What to expect when visiting Dubai in September
Dubai’s average day time high temperature in September is 39.2°C (102.5°F).
September in Dubai can really take visitors by surprise as the stifling heat of August continues well into September. Historically, highs have been as much as 45.1°C (113.2°F) with overnight lows of 28°C (82.4°F). The average for the month is 33°C (91.4°F).
Days are long and clear but humidity is higher in September than July and August and the “feels like” temperature is usually much hotter than the air temperature.
Dubai Sea Temperature in September
In September you should expect sea temperatures on average of 32.6°C (90.7°F). The maximum sea temperatures are pretty similar to August at 33.7°C (91.8°F) and only drop to 31.5°C (89.6°F) by the end of the month.
You’re still not past the peak heat of summer yet and will find little reprieve from the daytime heat dipping in the ocean in September – hang in there, October is just around the corner!
Other weather patterns that are common in Dubai in September
The humidity is the main thing to watch out for in September. Days are clear from rain but a haze can linger over the city at this time of year and it’s really quite unpleasant at times to be outside without that clammy feel.
What should I pack for September in Dubai?
In September you still need to pack for the extreme heat and sweat. Light cottons are your friend and sunhats and sunglasses essential, along with an antiperspirant!
You may still want to pack something with long sleeves if you will be going into shopping malls and indoor spaces that are heavily airconditioned.
If you are heading to the desert closed-toed shoes may be preferred to sandals or flip flops to avoid scorching sand between your toes!
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Information sourced from the National Centre of Meteorology climate report 2003-2018 for Dubai International Airport.