This report describes the typical weather at the Doha International Airport (Doha, Qatar) weather station over the course of an average February. 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 February is characterized by rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing from 71°F to 76°F over the course of the month, exceeding 83°F or dropping below 66°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of February, the length of the day is gradually increasing. The shortest day of the month is February 2 with 11:01 hours of daylight; the longest day is February 29 with 11:37 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 5:58am on February 29; the latest sunset is at 5:35pm on February 28; the latest sunrise is at 6:17am on February 2; the earliest sunset is at 5:18pm on February 1.
Daylight savings time (DST) is not observed in 2012.
The median cloud cover is 17% (mostly clear) and does not vary substantially over the course of the month.
On February 15, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 56% of the time, partly cloudy 15% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 8% of the time.
The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 17%, with little variation over the course of the month.
Throughout February, the most common forms of precipitation are moderate rain, light rain, and thunderstorms.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 49% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around February 27, when it is observed during 9% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 25% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around February 8, when it is observed during 5% of all days.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 23% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around February 29, when it is observed during 5% of all days.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in February or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 39% (comfortable) to 94% (very humid) over the course of a typical February, rarely dropping below 21% (dry) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around February 29, at which time the relative humidity drops below 47% (comfortable) three days out of four; it is most humid around February 5, rising above 89% (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 February, the dew point typically varies from 45°F (dry) to 59°F (comfortable) and is rarely below 34°F (dry) or above 65°F (muggy).
The time of the month between February 1 and February 29 is the most comfortable, with dew points that are neither too dry nor too muggy.
Over the course of February typical wind speeds vary from 3 mph to 16 mph (light air to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 23 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 10 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around February 20, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 16 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 9 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around February 1, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 15 mph (moderate breeze).