Rafā‘ weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Rafā‘

The best time to visit in Rafā‘ in United Arab Emirates is from January until December, when you will have a pleasant till hot temperature and none till limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Rafā‘ is 36°C in June and the lowest is 23°C in January.

Rafā‘ has the desert climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Rafā‘ or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Rafā‘ by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 23 24 26 30 35 36 36 35 34 32 28 24
Precipitation (mm) 4 8 14 7 0 0 0 2 0 19 7 4

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14 day weather forecast Rafā‘

The weather for in Rafā‘ will be 26° till 22° degrees in the next 14 days and it stays dry every day.

Weather forecast this week

Monday 6 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
18°
27° 0 mm 0% 3 m/s 1
Tuesday 7 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
17°
27° 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1
Wednesday 8 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
17°
27° 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1
Thursday 9 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
17°
27° 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1
Friday 10 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
17°
27° 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1
Saturday 11 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
17°
27° 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1
Sunday 12 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
17°
27° 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1

Weather forecast next week

Monday 13 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
17°
27° 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1
Tuesday 14 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
17°
27° 0 mm 0% 3 m/s 1
Wednesday 15 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
15°
27° 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 1
Thursday 16 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
21°
18°
27° 0 mm 0% 2 m/s 2
Friday 17 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
18°
27° 0 mm 0% 1 m/s 1
Saturday 18 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
21°
18°
27° 0 mm 0% 3 m/s 2
Sunday 19 Dec Water Precip Chance Wind UV
22°
18°
27° 0 mm 0% 3 m/s 2

Climate Rafā‘

Rafā‘ has the desert climate prevailing. The daytime temperature is warm to hot, while it can also be cold at night. You won't have rain here anytime soon. The average annual temperature for Rafā‘ is 30° degrees and there is about 65 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 335 days a year with an average humidity of 57% and an UV-index of 7.

Climate table of Rafā‘

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 23 24 26 30 35 36 36 35 34 32 28 24
Night temp. (°C) 19 20 22 26 30 31 32 31 30 28 24 21
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 4 8 14 7 0 0 0 2 0 19 7 4
Days with rain 3 3 4 5 1 - 1 - 1 2 3 3
Dry days 28 25 27 25 30 30 30 31 29 29 27 28
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 7 10 10 12 12 12 12 12 11 8 7 7
Wind force (Bft) 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2
UV-index 6 6 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 6 6

Rafā‘ weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Rafā‘? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Rafā‘?

Rafā‘ is located in United Arab Emirates. It lies in a straight line at 7,712 km from Cape Town.

The coordinates of Rafā‘ are:

  • Latitude: 25.347006
  • Longitude: 56.350141

The GPS coordinates are 25° 20' N, 56° 21' E

How long is the flight to Rafā‘?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Rafā‘ is approximately 10 h. 40 min.

What are the nearest airports to Rafā‘?

These are the airports closests to Rafā‘:

  • Sharjah International Airport (84 km) – Sharjah
  • Khasab Air Base (92 km) – Khaşab
  • Dubai International Airport (100 km) – Dubai

How big is Rafā‘?

The area of Rafā‘ is around 611 km².

What is the currency of Rafā‘?

In Rafā‘ the United Arab Emirates dirham (AED) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 6 December 2021

  • 1 United Arab Emirates dirham = 0.24 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 4.20 United Arab Emirates dirham
  • 10 United Arab Emirates dirham = 2.38 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 42.00 United Arab Emirates dirham
  • 100 United Arab Emirates dirham = 23.82 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 420.04 United Arab Emirates dirham

What is the area code of Rafā‘?

The area code to call Rafā‘ is +971.