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The best time to visit Oman

The best time to visit Oman is typically during the British winter, between October and April. This is the ideal time climate-wise as the temperatures range between 24C and 35C, January and February being the coolest months. In summer, even coastal temperatures can frequently hit 40C.

The exception to this rule is Salalah. Here, the Khareef, or monsoon season, occurs from June through to September. Temperatures are cooler and, although it may be wet, the whole region is transformed into a lush, green paradise. There is also the colourful Khareef Festival in June/July: a lively programme of music, dance, films and festivities.

The other event to take note of is Ramadan, the holy month of fasting for all Muslims. The timings of when Ramadan begins and ends depends on the phases of the moon, so be sure to enquire for your dates. Muslims abstain from eating, drinking and smoking in public places between sunrise and sunset. During this time, alcohol is generally not served in hotels and restaurants (although exceptions are sometimes made for room service and minibars) and tourists are requested to refrain from eating, drinking and smoking in public places (including hotel swimming pool areas and beaches). Some tours do not run during this period.

Climate charts for cities and places within Oman

The below climate charts have been compiled by Weather2Travel.com. For an explanation to the various measurements, please read our climate notes.

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Khasab

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2373 2475 2781 3290 3799 39102 38100 38100 3799 3493 2984 2577
Min temp (C)(F) 1457 1457 1763 2272 2577 2882 3086 3086 2781 2373 1966 1661
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 9 10 11 9 9 10 10 9 8
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 14 14 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 261 422 361 141 40 0 10 20 10 30 70 211
Rainy Days 4 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Humidity M H VH E E E E E VH VH H M
UV 5/M 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 6/H 5/M
Sea temp (C)(F) 2475 2373 2373 2679 2984 3290 3391 3391 3290 3188 2882 2577

Musandam

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2068 2170 2475 2984 3391 3595 3697 3595 3391 3086 2679 2272
Min temp (C)(F) 1050 1152 1457 1864 2170 2475 2679 2577 2373 1966 1457 1152
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 9 10 11 10 10 10 10 9 8
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 14 14 13 12 12 11 11
Rainfall (mm)(in) 321 482 371 141 40 10 30 20 20 20 100 271
Rainy Days 3 4 6 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3
Humidity H VH VH E E E E E E VH H M
UV 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 6/H 5/M
Sea temp (C)(F) 2475 2373 2475 2679 2984 3290 3391 3391 3290 3086 2882 2577

Muscat

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Avg temp (C)(F) 2170 2272 2475 2984 3493 3595 3493 3290 3188 2984 2577 2272
Sunshine hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daylight hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainfall (mm)(in) 10 10 40 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity
UV
Sea temp (C)(F)

Nizwa

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Avg temp (C)(F) 1864 2170 2577 2984 3391 3697 3493 3493 3290 2984 2475 2068
Sunshine hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daylight hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainfall (mm)(in) 0 0 20 0 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 0
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity
UV
Sea temp (C)(F)

Sur

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Avg temp (C)(F) 2272 2373 2679 3188 3595 3697 3493 3391 3290 3086 2679 2373
Sunshine hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daylight hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainfall (mm)(in) 10 10 20 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity
UV
Sea temp (C)(F)