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Best time to visit Muscat, Oman

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The best time to visit Muscat is February-April

While Muscat is a popular destination to visit all year round, February-April is the ideal time to go due to a number of factors such as the climate, cost of travel and accommodation, as well as avoiding peak holiday periods.

In summer, the temperature in Muscat can rise as high as 38℃ (101℉). The weather at night in the winter, which is around January-time, can get down to a minimum of 17℃ (63℉).

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Muscat are usually in August, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Muscat in June – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Learn more about when to travel to Muscat, the monthly weather breakdown, FAQs and much more below. Once you’ve decided when you want to go, use our handy tools to find the best prices to suit your budget on flights, transport/transfers, places to stay, and loads more!

Warmest month

June

Least rainfall

September

Most daylight

August

Muscat seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Muscat as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Muscat is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Muscat

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Muscat for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Muscat climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Muscat for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Muscat in January

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 59%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 7mm (0") over 3 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Muscat in January, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Muscat in February

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 56%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 2 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Muscat in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Muscat in March

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 51%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 4 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Muscat in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Muscat in April

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average humidity: 46%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 3 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Muscat in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Muscat in May

  • Average temperature: 33℃ (92℉)
  • Average high temperature: 36℃ (97℉)
  • Average low temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average humidity: 42%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 1 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Muscat in May, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection as it's really hot all day and night.


Muscat in June

  • Average temperature: 34℃ (93℉)
  • Average high temperature: 37℃ (98℉)
  • Average low temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average humidity: 47%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 0 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Muscat in June, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection as it's really hot all day and night.


Muscat in July

  • Average temperature: 34℃ (93℉)
  • Average high temperature: 36℃ (97℉)
  • Average low temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average humidity: 54%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 1 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Muscat in July, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection as it's really hot all day and night.


Muscat in August

  • Average temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average high temperature: 35℃ (94℉)
  • Average low temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average humidity: 56%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 1 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Muscat in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Muscat in September

  • Average temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (93℉)
  • Average low temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average humidity: 53%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 0 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Muscat in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.

Muscat in October

  • Average temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average humidity: 50%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 1 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Muscat in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Muscat in November

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 55%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 6mm (0") over 3 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Muscat in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Muscat in December

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 57%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 3 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Muscat in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Muscat is usually June, where temperatures tend to rise to around 37℃ (98℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Muscat is generally around September. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in September first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Muscat is generally around June, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of June too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Muscat, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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