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Best time to visit Doha, Qatar

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The best time to visit Doha is December-February

Doha is a place lots of people visit almost all year round, but if you’re looking for the best time to go, December-February is definitely the time you should visit. This is based on a number of factors such as the weather, cost of flights and accommodation, peak travel periods and more.

In the height of summer, temperatures in Doha can reach a maximum of 42℃ (107℉). In the winter, temperatures can get down to 16℃ (60℉) around January.

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Doha, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. On average it rains the most days in April, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

Learn everything you need to know to help you decide when to go to Doha below, and don’t forget to use the awesome travel tools we know and love to help you find the best deals and make booking your vacation a breeze!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

June

Most daylight

July

Doha seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Doha as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Doha is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Doha

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Doha for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Doha climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Doha for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JUL
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OCT
NOV
DEC

Doha in January

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 58%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 2 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Doha in January, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Doha in February

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 55%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 2 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Doha in February, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Doha in March

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 50%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 11mm (0") over 5 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Doha in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Doha in April

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 44%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 13mm (1") over 6 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Doha in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Doha in May

  • Average temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average high temperature: 36℃ (97℉)
  • Average low temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average humidity: 38%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 1 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Doha in May, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Doha in June

  • Average temperature: 36℃ (96℉)
  • Average high temperature: 39℃ (103℉)
  • Average low temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average humidity: 36%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 0 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Doha in June, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection as it's really hot all day and night.


Doha in July

  • Average temperature: 37℃ (98℉)
  • Average high temperature: 40℃ (105℉)
  • Average low temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average humidity: 41%
  • Average sunny days: 31 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 0 days
31 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Doha in July, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection as it's really hot all day and night.


Doha in August

  • Average temperature: 36℃ (97℉)
  • Average high temperature: 40℃ (104℉)
  • Average low temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average humidity: 49%
  • Average sunny days: 31 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 0 days
31 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Doha in August, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection as it's really hot all day and night.


Doha in September

  • Average temperature: 34℃ (94℉)
  • Average high temperature: 38℃ (101℉)
  • Average low temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average humidity: 50%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 0 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Doha in September, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection as it's really hot all day and night.

Doha in October

  • Average temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average high temperature: 35℃ (95℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average humidity: 52%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 0 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Doha in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Doha in November

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 56%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 7mm (0") over 3 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Doha in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Doha in December

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 60%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 2 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Doha in December, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Doha is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 40℃ (105℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Doha is generally around June. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in June first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Doha is generally around April, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of April too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Doha, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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