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Oman – Best time to go

Best time to visit Oman

Oman experiences very hot and dry summers with temperatures reaching highs of 34–36°C from May to September. Many people visit from October to April to enjoy the cooler months. Rainfall is highest in January and February although these months generally consist of very short showers. 

Best times to visit

Dry Season

Oman is a desert country with sunny, warm weather conditions year round. From May to August, coastal areas are very hot and humid, while the interior remains hot and dry. The summer months can see temperatures soar to over 40ºC. 

Rainy Season

Oman’s annual rainfall is very low, so there is no rainy season as such. Most showers occur in the winter months, particularly January and February. It is common to see snowfall on the highest mountain peaks during the winter. 

Favourite Season

Oman is hot with guaranteed sunshine all year round, but our favourite times to visit are in spring and autumn, avoiding the soaring temperatures of the summer months and the higher risk of rain in January and February.  

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Average weather in January

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Oman
21ºC
17mm
Muscat
Salalah
Al Jabal al Akhdar

Average weather in February

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Oman
22ºC
19mm
Muscat
Salalah
Al Jabal al Akhdar

Average weather in March

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Oman
26ºC
32mm
Muscat
Salalah
Al Jabal al Akhdar

Average weather in April

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Oman
30ºC
30mm
Muscat
Salalah
Al Jabal al Akhdar

Average weather in May

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Oman
34ºC
3mm
Muscat
Salalah
Al Jabal al Akhdar

Average weather in June

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Oman
35ºC
15mm
Muscat
Salalah
Al Jabal al Akhdar

Average weather in July

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Oman
35ºC
7mm
Muscat
Salalah
Al Jabal al Akhdar

Average weather in August

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Oman
32ºC
13mm
Muscat
Salalah
Al Jabal al Akhdar

Average weather in September

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Oman
32ºC
12mm
Muscat
Salalah
Al Jabal al Akhdar

Average weather in October

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Oman
30ºC
Muscat
Salalah
Al Jabal al Akhdar

Average weather in November

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Oman
26ºC
3mm
Muscat
Salalah
Al Jabal al Akhdar

Average weather in December

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Oman
23ºC
23mm
Muscat
Salalah
Al Jabal al Akhdar

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