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Khaymah, Pleasant weather, Sandstorms, shamal, powerful wind

Weather can be extreme during the summer months (May to October), with interior temperatures reaching 49C (120F) and coastal temperatures slightly lower but combined with high humidity. Pleasant weather prevails during the rest of the year, with temperatures between 20 and 35C (68 and 95 F). Annual rainfall varies from an average of 43 mm (1.7 in) in Abu Dhabi to 130 mm (5.1 in) in Ras al Khaymah, but with great variations from year to year. Sandstorms occur frequently and are associated with both the shamal, a powerful wind from the north or west, and the hot khamsin, coming from the south in summer.



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Khaymah, Pleasant weather, Sandstorms, shamal, powerful wind, Annual rainfall, high humidity, Abu Dhabi, summer months, average, rest, south, year

 
 

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