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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. 

The best time to book your holiday in Oman is from October to April.

A desert country, Oman is consistently warm all year, but it’s best to avoid the sweltering summer months as temperatures can reach a scorching 40°C

Maximum Daytime Temperature – 30°C

Minimum Night Time Temperature – 18°C

Average rainfall – 18mm per day

Average daylight hours – 11

 What’s the weather like in Oman from October to April?

Some short showers might occur in January and February, but as a general rule a holiday in Oman guarantees sunshine all year round. Visiting between October and April you’ll be greeted by a comfortable, almost Mediterranean climate, with temperatures rarely exceeding 30°C. Gentle evening breezes bring a pleasant end to an average 11 hours of daylight.

 Why visit Oman from October to April?

  • Muscat Festival, an annual month-long celebration of Omani art and culture, takes place in February
  • The temperature of the Indian Ocean is perfect for diving in March
  • By April roses will have bloomed atop Jebel Al Akhdar – meaning Green Mountain, it gets its name from its lush flora
  • Walnuts, olives and pomegranate are in abundance thanks to the October autumn harvests

 

Best times to visit

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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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