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Oasis, Oman. Author Hendrik Dacquin. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution
Oasis, Oman. Author Hendrik Dacquin

Oman climate: when to go to Oman

The Oman has an arid and warm climate, along the coast is strong is the humidity of summer, which creates a strong feeling of unease. The interior of the country is very dry and arid, the climate is desert with great temperature difference between day and night temperatures during the summer can exceed 50 ° C.

In the capital Muscat, the climate is arid, the average maximum temperatures vary between 40 ° C in June and 25 ° C in January, the average minimum temperatures vary between 30 ° C in June and 17 ° C in January, the average annual rainfall is around 90 mm.

Among the wettest areas of Oman are the northern Hajar mountains where they are receiving an annual average of 460 mm of rain.

But the wettest part of the country is the southern region of Dhofar where along the southern slopes of the mountains fall over 750 mm of rain annually. In this area along the coast the climate is milder, here you have the monsoon rains (khareef) between June and September, which provide 150 mm of precipitation per year.

Fort Al-Jalali, Muscat, Oman. Author Andries Oudshoorn. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Fort Al-Jalali, Muscat, Oman. Author Andries Oudshoorn

WHEN TO GO TO OMAN

The best time to travel to Oman are the winter months, more cool and mild, between November and March. The months between May and August are very hot and oppressive.

OMAN CLIMATIC TABLES

MASCATE / MUSCAT (15 metres)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 17,3 25,5 12,8
February 17,6 26,1 24,5
March 20,7 29,8 15,9
April 24,7 34,7 17,1
May 29,1 39,5 7,0
June 30,6 40,4 0,9
July 30,4 38,6 0,2
August 28,4 36,2 0,8
September 27,5 36,3 0
October 24,9 35,0 1,0
November 20,9 30,5 6,8
December 18,9 27,1 13,3
YEAR 24,2 33,3 100,3

SALALAH (10 metres)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 17,9 27,5 2,2
February 19,2 27,9 7,0
March 21,0 29,9 6,3
April 23,4 31,7 19,8
May 25,6 32,4 17,1
June 26,5 31,8 10,6
July 24,2 28,4 24,6
August 23,1 27,3 24,5
September 23,4 29,0 4,1
October 21,6 30,5 4,1
November 20,4 30,8 9,6
December 18,8 28,7 1,1
YEAR 22,1 29,6 131
SUR
Month Sea Water Temperature °C
January 24
February 24
March 25
April 27
May 29
June 29
July 27
August 26
September 27
October 28
November 27
December 25

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