that Dubai is prepared for the heat and moves everything indoors, so you’ll still find plenty to do. (Average Max Temperature: 41°C. Average Precipitation: less than 10mm.)
  • Dubai Weather in September: Dubai finally begins to cool down in September, if ever so slightly. It will still be hot, but the average high falls three degrees to 38°C, and lows are a more comfortable 27°C on average. There is still little chance for rainfall, as with July and August, it rains only 1% of the time. As September progresses, the day gets shorter, with sunset a little after 6pm by month’s end. Prepare for the heat by packing as you would for the previous two months, as it will still feel very hot and humid, particularly during the early part of September, making it uncomfortable to be outside for any length of time. During the second half of the month, people do begin to emerge from hibernation and venture outdoors a bit. (Average Max Temperature: 38°C. Average Precipitation: less than 10mm.)
  • Dubai Weather in October: While October is still hot, with average highs of 35°C, you may be able to enjoy al fresco dining in relative comfort, and a jaunt to the sea for a swim now feels enjoyable with the water temperature cooling a bit to 30°C. You’ll still want to pack as you would for the summer, with plenty of light, loose cotton or linen clothing, a bathing suit and full-on sun protection. This month, the sun shines for 10 hours a day, and there is still little to nothing when it comes to precipitation. (Average Max Temperature: 35°C. Average Precipitation: less than 10mm.)
  • Dubai Weather in November: November usually brings much-wanted relief from the heat, with temperatures averaging around 25°C, and the high falling to 31°C, four degrees lower than last month. At this time of year, you might even see some clouds finally creeping into the almost always bright blue skies, though rainfall is still rare, with just 10mm of precipitation coming down over one day in November. While the crowds, and accommodation rates, begin to increase, many feel that this is a wonderful time to be in Dubai. While you’ll still need all of your summer gear, along with a sweater for the air-conditioned indoors, you’ll be able to spend a lot more time outside than you would during the hot summer months, including pleasant afternoons at the beach. (Average Max Temperature: 31°C. Average Precipitation: 10mm.)
  • Dubai Weather in December: December also brings lovely weather. Temperatures continue to decrease, averaging a pleasant 21°C, with highs a comfortable 26°C. While rainfall increases to 20mm over four days, it’s still quite low, with most coming down at the end of the month. As low temperatures are in the upper teens, you will need a light sweater and/or long-sleeved shirts for cooler evenings. The weather offers the perfect setting for beaches and outdoor entertainment, but with sea temperatures now dipping to 23°C, the water may be too chilly for a dip for some. As December brings eight hours of sunshine, you won’t want to forget the sunglasses, even though it’s now the middle of winter. (Average Max Temperature: 26°C. Average Precipitation: 20mm.)
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