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Oman has a reliably warm climate and, as long as you avoid the scorching summer months between June and August, can be visited any time. The weather is at its most pleasant from October through to April, when temperatures are warm but cooler than the sweltering summer months and turtles can be seen at Ras al Jinz. Rain is only fleeting and tends only to come in January and February as short, sharp showers. On the south coast, Salalah has a very different climate in that it has a monsoon season, called the khareef. From June to September the khareef's wet winds create a thick and humid fog which coats the mountains in moisture, creating luxuriant green hills. This provides ideal conditions for Salalah's abundance of tropical fruit, which is in season throughout the year.

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My favourite time to travel to Oman is mid-March. I like the warmth the month offers, before things get too hot! if you're a keen diver the water temperatures of the Indian Ocean are ideal in March and the hotels are not as busy as they can be during Easter.

Steve, North Africa & Arabia Specialist

Oman Climate Guide

Destination Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Jebel Akhdar 17°C 7mm 18°C 45mm 22°C 34mm 26°C 21mm 30°C 13mm 33°C 6mm 31°C 15mm 30°C 22mm 29°C 8mm 26°C 1mm 22°C 6mm 18°C 9mm
The Musandam Peninsula 20°C 32mm 21°C 48mm 24°C 37mm 29°C 14mm 33°C 4mm 35°C 1mm 36°C 3mm 35°C 2mm 33°C 2mm 30°C 2mm 26°C 10mm 22°C 27mm
Muscat 25°C 25mm 25°C 24mm 29°C 14mm 33°C 6mm 37°C 0mm 38°C 1mm 36°C 1mm 34°C 3mm 34°C 0mm 34°C 0mm 30°C 5mm 26°C 12mm
Nizwa 23°C 7mm 23°C 30mm 26°C 21mm 31°C 13mm 36°C 5mm 37°C 3mm 35°C 5mm 34°C 8mm 33°C 2mm 31°C 0mm 27°C 4mm 24°C 6mm
Salalah 28°C 1mm 28°C 1mm 30°C 3mm 32°C 10mm 33°C 3mm 32°C 6mm 29°C 23mm 28°C 23mm 29°C 3mm 31°C 4mm 31°C 1mm 29°C 2mm
Sur 27°C 15mm 27°C 28mm 30°C 12mm 35°C 11mm 39°C 0mm 39°C 5mm 38°C 4mm 36°C 3mm 37°C 0mm 35°C 1mm 30°C 2mm 28°C 11mm
The Wahiba Sands 24°C 11mm 25°C 24mm 28°C 15mm 33°C 13mm 37°C 1mm 37°C 4mm 36°C 4mm 34°C 6mm 34°C 1mm 32°C 1mm 28°C 3mm 25°C 8mm

Month-by-month guide to travelling in Oman

Wadi Bani Habib

Visiting Oman in September

September is still very hot, although temperatures are not quite as high as between June and August. Costs remain lower than they are over the winter months. This is still within the peak turtle viewing time at Ras al Jinz, at the end of the breeding season. The landscape around Salalah is host to multiple migratory birds species, particularly over the summer months. The slightly cooler temperatures and lower visitor numbers of September make it a great month to see the birds while they are still in their peak numbers.

Events & Festivals

  • Autumn Harvest (September and October): The autumn harvest reaps pomegranates, walnuts, olives and grapes.

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