16 hrs from Melbourne
The Sultanate of Oman with its jaw-dropping landscape and infinite desert, has a subtropical hot desert climate. Summers are hot and winters are pleasantly mild. Due to the different terrain and size of the country, weather conditions may vary throughout the different areas.
In general, summers run from March/April to September/October with soaring temperatures up to 40°C. We recommend you avoid visiting Oman in these months, although temperatures are a bit more bearable during the Salalah when the annual khareef (monsoon) descends from June to August or early September.
From October to March, the ‘cooler’ winter months may remind you of a Mediterranean climate as daytime temperatures remain mostly below 30°C. It is no surprise this is the best time to visit Oman and as with every high season, the prices of accommodation will see a peak during this time.
With a low annual rainfall, most showers in Oman occur between December and April.
Lightweight clothing and cottons are advisable with a wrap for the cooler evenings in winter time.