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Average Weather in October in Dubai United Arab Emirates

Daily low temperatures decrease by 6°F, from 78°F to 71°F, rarely falling below 67°F or exceeding 82°F.

For reference, on August 2, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Dubai typically range from 86°F to 106°F, while on January 15, the coldest day of the year, they range from 57°F to 75°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in October

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 October. 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 October

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The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: 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 shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Chingueṭṭi, Mauritania (4,270 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Dubai (view comparison).

Clouds

The month of October in Dubai experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 9% to 14%. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 7% on October 5.

The clearest day of the month is October 5, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 93% of the time.

For reference, on July 22, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 50%, while on October 5, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 93%.

Cloud Cover Categories in October

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The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

Rainfall

To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.

The average sliding 31-day rainfall during October in Dubai is essentially constant, remaining about 0.0 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.2 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in October

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

Over the course of October in Dubai, the length of the day is decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 42 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 1 minute, 23 seconds, and weekly decrease of 9 minutes, 43 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is October 31, with 11 hours, 13 minutes of daylight and the longest day is October 1, with 11 hours, 55 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in October

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 earliest sunrise of the month in Dubai is 6:11 AM on October 1 and the latest sunrise is 15 minutes later at 6:26 AM on October 31.

The latest sunset is 6:06 PM on October 1 and the earliest sunset is 27 minutes earlier at 5:39 PM on October 31.

Daylight saving time is not observed in Dubai during 2017.

For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:30 AM and sets 13 hours, 42 minutes later, at 7:12 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:00 AM and sets 10 hours, 35 minutes later, at 5:34 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in October

The solar day over the course of October. 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.

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 Dubai is very rapidly decreasing during October, falling from 79% to 54% over the course of the month.

For reference, on July 28, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 89% of the time, while on January 16, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in October

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The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

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 Dubai is essentially constant during October, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 7.0 miles per hour throughout.

For reference, on March 15, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.3 miles per hour, while on October 12, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.9 miles per hour.

The lowest daily average wind speed during October is 6.9 miles per hour on October 13.

Average Wind Speed in October

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 Dubai throughout October is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 38% on October 8.

Wind Direction in October

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The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 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

Dubai 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 Dubai is decreasing during October, falling by 4°F, from 90°F to 86°F, over the course of the month.

Average Water Temperature in October

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 Dubai 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 October

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The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands: 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 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 Dubai are very rapidly increasing during October, increasing by 965°F, from 7,891°F to 8,856°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in October

The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of October, 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 Dubai is gradually decreasing during October, falling by 1.0 kWh, from 6.2 kWh to 5.2 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in October

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 Dubai are 25.066 deg latitude, 55.171 deg longitude, and 10 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Dubai contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 180 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 8 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (407 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (6,155 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Dubai is covered by bare soil (81%) and cropland (14%), within 10 miles by bare soil (65%) and water (33%), and within 50 miles by bare soil (53%) and water (44%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Dubai year round, 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 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Dubai.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Dubai 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 Dubai is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Dubai and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Al Minhad Air Base (55%, 20 kilometers, east); Dubai International Airport (39%, 26 kilometers, northeast); and Abu Dhabi International Airport (6%, 88 kilometers, southwest).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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 aiports 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.

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