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DUBAI INTERNATIONAL

MONTHLY CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMARY

MAY 2008

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION


DUBAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
MONTHLY CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMARY

MAY 2008
Weather in General
May 2008 set a new record for the monthly mean temperature which was 33.5C, exceeding the
previous record by 0.5 C. The mean maximum temperature was almost 2C above normal but the
largest departure from the long-term mean was the average minimum temperature, which was a
whopping 3.5C higher than expected. Conversely, the humidity was exceptionally low ranging
between 10 and 15% below normal, helping to keep conditions comfortable.
Weather in detail
The first few days of May were very hazy with visibility consistently between 3-7 km. The lowest
maximum for the month occurred on the 1st when the temperature reached 34.5C. By the 4th the
worst of the dusty conditions had cleared and temperatures had increased. During the 5th, unstable
conditions developed over the region triggering thunderstorm clouds over the Gulf to the east of
Qatar. During the early morning of the 6th, the thunderstorm activity approached Dubai, unleashing
strong winds, gusting to 53 knots, along the coast. The impact of the squall on the Airport was
significantly less with winds only gusting to 32 knots with blowing sand briefly reducing visibility to
4000 metres. A few spots of rain were also experienced, but were not enough to wet the rain gauge.
Following the passage of the storm, the wind flow settled to a moderate northwesterly until the 8th
bringing cooler air to the Emirates. As the winds weakened on the 9th, temperatures began to rise
and peaked at 43.1C on the 10th, this being the highest maximum temperature recorded during the
month. Moderate southerly winds then persisted until the 12th maintaining the higher temperatures.
During May strong temperature gradients often develop as land temperatures increase rapidly but the
sea temperature remains relatively cool. This results in stronger than normal sea breezes and
occasional sea breeze fronts. A good example of this occurred on the 12th, when a sea breeze
averaging 20 knots and gusting to 33 knots hit Dubai Airport raising sand and reducing visibility to
1000 metres for a brief period.
During the 13th, a light to moderate northwesterly flow re-developed allowing temperatures to ease a
little. From the 13th until the 19th conditions remained pleasant and although temperatures remained
above normal, the humidity was low with relatively good visibility. During the morning of the 20th,
moderate southerly winds gave way to fresh northwesterly winds as a weak surface trough passed
through Dubai. The northwesterly winds then strengthened, and reached a peak on the 21st with
wave heights of up to10 feet reported offshore. This spell of cooler northwesterly winds brought
about a five-day period of below average temperatures. Apart from the 1st of the month these were
the only days when the maximum temperature failed to reach the long term average. Throughout the
shamal conditions were hazy with dust transported from the deserts of the northern Gulf. The lowest
minimum temperature for the month, 24.1C was recorded on the 23rd.
A fresh to strong southerly gradient developed during the morning of the 25th, causing extensive
areas of blowing sand, reducing the visibility to 1500 metres at the airport. Similar conditions
prevailed the following morning, although as winds were slightly weaker, the visibility only fell to
5km. Over the following days the southerly gradient decreased slowly and visibilities increased
significantly. Temperatures also increased markedly under the southerly regime with maximum
temperatures exceeding 40C from the 25th to the 30th.
D. Eulenstein

Chief meteorologist

June 7, 2016

DUBAI INTERNATIONAL

DAILY MEANS AND EXTREMES

Station No: 41194

DATE

Dry Bulb
Maximum

Lat: 25 deg 15 min N,

TEMPERATURES in Degrees Celsius


Dry Bulb Dry Bulb Dewpoint Wet Bulb
Minimum
Mean
Mean
Mean

Long: 55 deg 20 min E,

Height: 8 metres

PRESSURE
Wet Bulb
Maximum

MEAN SEA LEVEL

( hpa )

MAY 2008
TOTAL NUMBER OF OBSERVATION: 744

RELATIVE HUMIDITY
WIND SPEED
Percent
Knots
Mean Maximum Minimum Mean Maximum
Gust

1
2

34.5
35.6

26.5
26.5

30.9
30.9

15.6
16.5

20.9
21.2

23.5
23.6

1006.0
1005.0

41
42

59
59

21
23

07
07

15
18

21
23

3
4

38.2
38.1

25.9
27.2

31.7
33.1

14.1
11.1

20.3
19.4

22.0
21.5

1005.0
1006.0

35
28

52
50

16
09

07
06

15
10

18
24

41.8

28.2

34.3

10.0

19.4

22.8

1006.0

24

41

09

07

13

23

41.1

30.6

35.3

12.9

20.9

23.4

1003.0

28

49

13

08

19

32

37.1

27.7

32.3

15.7

21.3

22.2

1003.0

38

52

13

10

17

22

36.5

26.0

32.1

11.2

19.2

22.3

1005.0

29

53

13

08

17

22

42.3

27.1

34.8

04.0

17.3

20.7

1006.0

15

29

07

06

15

26

10
11

43.1
42.0

29.2
28.4

35.8
33.6

09.9
14.0

19.8
21.0

22.1
25.1

1005.0
1006.0

22
34

49
64

08
09

07
08

17
16

28
36

12
13

42.8
41.3

28.9
29.2

35.6
34.9

06.4
13.8

18.6
21.2

25.1
23.1

1005.0
1006.0

18
30

47
54

06
09

07
07

20
13

33
17

14
15

40.4
40.5

27.9
28.8

34.6
34.8

12.6
13.8

20.8
21.3

22.9
24.9

1006.0
1005.0

30
30

55
50

08
11

09
07

16
12

23
23

16
17

39.8
39.7

29.8
27.3

34.4
32.9

15.1
16.6

21.6
22.1

23.6
24.9

1006.0
1005.0

32
41

52
69

17
11

06
08

15
14

18
18

18
19

39.8
37.8

26.7
28.0

33.2
32.9

18.7
18.5

23.1
22.9

24.6
24.4

1002.0
1002.0

43
43

68
54

19
27

09
10

17
18

22
24

20
21

36.5
36.5

28.0
25.9

32.1
31.1

19.6
17.9

23.3
22.1

26.0
24.7

1002.0
1001.0

47
46

57
60

31
19

11
13

17
18

24
27

22
23

35.1
37.4

25.4
24.1

29.5
30.3

20.1
18.8

22.9
22.4

25.7
24.9

1001.0
1002.0

58
52

75
76

32
19

11
07

16
14

21
26

24
25

36.9
41.8

26.3
28.3

31.6
34.0

20.2
13.1

23.6
20.8

26.5
26.3

1002.0
1002.0

52
31

82
82

24
09

06
09

14
18

23
25

26
27

41.4
40.7

29.8
31.0

34.6
35.2

15.0
15.0

21.6
21.7

25.6
23.0

1004.0
1006.0

31
30

55
40

15
17

10
10

19
18

25
25

28
29

42.3
42.1

30.7
29.9

34.6
35.6

17.7
12.9

23.0
20.9

27.0
23.5

1004.0
1002.0

37
27

54
43

14
09

09
07

19
14

25
24

30
31

42.5
39.9

30.5
29.8

35.5
34.9

15.8
14.7

22.3
21.6

25.6
24.1

1003.0
1003.0

32
31

56
52

11
14

07
07

15
15

22
18

Mean

39.5

28.1

33.5

14.6

21.2

24.1

1004.0

35

56

15

16

24

Ext Max
Ext Min

43.1
34.5

31.0
24.1

35.8
29.5

20.2
4.0

23.6
17.3

27.0
20.7

1006.0
1001.0

58
15

82
29

32
6

13
6

20
10

36
17

DUBAI INTERNATIONAL
Station No: 41194

Lat: 25 deg 15 min N, Long: 55 deg 20 min E, Height: 8 metres

SUNSHINE
In
Hours

RADIATION
In
mWh/sq.cm

CLOUDS
In
Oktas

VAPOUR
PRESSURE
hpa

DATE

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

10.9
10.7
10.9
11.0
11.2
9.8
11.3
11.2
11.1
11.3
11.2
11.4
11.4
11.3
11.5
11.3
11.6
11.4
11.5
11.5
11.6
11.6
11.7
11.6
9.1
11.6
11.6
11.6
11.6
11.6
11.6

599.9
642.2
632.2
662.8
670.6
587.8
706.5
712.1
673.3
663.3
715.7
702.4
699.6
726.2
705.1
692.5
739.1
735.4
749.4
741.9
778.5
750.3
776.1
744.4
629.0
731.2
739.7
734.0
747.5
738.8
736.9

1.5
1.2
0.2
0.3
1.9
3.9
0.8
0.0
0.3
1.5
1.1
1.5
0.0
0.1
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.7
0.2
0.0
0.1
0.1
0.5
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0

18.6
19.2
16.5
13.7
12.9
15.6
18.4
13.9
8.5
12.8
17.0
10.5
16.4
16.3
16.6
17.6
19.9
22.0
21.8
23.5
21.2
24.4
22.4
24.5
16.4
17.8
17.4
21.2
15.4
18.7
17.5

Mean
Ext Max
Ext Min
Total

11.2
11.7
9.1
348.7

705.3
778.5
587.8

0.5
3.9
0.0

17.7
24.5
8.5

DATE

MAY 2008

DAILY MEANS AND EXTREMES

TOTAL NUMBER OF OBSERVATION: 744

W EAT H E R DAYS
Duration In Hours
Haze
Sandstorm Thunderstorm

(mm)
Rain

Fog

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

0
0
0
0
0
TRACE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

24
24
11
4
8
6
9
16
4
11
5
11
3
0
2
1
2
0
14
16
7
20
11
14
14
21
6
5
0
4
2

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Days
Hours
24Hrs Max
Total

0
0
0

28
275
24

0
0
0

0
0
0

0
0
0

TRACE
TRACE

Hail

DUBAI INTERNATIONAL

LONG TERM MEANS

Station No: 41194

Mean
YEARS

Daily

Lat: 25 deg 15 min N,

TEMPERATURES
RELATIVE
DRY BULB
WET BULB
HUMIDITY
( C )
( C )
(%)
Mean Mean Ext. Ext. Mean Ext.
Mean Mean
Daily
Daily
Min Daily Max
Daily Daily
Min Max

MAY

Long: 55 deg 20 min E,

SUNSHINE

RAINFALL

PRESSURE
MEAN SEA LEVEL

( hrs )
( mm )
Total Mean
24
Daily Total Hrs
Hours
Max
Hours

( mbs )

Height: 8 metres

VAPOUR
PRESSURE
( hpa )

NUMBER OF DAYS WITH: -

Fog Haze

Thunder Sand
storm
Hail
storm

1990

30.4

37.1

24.2

43.5

21.3

25.6

28.1

77

28

363.3

11.7

0.0

0.0

1003.3

22.0

21

1991

27.7

33.0

22.2

39.2

19.2

23.6

26.5

79

37

322.7

10.4

0.0

0.0

1006.4

20.6

22

1992

31.3

38.2

24.9

43.0

21.1

23.9

26.8

64

20

344.6

11.1

Tr

Tr

1007.0

17.4

18

1993

30.1

36.7

23.8

42.0

19.5

24.7

28.6

75

29

356.8

11.5

0.0

0.0

1006.2

21.3

17

1994

30.7

37.2

24.8

43.1

21.2

25.6

28.4

76

31

351.9

11.4

0.3

0.3

1006.6

23.1

12

1995

30.1

36.6

23.5

42.3

18.8

24.7

27.8

73

26

372.8

12.0

0.0

0.0

1006.8

20.3

12

1996

31.4

38.3

24.8

42.8

20.4

25.3

29.3

70

22

362.7

11.7

0.0

0.0

1006.6

20.3

16

1997

29.3

35.9

22.9

40.6

19.6

24.4

28.6

79

26

368.8

11.9

0.0

0.0

1007.8

20.6

12

1998

31.8

39.4

24.9

45.2

19.3

24.9

27.8

67

24

364.7

11.8

0.0

0.0

1006.4

19.8

18

1999

31.2

38.2

24.7

45.0

21.9

25.7

28.3

78

27

369.1

11.9

0.0

0.0

1003.4

22.6

22

2000

30.3

36.6

24.1

40.3

20.4

23.2

27.1

75

33

371.5

12.0

0.0

0.0

1003.3

23.1

24

2001

32.2

39.4

25.4

44.4

22.5

25.7

29.4

70

21

361.6

11.7

0.0

0.0

1002.7

20.9

26

2002

32.6

40.2

25.9

45.1

23.0

26.0

28.6

70

16

344.1

11.1

1.1

1.1

1004.1

20.5

23

2003

31.6

37.8

25.6

43.4

20.9

24.7

27.7

68

20

346.9

11.2

0.0

0.0

1006.3

19.3

27

2004

31.8

38.8

25.2

44.0

22.0

23.2

26.8

71

15

347.9

11.2

0.0

0.0

1004.3

18.3

26

2005

31.5

37.9

25.9

43.0

20.9

24.1

29.1

64

17

345.1

11.1

Tr

Tr

1006.4

18.5

21

2006

31.6

38.1

25.9

42.5

23.7

24.9

28.3

72

20

348.9

11.3

0.0

0.0

1004.5

21.6

28

2007

33.0

39.4

27.6

43.6

24.4

25.6

28.9

67

17

348.1

11.2

0.0

0.0

1005.3

21.2

28

2008

33.5

39.5

28.1

43.1

24.1

24.1

27.0

56

15

348.7

11.2

Tr

Tr

1004.0

17.7

28

Long Term Mean


2008 Departure

30.6
2.9

37.6
1.9

24.6
3.5

47.0
-3.9

15.7
8.4

24.9
-0.8

29.4
-2.4

71.9
-15.9

24.7
-9.7

350.1
-1.4

11.3
-0.1

0.4
-0.4

10.9
-10.9

1005.5
-1.5

20.7
-3.0

1.4
-1.4

18.2
9.8

0.1
-0.1

0.1
-0.1

0.0
0.0

DUBAI INTERNATIONAL
Station No: 41194

MONTH: MAY 2008


Lat: 25 deg 15 min N,

Long: 55 deg 20 min E,

Height: 8 metres

Total Number of Observation: 1488

FREQUENCIES ( PER CENT ) OF OCCURRENCE OF RUNWAY VISUAL RANGE AND/OR HEIGHT OF THE BASE OF THE LOWEST CLOUD
LAYER (IN METRES), OF BKN OR OVC EXTENT BELOW SPECIFIED VALUES AT SPECIFIED TIME.

TIME

--

RVR
< 350
< 30
(100FT)

< 550
< 60
(200FT)

< 1500
< 90
(300FT)

< 800
< 60
(200FT)

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

12.9

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

16.1

0100

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

16.1

0130

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

16.1

0200

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

19.4

0230

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

29.0

0300

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

29.0

0330

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

29.0

0400

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

29.0

0430

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

32.3

0500

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.2

35.5

0530

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.2

35.5

0600

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.2

32.3

0630

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.2

29.0

0700

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.2

32.3

0730

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.2

25.8

0800

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.2

0.0

3.2

3.2

29.0

0830

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

25.8

0900

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

25.8

0930

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

25.8

1000

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

25.8

1030

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

29.0

1100

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

29.0

1130

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

25.8

1200

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

25.8

1230

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

16.1

1300
1330

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

16.1
12.9

1400
1430

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

9.7
12.9

1500
1530

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

9.7
9.7

1600
1630

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

9.7
9.7

1700

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

9.7

1730
1800

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

9.7
9.7

1830
1900

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

9.7
9.7

1930
2000

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

9.7
9.7

2030
2100

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

6.5
6.5

2130
2200

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

6.5
6.5

2230
2300

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

0.0
0.0

6.5
6.5

2330

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

9.7

MEAN

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.1

0.0

0.1

0.5

< 50

< 200

-0000
0030

( UTC )

CLOUD
< 1500
< 3000
< 150
< 300
(500FT) (1000FT)

<8000
< 600
(2000FT)

18.6
Model A

DUBAI INTERNATIONAL

MONTH: MAY 2008

Station No: 41194

Lat: 25 deg 15 min N, Long: 55 deg 20 min E, Height: 8 metres

TOTAL NUMBER OF OBSERVATION: 744

FREQUENCIES ( PER CENT ) OF VISIBILITY BELOW SPECIFIED VALUES ( IN METRES ) AT SPECIFIED TIMES.

VISIBILITY
< 800
< 1500

TIME
( UTC )

< 200

< 400

< 600

0000

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0100

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0200

0.0

0.0

0.0

0300

0.0

0.0

0400

0.0

0500
0600

< 3000

< 5000

< 8000

0.0

0.0

0.0

22.6

0.0

0.0

0.0

22.6

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.2

45.2

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.2

6.5

64.5

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.2

3.2

64.5

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

6.5

6.5

64.5

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.2

6.5

6.5

58.1

0700

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.2

16.1

51.6

0800

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.2

6.5

9.7

51.6

0900

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

6.5

48.4

1000

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.2

3.2

54.8

1100

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.2

3.2

45.2

1200

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.2

3.2

35.5

1300

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.2

3.2

35.5

1400

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.2

3.2

29.0

1500

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.2

3.2

22.6

1600

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.2

12.9

1700

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.2

22.6

1800

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.2

22.6

1900

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

22.6

2000

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

25.8

2100

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.2

22.6

2200

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.2

25.8

2300

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

16.1

MEAN

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.3

2.0

3.9

37.0
Model B

DUBAI INTERNATIONAL

MONTH: MAY 2008

Station No: 41194

Lat: 25 deg 15 min N, Long: 55 deg 20 min E, Height: 8 metres

TOTAL NUMBER OF OBSERVATION: 744

FREQUENCIES ( PER CENT ) OF THE HEIGHT OF THE BASE ( IN METRES ) OF THE LOWEST CLOUD LAYER OF BKN
OR OVC EXTENT BELOW SPECIFIED VALUES AT SPECIFIED TIMES.

Hs (Metres)
< 90
< 150

TIME
( UTC )

< 30

< 60

0000

0.0

0.0

0.0

0100

0.0

0.0

0.0

0200

0.0

0.0

0300

0.0

0.0

0400

0.0

0500

< 300

< 450

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0600

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0700

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0800

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0900

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

1000

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

1100

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

1200

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

1300

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

1400

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

1500

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

1600

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

1700

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

1800

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

1900

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

2000

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

2100

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

2200

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

2300

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

MEAN

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0
Model C

DUBAI INTERNATIONAL

MONTH: MAY 2008

Station No: 41194

Lat: 25 deg 15 min N, Long: 55 deg 20 min E, Height: 8 metres

TOTAL NUMBER OF OBSERVATION: 744

FREQUENCIES OF OCCURRENCE OF CONCURRENT WIND DIRECTION ( IN 30 DEGREES SECTORS ) AND SPEED WITHIN SPECIFIED RANGES;

WIND
DIRECTION

1 -- 5

6 -- 10

11 -- 15

16 -- 20

21 -- 25

WIND SPEED
26 -- 30
31 -- 35

36 -- 40

41 -- 45

46 -- 50

> 50

CALM

TOTAL
0.1

35 - 36 - 01

1.6

1.2

0.1

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.0

02 - 03 - 04

1.5

0.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.7

05 - 06 - 07

0.9

0.4

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

1.3

08 - 09 - 10

2.7

3.6

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

6.3

11 - 12 - 13

2.8

1.5

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

4.3

14 - 15 - 16

3.9

1.5

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

5.4

17 - 18 - 19

5.2

9.0

3.2

0.5

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

18.0

20 - 21 - 22

7.0

5.9

0.9

0.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

14.1

23 - 24 - 25

1.7

4.2

5.8

0.1

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

11.8

26 - 27 - 28

0.9

4.8

6.7

1.6

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

14.1

29 - 30 - 31

0.9

6.2

5.4

1.2

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

13.7

32 - 33 - 34

2.2

2.2

1.5

0.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

6.0

TOTAL

31.5

40.7

23.7

4.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

100.0
Model D

AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES


DUBAI INTERNATIONAL
MONTHLY WIND ROSE
MAY 2008

DUBAI INTERNATIONAL

MONTH: MAY 2008

Station No: 41194

Lat: 25 deg 15 min N, Long: 55 deg 20 min E, Height: 8 metres

TOTAL NUMBER OF OBSERVATION: 744

FREQUENCIES ( PER CENT ) OF SURFACE TEMPERATURE ( SCREEN ) IN SPECIFIED RANGES OF 5C AT SPECIFIED TIMES.

TIME
( UTC )

0 -- 5

5 -- 10

10 -- 15

15 -- 20

TEMPERATURE
20 -- 25
25 -- 30

0000

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0100

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.2

0200

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0300

0.0

0.0

0.0

0400

0.0

0.0

0500

0.0

0.0

0600

0.0

0700

30 -- 35

35 -- 40

40 -- 45

45 ---

51.6

48.4

0.0

0.0

0.0

61.3

35.5

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.2

67.7

29.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

58.1

41.9

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

22.6

77.4

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.2

61.3

35.5

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

29.0

71.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

25.8

58.1

16.1

0.0

0800

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

19.4

48.4

32.3

0.0

0900

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

16.1

51.6

32.3

0.0

1000

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

16.1

58.1

25.8

0.0

1100

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

19.4

67.7

12.9

0.0

1200

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

25.8

67.7

6.5

0.0

1300

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

32.3

64.5

3.2

0.0

1400

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

45.2

54.8

0.0

0.0

1500

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.2

67.7

29.0

0.0

0.0

1600

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.2

80.6

16.1

0.0

0.0

1700

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.2

87.1

9.7

0.0

0.0

1800

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

3.2

93.5

3.2

0.0

0.0

1900

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

9.7

87.1

3.2

0.0

0.0

2000

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

12.9

87.1

0.0

0.0

0.0

2100

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

25.8

74.2

0.0

0.0

0.0

2200

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

35.5

64.5

0.0

0.0

0.0

2300

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

48.4

51.6

0.0

0.0

0.0

MEAN

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.3

17.1

50.7

26.6

5.4

0.0
Model E

NOTE 1:

The range 5 -- 10 comprises the values 5.0 to 9.9 inclusive.

TEMPERATURE DEGREE ( C )

DUBAI INTERNATIONAL
MAX/MIN TEMPERATURE
MAY 2008
DAILY MAX

DAILY MIN

34 Yr MEAN MAX

34 Yr MEAN MIN

45.0

40.0

35.0

30.0

25.0

20.0
1

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

DAYS OF THE MONTH

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

DUBAI INTERNATIONAL
MAX/MIN RELATIVE HUMIDITY
MAY 2008
Daily Mean

Daily Maximum

Daily Minimum

100

90

HUM IDITY (%)

80

70

60

50

40

30

20

10

0
1

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

DAYS OF THE M ONTH

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

TEMPERATURE DEGREE ( C )

DUBAI INTERNATIONAL
JEBEL ALI SEA TEMPERATURE
MAY 2008

31.0

30.0

29.0

28.0

27.0

Temperatures recorded Daily at 0300UTC


(0700LT)
26.0

25.0
1

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

DAYS OF THE MONTH

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

Dubai International
Daily Max, Min and 34 Yr Mean Max, 34 Yr Mean Min Temperature

Date
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

MAX
34.5
35.6
38.2
38.1
41.8
41.1
37.1
36.5
42.3
43.1
42.0
42.8
41.3
40.4
40.5
39.8
39.7
39.8
37.8
36.5
36.5
35.1
37.4
36.9
41.8
41.4
40.7
42.3
42.1
42.5
39.9

MIN
26.5
26.5
25.9
27.2
28.2
30.6
27.7
26.0
27.1
29.2
28.4
28.9
29.2
27.9
28.8
29.8
27.3
26.7
28.0
28.0
25.9
25.4
24.1
26.3
28.3
29.8
31.0
30.7
29.9
30.5
29.8

34 Yr MEAN
MAX
35.1
35.3
36.0
36.6
36.8
36.0
35.4
35.5
36.7
37.1
37.4
37.4
37.5
36.9
36.7
37.5
37.0
37.2
37.1
38.0
38.7
37.9
38.5
38.5
38.6
38.3
38.8
39.2
39.2
38.9
39.0

34 Yr MEAN
MIN
21.8
22.5
23.0
23.2
23.4
23.4
22.9
23.1
23.5
24.0
24.4
24.4
24.5
24.3
23.6
23.7
24.2
24.2
24.1
24.3
25.0
25.0
25.0
25.2
25.2
25.2
25.1
25.0
26.0
25.5
25.4

Daily Mean, Max and Min Relative Humidity

Date
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

Sea Temp.
27.0
27.0
26.0
26.0
27.0
26.0
28.0
28.0
28.0
29.0
28.0
28.0
28.0
29.0
29.0
28.0
28.0
30.0
30.0
30.0
30.0
30.0
30.0
28.0
28.0
28.0
29.0
29.0
30.0
30.0
30.0

MEAN
41
42
35
28
24
28
38
29
15
22
34
18
30
30
30
32
41
43
43
47
46
58
52
52
31
31
30
37
27
32
31

MAX
59
59
52
50
41
49
52
53
29
49
64
47
54
55
50
52
69
68
54
57
60
75
76
82
82
55
40
54
43
56
52

MIN
21
23
16
9
9
13
13
13
7
8
9
6
9
8
11
17
11
19
27
31
19
32
19
24
9
15
17
14
9
11
14

Notes:
Climatological measurements at Dubai International use Vaisala MIDAS IV
instrumentation.

Observations:
Observations are taken hourly for climatological purposes.
The means of Dry Bulb, Dew Point, Relative Humidity, Wind Speed, Pressure, Vapour Pressure
and Cloud are means of the hourly observations.
The Extreme Dry Bulb temperatures are based on Maximum and Minimum recordings.
Extreme Wet Bulb, Relative Humidity and Vapour Pressure are based on hourly values.
Maximum daily (or monthly) wind values are the highest 10 minute mean wind speed values during
the day (or month).
Maximum daily (or monthly) Gusts are the highest absolute 2 minute maximum values during the day
(or month)

Definitions
Weather Days
Fog
Haze

Days on which a particular phenomena occurred at least once at any time during the day.
Visibility reduced to less than 1000 m at eye level due to suspension of water droplets.
Atmospheric obscurity due to solid particles or water droplets (visibility 1000- 8000m).
For statistical purposes note that observations of mist are included in this definition.

Sandstorm

Visibility reduced to less than 1000 m at eye level due to dust or sand raised locally by
the wind.

Thunderstorm

Thunder heard with or without precipitation.

Conversion Factors:
Wind speeds:
Knots (kts) to Miles per hour (mph)
Knots (kts) to Kilometres per hour (kph)
Knots (kts) to Metres per second (m/s)
Pressure:
Millibars (mb) or Hectopascals (hPa) to Inches (In)
Millibars (mb) or Hectopascals (hPa) to Millimetres (mm)
Temperature:
Celsius to Fahrenheit
Fahrenheit to Celsius

(C x 9/5) + 32 = F
(F 32) x 5/9 = C

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1.151

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1.852

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0.514

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0.0295

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0.7493