Impressive Rainfall Records Set in Dubai: Is the Weather Turning in its Favor?

Is the weather always good in Dubai?

Dubai’s weather is warm all year round with two distinct summer and winter seasons. The lowest average temperatures are around 20⁰C in January, while the summer months (between June and August) have averages of around 30⁰C.

Impressive Rainfall Records Set in Dubai: Is the Weather Turning in its Favor?

With the start of 2020, Dubai experienced unusually high rainfall, breaking previous records. The wettest January in more than a decade was recorded in Dubai, with an average of 14mm (0.55in) falling on January 9th alone. This followed an impressive streak of wind and rain which continued into February.

As weather conditions across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) fluctuate from year to year, many people wonder: Is the weather in Dubai finally turning in its favor?

Record Rainfall in Dubai

The recent wet weather in Dubai resulted in record-breaking rainfall. According to the National Center of Meteorology (NCM), on January 9th, 2020, an impressive 14mm of rainfall was recorded in the Dubai airports area – the most rainfall experienced in a single day in ten years. That’s more than double the amount of rainfall recorded on the same day the previous year.

The wet weather conditions continued throughout February, with an average of 2.5mm precipitation recorded every day. This is an impressive accumulation, considering the average monthly rainfall expected in Dubai is less than 1mm.

Reasons Behind the Rainfall

So what were the reasons behind the rainfall?

The NCM explains that the unusually wet weather was the result of a low pressure system interacting with the moisture above the eastern Arabian Peninsula. This low pressure system has been credited with a number of deaths, flash flooding, and other climatic events across the UAE, causing disruptions to transport, businesses, and daily lives.

However, the recent rainfall has been welcomed by some, as it brought much-needed respite to the arid region.

Impact of the Rainfall

The rain has had a significant effect on the weather in Dubai, providing locals with much-needed relief from the heat. For example, temperatures across the city were noticeably cooler in February than in January, with the maximum temperature recorded at the city’s airport at 30.8C (87.4F).

Outlook for 2020

At the moment, it’s difficult to predict how much rainfall Dubai will receive in 2020. Some suggest that the wet weather might return in the coming months. If true, this will be much welcomed by the city’s residents, who have experienced an extended period of dry weather in the past few years.


The most recent spell of wet weather in Dubai was record-breaking, with an impressive 14mm of rainfall experienced in the city’s airports area on January 9th. Although the cause of this weather is still up for debate, it does appear that the weather in Dubai is improving. Locals will be hoping for more rainfall throughout the year, which could provide respite from the extreme conditions.

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