Monthly climate in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Last updated: November 4, 2023

Under the Köppen–Geiger climate classification Abu Dhabi features a hot desert climate (BWh). Temperatures typically range between 20 °C (69 °F) and 36 °C (97 °F) through the year, but rarely can drop to 13 °C (55 °F) or can rise to as high as 45 °C (112 °F). The average annual precipitation amounts to about 36 mm (1.4 inches) and receives 2 rainy days on the 1 mm (0.04 inches) threshold annually. Abu Dhabi enjoys an average of 3946 hours of sunshine throughout the year, and daylight varies from 10 hours 38 minutes to 13 hours 36 minutes per day.

Monthly average temperatures in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates §

The warmest months in Abu Dhabi are June, July and August, with daily mean temperatures ranging from 34 to 36 °C (94 - 97 °F) throughout the day. The coldest temperatures usually occur in January, February and December, when daily mean temperatures range from 20 to 23 °C (69 - 73 °F) throughout the day. On average each year, Abu Dhabi experiences 275 days above 25 °C (77.0 °F) and 0 days below 0 °C (32.0 °F).

Monthly average temperatures with daily means, minimums and maximums for period, average high and low temperatures in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Generated using Copernicus Climate Change Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to June 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Maximum 28°C
(84°F)
33°C
(91°F)
37°C
(98°F)
39°C
(102°F)
42°C
(108°F)
43°C
(110°F)
45°C
(112°F)
44°C
(112°F)
43°C
(110°F)
40°C
(104°F)
35°C
(96°F)
30°C
(86°F)
Mean maximum 27°C
(82°F)
30°C
(87°F)
35°C
(95°F)
38°C
(100°F)
40°C
(105°F)
41°C
(106°F)
43°C
(111°F)
43°C
(110°F)
42°C
(107°F)
39°C
(102°F)
34°C
(93°F)
29°C
(84°F)
Average high 24°C
(75°F)
24°C
(76°F)
28°C
(83°F)
33°C
(91°F)
36°C
(97°F)
39°C
(102°F)
41°C
(105°F)
40°C
(105°F)
39°C
(102°F)
35°C
(96°F)
30°C
(86°F)
26°C
(79°F)
Daily mean 20°C
(69°F)
21°C
(70°F)
24°C
(75°F)
28°C
(83°F)
31°C
(89°F)
34°C
(94°F)
36°C
(97°F)
36°C
(97°F)
34°C
(94°F)
31°C
(88°F)
27°C
(80°F)
23°C
(73°F)
Average low 17°C
(63°F)
18°C
(64°F)
20°C
(68°F)
24°C
(75°F)
27°C
(82°F)
31°C
(87°F)
33°C
(91°F)
32°C
(91°F)
30°C
(86°F)
27°C
(81°F)
23°C
(74°F)
19°C
(67°F)
Mean minimum 14°C
(57°F)
14°C
(57°F)
16°C
(60°F)
20°C
(68°F)
24°C
(75°F)
28°C
(82°F)
29°C
(85°F)
30°C
(86°F)
28°C
(82°F)
24°C
(75°F)
20°C
(68°F)
16°C
(60°F)
Minimum 13°C
(55°F)
13°C
(55°F)
14°C
(58°F)
18°C
(65°F)
23°C
(73°F)
25°C
(78°F)
29°C
(84°F)
30°C
(86°F)
27°C
(80°F)
22°C
(73°F)
19°C
(66°F)
15°C
(59°F)

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Monthly average precipitation in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates §

Abu Dhabi usually has the most precipitation in January, February and March, with an average of 0 rainy days and 8 mm (0.3 inches) of precipitation per month. The driest months in Abu Dhabi are June, August and September. On average, 0 mm (0.0 inches) of precipitation falls during these months.

Monthly average precipitation and precipitation days in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Generated using Copernicus Climate Change Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to January 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average precipitation mm (inches) 11 (0.4) 6 (0.2) 8 (0.3) 3 (0.1) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (0.1) 3 (0.1) 2 (0.1)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Monthly sunshine hours in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates §

The sunniest months in Abu Dhabi are May, June and July, when the sun shines an average of 12 hours 3 minutes a day. Least sunny months in Abu Dhabi: January, February and November receive an average of 9 hours 17 minutes of sunshine daily.

Mean monthly sunshine duration, average sunshine hours per day and mean daily daylight hours in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Generated using Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to January 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Mean monthly sunshine hours 248 284 331 339 371 367 370 359 334 332 304 304
Mean daily daylight hours 10h 47m 11h 19m 12h 0m 12h 43m 13h 19m 13h 36m 13h 27m 12h 56m 12h 15m 11h 33m 10h 56m 10h 38m

Solar UV radiation in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates §

Abu Dhabi experiences the highest level of ultraviolet (UV) radiation in April, May and July, when the maximum UV index can reach values of 11 - 12, which corresponds to the Extreme category of sun exposure. January, November and December are in the High exposure category. In these months, the maximum values of the UV index do not exceed 7. For more detailed information, check out our hourly Abu Dhabi UV Index data.

Average daily maximum UV levels by month for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Generated using Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service information. Data for period from January 2022 to January 2023.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
UV Index (month maximum) 6 8 10 11 12 11 12 10 10 9 7 6

Detailed Monthly Weather Insights for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Discover in-depth weather details for every month in Abu Dhabi. Click through the links below for comprehensive overviews of temperature trends, precipitation levels, sunshine hours, and solar UV radiation specifics. Whether planning a visit or simply curious about Abu Dhabi's climate nuances, these monthly breakdowns provide the information you need for an informed understanding of what to expect throughout the year.