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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 63°F 0" 64°F 2" 72°F 1" 79°F 1" 86°F 1" 91°F 0" 88°F 1" 86°F 1" 84°F 0" 79°F 0" 72°F 0" 64°F 0"
Muscat 77°F 1" 77°F 1" 84°F 1" 91°F 0" 99°F 0" 100°F 0" 97°F 0" 93°F 0" 93°F 0" 93°F 0" 86°F 0" 79°F 0"
Nizwa 73°F 0" 73°F 1" 79°F 1" 88°F 1" 97°F 0" 99°F 0" 95°F 0" 93°F 0" 91°F 0" 88°F 0" 81°F 0" 75°F 0"
Salalah 82°F 0" 82°F 0" 86°F 0" 90°F 0" 91°F 0" 90°F 0" 84°F 1" 82°F 1" 84°F 0" 88°F 0" 88°F 0" 84°F 0"
Sur 81°F 1" 81°F 1" 86°F 0" 95°F 0" 102°F 0" 102°F 0" 100°F 0" 97°F 0" 99°F 0" 95°F 0" 86°F 0" 82°F 0"
The Musandam Peninsula 68°F 1" 70°F 2" 75°F 1" 84°F 1" 91°F 0" 95°F 0" 97°F 0" 95°F 0" 91°F 0" 86°F 0" 79°F 0" 72°F 1"
The Wahiba Sands 75°F 0" 77°F 1" 82°F 1" 91°F 1" 99°F 0" 99°F 0" 97°F 0" 93°F 0" 93°F 0" 90°F 0" 82°F 0" 77°F 0"

Month-by-month guide to traveling in Oman

The Empty Quarter

Visiting Oman in June - August

The summer months are excessively hot and humid in Oman, so this is not a period we would recommend that you visit the country. This is the khareef (monsoon) period in Salalah which makes the south cooler, but even more humid. Salalah and the surrounding coastline also gets very busy with domestic tourists seeking to escape the heat over summer. However, hotels across the country lower their prices during these months so it can be a relatively cheap time to visit.

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