The UAE lies in the arid sub-tropical zone. Its climate is characterized by high temperature and humidity in summer and a moderate winter with irregular rainfall. The annual average rainfall rarely exceeds 13 centimeters.
Annual temperatures range from a low of 10 C to a high 48 C. The mean daily maximum is 24 C in January rising to 41 C in July. During the warm season, daytime temperatures vary between 30 C and 48 C.