The Rise and Fall of Dubai's Climate by arohib

What's one of the first things you think of when you think of moving or visiting a new place? If you said climate or weather, you're right! According to the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS, 2020), most people look at weather and/or climate before making a decision to move or visit, primarily because of the effect it has on one's mood. Given the importance of climate, it only made sense to look at Dubai's climate and visualize data over five years to see underlying patterns.

An analysis of minimum and maximum temperature, rainfall quantity and relative humidity - a dataset consisting of 236 data points, across five years from 2013 to 2017 and twelve months, reveals an interesting story. For one, of the five years, we saw the lowest minimum temperature, highest maximum temperature and highest relative humidity all recorded in 2017.

Interestingly, the visualization of data also was able to show a steady rise in the relative humidity over the years. While in 2013 and 2014, relative humidity was between 1 to 15 percent, as the years went by i.e. 2015 to 2017, we can see a rise in humidity reaching the 36 to 55 percent range.

The data visualization also shows that in recent years, it is getting hotter a lot sooner and staying hotter a lot longer. For example, in 2014, temperatures started reaching 46 to 55 degrees celsius in May and cooling down by October, however in 2017, temperatures reached 46 to 55 degrees celsius in April and only cooled down by November.