This report describes the typical weather at the Doha International Airport (Doha, Qatar) weather station over the course of an average July. 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 July is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 106°F throughout the month, exceeding 112°F or dropping below 99°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of July, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is July 31 with 13:19 hours of daylight; the longest day is July 1 with 13:41 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 4:47am on July 1; the latest sunset is at 6:29pm on July 2; the latest sunrise is at 5:01am on July 31; the earliest sunset is at 6:20pm on July 31.
Daylight savings time (DST) is not observed in 2012.
The median cloud cover is 2% (clear) and does not vary substantially over the course of the month.
On July 16, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 74% of the time, partly cloudy 4% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 1% of the time.
There is either very little precipitation at this location in July, or the weather station does not reliably report the conditions.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in July or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 20% (dry) to 90% (very humid) over the course of a typical July, rarely dropping below 9% (very dry) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around July 1, at which time the relative humidity drops below 24% (dry) three days out of four; it is most humid around July 31, rising above 84% (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 July, the dew point typically varies from 50°F (dry) to 81°F (very oppressive) and is rarely below 36°F (dry) or above 87°F (very oppressive).
Over the course of July typical wind speeds vary from 2 mph to 17 mph (light air to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 25 mph (strong breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 11 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around July 1, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 17 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 9 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around July 31, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 14 mph (moderate breeze).