Dubai, talking literally, is an air conditioned desert. You should never expect to enjoy a cool climate outdoors in Dubai. This is especially true during daytime. The nights are a bit cooler, compared to the heat during the day. However, generally speaking the weather in Dubai is very hot and humid. Being located in the Northern desert belt, Dubai has an arid, subtropical climate. It is quite hard to remain comfortable outdoors and most people prefer to have their homes air conditioned.
Summer in Dubai is very sunny and hot, with humidity around 90%.The months, June to September present the hottest weather and if you are planning a vacation to Dubai, it is always advisable to avoid this season. Humidity makes it very uncomfortable and many people would prefer to remain indoors. The temperature varies from 40-45 degrees, which goes up to a maximum of 48 degrees on some days.
Even during the months of winter in Dubai, the average day temperature comes to around 25 degrees. The deserts of Dubai get as cool as 5 degrees mostly during night. Winter stretches from December to March and the humidity varies from 50 % to 60%.This is the best time to plan a visit to Dubai. Outdoor activities can be conducted with more ease as the humidity levels do not make you uncomfortable. The months December to March are the most pleasant to spend in Dubai. Rainfall will not be a problem and you can get some real cool weather especially during nights. This is typically the best time to plan trips to the desert area and get a break from the hectic city life.
Rains are also infrequent and can occur anytime. There is no specific rainy season and February is mostly the month you can get more rain. June on the other hand is the month of least rainfall. It becomes very dry with almost no rain and all sunshine. Thunderstorms are also not very common in Dubai. While visiting Dubai, you are lucky if you get a chance to experience the rain there. For those staying in Dubai, the small rains received are considered a blessing from the heat.
Sandstorms in Dubai Dubai experiences strong winds from Saudi Arabia during summer due to a low pressure belt developing. These are known as Shamal (Arabic). The winds gather strength as they reach Dubai and become so windy that visibility in the desert becomes a real problem. Sandstorms often occur and may last for many days.
Cited below is an extract of the monthly climatic conditions (These are based on average conditions and will not be fully accurate)
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