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The weather in Qatar is characterised by abundant sunshine and little rainfall. Rain appears in short bursts during winter (December to February) and rarely totals more than three inches in a year.
The brief transitional seasons are by far the most pleasant. Spring (March to May) and autumn (October to November) bring temperatures of around 63°F (17°C) with low levels of humidity.
Conversely, Qatar's long summers (May to September) can reach 122°F (50°C) and average 106°F (41°C), while humidity can reach 95 percent.
Most expats vacate the country during the hottest months of June, July and August, and planning a holiday during this period is highly recommended. Otherwise, expats will have to learn to adapt accordingly to the weather in Qatar. We recommend they wear a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen at all times when outdoors; organise outdoor activities for the early morning and late evening; park cars in shaded areas and use a protective screen; and remember to drink plenty of fluids.
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