This year, Holy Month falls in the spring, so rainstorms are possible during the Holy Month.
An Astronomy expert predicts moderate spring temperatures and 14-hour fasting during Ramadan for UAE residents.
Emirates Astronomy Society Chairman Ibrahim Al Jarwan spoke to Arabic Daily Emarat Al Youm. After sunset on Tuesday, March 21, the new crescent for Ramadan will rise at 21:23 pm, and set after 50 minutes the following day at 10 degrees above the western horizon.
According to him, Ramadan will likely begin on Thursday, March 23, 2023, and Eid Al Fitr will begin on Friday, April 21 in the Hijri Year 1444. It will appear at 8:13 am on Thursday, April 20 and will be 4 degrees above the western horizon at sunset, making it the first day of Shawwal the next day.
He told the paper that the fasting hours will begin at dawn and end at dusk on the 14th of the Holy Month.
Observationally, spring begins on March 21, so this will be a spring Ramadan, whereas next year Ramadan will be at the end of the winter season. At the beginning of Ramadan 2023, temperatures will be 17 to 35 degrees, while towards the end of the month, they will be 17 to 36 degrees. There might also be heavy thunder rains during Ramadan due to “Al Sarayat” spring weather disturbances.
A monthly mean temperature of 17 to 27.9 degrees is reported by the World Meteorological Organization and a monthly mean rainfall of 22.4mm with an average of 3.8 rainy days is reported by the World Meteorological Organization. It might be possible this year to have al fresco iftars during Ramadan’s first half. In the Islamic lunar calendar, Ramadan stays in the same average date for nearly 32 years.
Fajr (sunrise) to Maghreb (sunset) is the time when Muslims fast. Suhoor, eaten before dawn, and Iftar, eaten after sunset, are the main meals. Islam’s fifth pillar is fasting, an obligation for all Muslims who can observe it. Ramadan is not only about fasting during the day, but also about discipline, reflection, and creating positive spiritual habits.
It is forbidden to eat and drink in public during Ramadan.
While Ramadan is a month of fasting, in addition to reading the Quran and praying, many Muslims spend their time reading the Quran during this month. Ten days before the new month are considered the most important days for religious practices.
The start and end of Ramadan are decided by a moon-sighting committee. School days and working hours are reduced during the holy month.