FIFA World Cup in Qatar: Weather and Weather

Qatar is a small country that forms a peninsula on the southern coast of the Persian Gulf bordering Saudi Arabia. Most of the area is covered with sand. Qatar’s climate is desert, marked by high temperatures throughout the year. Rainfall is very low, not more than 75 mm per year. The beach brings a breeze but fails to cool the weather.

Scorching desert weather

The winters from December to February are fairly warm with an average temperature of 18°C ​​and July with an average temperature of 36.5°C. In winter, the temperature is 13 to 15 degrees Celsius at night and 22 to 25 degrees Celsius during the day. As for the hot summer, which lasts from May to early November, it averages 25 to 29 ° C at night and 35 to 41 ° C during the day, with occasional peaks of 45 ° C from June to early November. September.

What’s the weather like for the World Cup?

Qatar Weather
Credit: The Weather Channel

Due to the extremely hot climate, Qatar is considered one of the hottest countries in the world, so it is necessary to change the duration of the World Cup. Selected dates from November 20 to December 18 benefit from a slower drop in temperatures as the season progresses, but it’s still hot out there. The World Cup will be held in eight Qatari stadiums, mainly located not far from the east coast of the country. Weather will be similar in all these eight regions.

For the opening and closing of the month of November, sun and blue skies will reign as far as the eye can see. The maximum temperature will be 30 to 35°C and at night it will be 23 to 25°C. During the first week of December, dry weather prevails, but the temperature drops very slowly, between 20 and 28 degrees Celsius during the day. After December 10, it will be 15°C at night to 25°C during the day, which is more reasonable. Chances of rain after December 10 have not been ruled out. Rain can fall in the desert in the form of very rare thunderstorms. In December, Doha receives an average of 12 mm of precipitation, which is very low.

As the peninsula is subject to a desert climate, it can be subject to violent sandstorms, called Habub, as they move forward, look like real steamrollers. These phenomena occur especially in the spring and should usually be avoided by athletes and spectators alike.

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