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Climate and weather of Oman



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Climate

 
Oman has two different climatic zones.

Temperatures are stable throughout the year in the south (28 to 32°) and range from 25° in January to 40° (50° sometimes) in July in the center and in the north (they are milder in the montains). The rains are higher in the mountains and in the hills located in the north and in the south (700 mm per year) than in the central plain and on the coasts (100 mm per year). Humidity is high on the coasts all year round.

Central and northern Oman
Tne center and the north have an arid climate with a hot season and a mild season.

Hot season (April to October)
Temperatures reach 40° on the coast and 50° away from the sea. Rainfall is nonexistent. Humidity is very high on the coasts and low elsewhere.

Mild season (November to March)
Temperatures drop until January (25°) and rise until March. Rainfall is very low (10 to 25 mm per month).

Southern Oman
The south has a subtropical climate with a rainy season and a dry season.

Rainy season (June to August)
Temperatures are stable (28 to 32°) and rainfall is low.

Dry season (September to May)
Temperatures are constant (28 to 32°) and rainfall is very low or nonexistent.

 When to go to Oman (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Oman is pleasant during the following months :

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

Muscat (Capital of Oman)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
25°
26°
30°
34°
39°
40°
min
13°
13°
21°
24°
39°
31°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
38°
36°
36°
35°
30°
27°
min
30°
28°
27°
25°
21°
18°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
10
20
20
20
10
...
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
...
...
...
...
10
10

Salalah

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
27°
27°
30°
31°
32°
32°
min
18°
19°
21°
23°
25°
26°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
28°
27°
29°
30°
30°
28°
min
24°
23°
23°
21°
20°
19°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
...
10
10
20
20
10
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
20
20
...
...
10
...

Weather data (temperatures and precipitation) for Oman are derived from monthly averages established over the last twenty years.

Oman weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
Oman, a country located in the Middle East, is bordered by the United Arab Emirates to the northwest, by the Arabian Sea to the east, by Yemen to the southwest and by Saudi Arabia to the west.

Capital: Muscat
Area: 212 000 kmē
Population: 3 200 000 inhabitants
Language: Arabic
Currency: Omani rial

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