The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be played in winter due to the (too) high temperature. But how hot is it in Qatar/Doha? In the summer, it can easily reach 40/41 degrees Celsius in Qatar. These are unbelievably warm temperatures, making it really necessary to move to winter to organize such a big football tournament. The main reason for moving the tournament is for the benefit of the football game, the players and the protection of the many visitors of Qatar during this period. In November/December, when the World Cup is being organized, it is a lot more bearable to play football. Take into account approximately minimum temperatures of 15/20 degrees and maximum temperatures of 25/30 degrees.
High Temperatures in Qatar
The climate that prevails in Qatar is called the desert climate, also called climate type BW. One of the desert climate characteristics is that there can be significant differences between the temperature during the day and the temperature during the night. In addition, the drought is characteristic of the desert climate, with less than 250 mm of rain per year. Less than 12% of the world’s surface has a desert climate.
The high temperature combined with the high temperatures in Qatar makes it very stuffy Qatar, especially during the summers.