This report describes the typical weather at the Doha International Airport (Doha, Qatar) weather station over the course of an average November. It is based on the historical records from 1978 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Doha has a hot desert climate. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by oceans and seas (91%), lakes and rivers (5%), and built-up areas (3%).
The month of November is characterized by rapidly falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 89°F to 79°F over the course of the month, exceeding 94°F or dropping below 74°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of November, the length of the day is gradually decreasing. The shortest day of the month is November 30 with 10:41 hours of daylight; the longest day is November 1 with 11:11 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 5:41am on November 1; the latest sunset is at 4:53pm on November 1; the latest sunrise is at 6:02am on November 30; the earliest sunset is at 4:43pm on November 29.
Daylight savings time (DST) is not observed in 2012.
The median cloud cover ranges from 6% (clear) to 13% (mostly clear). The trend is for the sky to be becoming cloudier with the median cloud cover increasing by 7% from the start to the end of the month.
On November 15, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 67% of the time, partly cloudy 8% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 4% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the month. Precipitation is most likely around November 30, occurring in 11% of days. Precipitation is least likely around November 1, occurring in 5% of days.
Throughout November, the most common forms of precipitation are moderate rain, thunderstorms, and light rain.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 45% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 30, when it is observed during 5% of all days.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 31% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around November 22, when it is observed during 3% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 20% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around November 29, when it is observed during 2% of all days.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in November or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 40% (comfortable) to 93% (very humid) over the course of a typical November, rarely dropping below 25% (dry) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around November 2, at which time the relative humidity drops below 48% (comfortable) three days out of four; it is most humid around November 30, rising above 87% (very humid) three days out of four.
Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.
Over the course of a typical November, the dew point typically varies from 53°F (very comfortable) to 71°F (very muggy) and is rarely below 44°F (dry) or above 76°F (very muggy).
Over the course of November typical wind speeds vary from 2 mph to 13 mph (light air to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 20 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 8 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around November 11, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 13 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 8 mph (light breeze) occurs around November 1, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 13 mph (moderate breeze).