Average Weather in April at Dubai International Airport United Arab Emirates
Daily low temperatures increase by 7°F, from 68°F to 75°F, rarely falling below 62°F or exceeding 82°F.
For reference, on August 2, the hottest day of the year, temperatures at Dubai International Airport typically range from 89°F to 106°F, while on January 15, the coldest day of the year, they range from 59°F to 74°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in April
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on April. 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 April
The month of April at Dubai International Airport experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 28% to 23%. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 29% on April 3.
The clearest day of the month is April 30, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 77% of the time.
For reference, on July 22, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 49%, 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 April
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. At Dubai International Airport, the chance of a wet day over the course of April is decreasing, starting the month at 6% and ending it at 2%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 8% on March 15, and its lowest chance is 0% on October 13.
Probability of Precipitation in April
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 April at Dubai International Airport is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 0.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 1.4 inches, and ending the month at 0.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 0.4 inches or falls below -0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in April
Over the course of April at Dubai International Airport, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 40 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 24 seconds, and weekly increase of 9 minutes, 45 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is April 1, with 12 hours, 25 minutes of daylight and the longest day is April 30, with 13 hours, 5 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in April
The latest sunrise of the month at Dubai International Airport is 6:10 AM on April 1 and the earliest sunrise is 27 minutes earlier at 5:43 AM on April 30.
The earliest sunset is 6:34 PM on April 1 and the latest sunset is 13 minutes later at 6:48 PM on April 30.
Daylight saving time is not observed at Dubai International Airport during 2018.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:28 AM and sets 13 hours, 43 minutes later, at 7:11 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:59 AM and sets 10 hours, 34 minutes later, at 5:33 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in April
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 at Dubai International Airport is rapidly increasing during April, rising from 13% to 28% over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 19, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 83% 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 April
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 at Dubai International Airport is essentially constant during April, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 8.7 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on March 15, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.2 miles per hour, while on October 21, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in April
Wind Direction in April
Dubai International Airport 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 at Dubai International Airport is increasing during April, rising by 5°F, from 74°F to 80°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in April
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 at Dubai International Airport 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 April
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 at Dubai International Airport are rapidly increasing during April, increasing by 851°F, from 1,778°F to 2,630°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in April
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 at Dubai International Airport is gradually increasing during April, rising by 0.9 kWh, from 6.4 kWh to 7.3 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in April
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Dubai International Airport are 25.253 deg latitude, 55.364 deg longitude, and 16 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Dubai International Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 262 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 17 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (4,022 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (6,670 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Dubai International Airport is covered by artificial surfaces (99%), within 10 miles by bare soil (38%) and artificial surfaces (31%), and within 50 miles by bare soil (52%) and water (45%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Dubai International Airport 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
Dubai International Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.
In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.
The stations on which we may fall back include but are not limited to Sharjah International Airport, Ras Al Khaimah International Airport, Fujairah International Airport, Al Ain International Airport, Abu Dhabi International Airport, Buraimi, Abu Dhabi Bateen Airport, and Bandar Lengeh Airport.
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.
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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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