The best times to visit Muscat for ideal weather are

December 3rd to March 4th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Muscat Travel Info

Weather in Muscat

Temperature

Average temperatures in Muscat vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 49th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Muscat, the hottest months are July, June, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early July where highs are regularly around 110.3°F (43.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 93.4°F (34.1°C) at night.

Muscat Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

Key
High
Average
Low

Muscat Temperatures (Celsius)

Key
High
Average
Low

“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Muscat Perceived Temperature (F)

Key
High
Average
Low

Muscat Perceived Temperature (C)

Key
High
Average
Low

 

Average Muscat Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 78.5 68.8 60
Feb 82.4 72.6 63.6
Mar 88.5 78.5 69.8
Apr 98 87.7 78
May 106.2 96.1 85.2
Jun 107.6 99.1 90.6
Jul 107.8 99.3 90.9
Aug 104.5 96.3 88.5
Sep 102.9 93.1 84.1
Oct 98.9 88.4 78.9
Nov 87.8 78.9 70.8
Dec 81.1 72.1 63.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 25.8 20.4 15.6
Feb 28 22.6 17.6
Mar 31.4 25.8 21
Apr 36.7 30.9 25.6
May 41.2 35.6 29.6
Jun 42 37.3 32.6
Jul 42.1 37.4 32.7
Aug 40.3 35.7 31.4
Sep 39.4 33.9 28.9
Oct 37.2 31.3 26.1
Nov 31 26.1 21.6
Dec 27.3 22.3 17.7

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Muscat are June, July, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid January. For example, on the week of January 8th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late April with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of April 23rd.

When can you find snow in Muscat? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Muscat.

Key
Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Muscat (in).

Key
Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 3% 0 1
Feb 1% 0 0.8
Mar 4% 0 0.4
Apr 7% 0 0.9
May 2% 0 0.1
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 1% 0 0.1
Sep 4% 0 1
Oct 1% 0 0.3
Nov 4% 0 0.7
Dec 0% 0 0

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 3 0 2.5
Feb 1 0 2
Mar 4 0 1
Apr 7 0 2.3
May 2 0 0.3
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 1 0 0.3
Sep 4 0 2.5
Oct 1 0 0.8
Nov 4 0 1.8
Dec 0 0 0

 

Humidity and Wind

Muscat has some comfortably humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is May (16.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (48.7%).

Wind in Muscat is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is July, followed by June and August. July’s average wind speed of around 4.8 knots (5.5 MPH or 8.9 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid July where average top sustained speeds reach 10.9 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Muscat.

Key
Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Key
Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 3 Barely noticeable 8 Gentle breeze
Feb 3.7 Barely noticeable 9.1 Gentle breeze
Mar 3.9 Barely noticeable 9.4 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.1 Light breeze 9.5 Gentle breeze
May 4.1 Light breeze 9.8 Gentle breeze
Jun 4.7 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.8 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.7 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
Sep 3.8 Barely noticeable 9.1 Gentle breeze
Oct 3.3 Barely noticeable 8.6 Gentle breeze
Nov 3.1 Barely noticeable 8.1 Gentle breeze
Dec 3.1 Barely noticeable 7.9 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 48.1%
Feb 40.6%
Mar 36.2%
Apr 25%
May 16.8%
Jun 24.9%
Jul 30.8%
Aug 34.5%
Sep 32.5%
Oct 31.8%
Nov 46.7%
Dec 48.7%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Muscat?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Oman; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 03, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Muscat, Oman is March, followed by September and January. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Muscat in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

Key
Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 64.5 in November means 64.5% of the tourists vs. March.

 

 

Overall Muscat Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very warm. Highs range from 110.3°F (43.5°C) and 85.2°F (29.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 2 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have hot weather with high temperatures that are extremely hot. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Muscat, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 103.6°F (39.8°C) and 85.1°F (29.5°C), which will feel warmer than comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a barely noticeable amount: 0 to 1 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Muscat to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 85.2°F (29.6°C) and 75.5°F (24.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

Best Times to TravelOman › Muscat, Oman