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May Weather in Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin Qatar

Daily high temperatures increase by 8°F, from 95°F to 103°F, rarely falling below 88°F or exceeding 110°F.

Daily low temperatures increase by 7°F, from 77°F to 84°F, rarely falling below 72°F or exceeding 89°F.

For reference, on July 11, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin typically range from 88°F to 106°F, while on January 25, the coldest day of the year, they range from 57°F to 70°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in May in Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin

Average High and Low Temperature in May in Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313160°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F85°F85°F90°F90°F95°F95°F100°F100°F105°F105°F110°F110°FAprJunMay 195°FMay 195°F77°F77°FMay 31103°FMay 31103°F84°F84°FMay 1199°FMay 1199°F80°F80°FMay 21102°FMay 21102°F82°F82°F
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on May. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature in May in Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin

Average Hourly Temperature in May in Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMAprJuncomfortablewarmhotswelteringcomfortable
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Chingueṭṭi, Mauritania (4,036 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin (view comparison).

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Clouds

The month of May in Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin experiences rapidly decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 26% to 12%.

The clearest day of the month is May 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 88% of the time.

For reference, on July 29, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 50%, while on October 2, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 92%.

Cloud Cover Categories in May in Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin

Cloud Cover Categories in May in Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%AprJunMay 174%May 174%May 3188%May 3188%May 1179%May 1179%May 2185%May 2185%clearmostly clearmostly cloudyovercastpartly cloudy
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

Sun

Over the course of May in Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin, the length of the day is gradually increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 30 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 0 seconds, and weekly increase of 6 minutes, 58 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is May 1, with 13 hours, 7 minutes of daylight and the longest day is May 31, with 13 hours, 37 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in May in Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The latest sunrise of the month in Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin is 4:57 AM on May 1 and the earliest sunrise is 14 minutes earlier at 4:43 AM on May 31.

The earliest sunset is 6:05 PM on May 1 and the latest sunset is 15 minutes later at 6:20 PM on May 31.

Daylight saving time is not observed in Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin during 2021.

For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 4:43 AM and sets 13 hours, 44 minutes later, at 6:27 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:15 AM and sets 10 hours, 33 minutes later, at 4:48 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in May in Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin

The solar day over the course of May. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for May 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in May in Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in May in Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin18152229112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMAprJunApr 125:31 AMApr 125:31 AMApr 276:32 AMApr 276:32 AMMay 1110:01 PMMay 1110:01 PMMay 262:15 PMMay 262:15 PMJun 101:53 PMJun 101:53 PMJun 249:40 PMJun 249:40 PM5:30 AM5:30 AM6:16 PM6:16 PM5:21 PM5:21 PM5:11 AM5:11 AM4:36 AM4:36 AM5:56 PM5:56 PM6:25 PM6:25 PM5:22 AM5:22 AM4:27 AM4:27 AM6:32 PM6:32 PM6:20 PM6:20 PM5:02 AM5:02 AM
The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The chance that a given day will be muggy in Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin is rapidly increasing during May, rising from 26% to 37% over the course of the month.

For reference, on August 29, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 91% of the time, while on January 29, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 2% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in May in Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin

Humidity Comfort Levels in May in Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%AprJunMay 126%May 126%May 3137%May 3137%May 1129%May 1129%May 2133%May 2133%miserablemiserableoppressiveoppressivemuggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin is increasing during May, increasing from 9.3 miles per hour to 10.5 miles per hour over the course of the month.

For reference, on February 14, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 11.4 miles per hour, while on September 14, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.5 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in May in Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin

The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The hourly average wind direction in Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin throughout May is predominantly from the north, with a peak proportion of 67% on May 29.

Wind Direction in May in Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin

Wind Direction in May in Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%AprJuneastnorthwestsouth
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The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Water Temperature

Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average surface water temperature in Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin is increasing during May, rising by 6°F, from 78°F to 84°F, over the course of the month.

Average Water Temperature in May in Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Temperatures in Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in May in Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in May in Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%AprJun100%May 16100%May 16comfortablewarmhotswelteringcool
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

The average accumulated growing degree days in Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin are very rapidly increasing during May, increasing by 1,033°F, from 2,428°F to 3,461°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in May in Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin

Growing Degree Days in May in Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031312,200°F2,200°F2,400°F2,400°F2,600°F2,600°F2,800°F2,800°F3,000°F3,000°F3,200°F3,200°F3,400°F3,400°F3,600°F3,600°FAprJunMay 12,428°FMay 12,428°FMay 313,461°FMay 313,461°FMay 112,763°FMay 112,763°FMay 213,109°FMay 213,109°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of May, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin is gradually increasing during May, rising by 0.8 kWh, from 7.1 kWh to 7.9 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in May in Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in May in Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin1815222911223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhAprJunMay 17.1 kWhMay 17.1 kWhMay 317.9 kWhMay 317.9 kWhMay 117.4 kWhMay 117.4 kWhMay 217.7 kWhMay 217.7 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin are 25.577 deg latitude, 51.483 deg longitude, and 20 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 56 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 20 feet. Within 10 miles is essentially flat (131 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (531 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin is covered by bare soil (70%) and water (30%), within 10 miles by bare soil (60%) and water (38%), and within 50 miles by water (57%) and bare soil (41%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Az̧ Z̧a‘āyin and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Hamad International Airport (OTBD, 86%, 35 kilometers, south) and Bahrain International Airport (OBBI, 14%, 116 kilometers, northwest).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.