The best times to visit Salalah 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.
Salalah Travel Guide
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Weather in Salalah
Average temperatures in Salalah vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for most of the year with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 48th 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 Salalah, the hottest months are May, June, and then April. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late May to early June where highs are regularly around 90.8°F (32.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 82°F (27.8°C) at night.
Salalah Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Salalah Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Salalah Perceived Temperature (F)
Salalah Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Salalah 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Salalah are December, February, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late May with an average of 0 days of significant precipitation the week of May 21st.
When can you find snow in Salalah? 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 Salalah.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Salalah (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Salalah has some extremely humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is December (33.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (81.7%).
Wind in Salalah is usually calm. The windiest month is December, followed by June and January. December’s average wind speed of around 7.8 knots (9 MPH or 14.5 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late December where average top sustained speeds reach 14.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Salalah.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||6.6||Light breeze||12.3||Significant breeze|
|Feb||6||Light breeze||12.1||Significant breeze|
|Mar||5.5||Light breeze||11.5||Significant breeze|
|Apr||5.5||Light breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
|May||6.5||Light breeze||13.2||Significant breeze|
|Jun||7.3||Gentle breeze||14||Significant breeze|
|Jul||6.3||Light breeze||11.2||Significant breeze|
|Aug||5.6||Light breeze||9.9||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||6.1||Light breeze||12.2||Significant breeze|
|Oct||4.9||Light breeze||10.8||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||5.6||Light breeze||11.2||Significant breeze|
|Dec||7.8||Gentle breeze||14||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Salalah?
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 Salalah, Oman is July, followed by August and September. 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 Salalah in April. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Salalah Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 90.8°F (32.7°C) and 84.1°F (28.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 1 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Salalah, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 89.2°F (31.8°C) and 83.5°F (28.6°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a barely noticeable amount: 0 to 1 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Salalah to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 85.5°F (29.7°C) and 80.4°F (26.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.