Latest Information Regarding Oman Weather
By all accounts, the job of a meteorologist in Oman should be a relatively easy one. The weather changes very little from day to day. With the majority of the country covered by hot, sandy desert the weather remains dry and hot throughout most of the year.
When you need the latest Oman weather information or if conditions change, Oman News provides regular, up to the minute reports on the weather conditions of the region. Whether you need temperatures or precipitation reports, you can find it at OmanNews.com.
The average temperature in Oman varies little throughout the year. Temperatures average 83 degree F, with only a 12 degree range from the coldest to the hottest days. June is considered to have the hottest Oman weather, recording an average temperature of about 100 degrees F. January and February tie for the coldest temperatures with averages of 66 degrees F.
Rainfall is recorded at just over three inches per year or less than 0.3 inches per month. The scant rainfall occurs mainly along the coast with the desert areas often receiving no rain for more than a year. Oman weather is some of the hottest and driest recorded in the world. The driest Oman weather occurs during the months of May, July, August and September when precipitation averages 1 mm (0.0 in). The month of wettest Oman weather is January which averages 28 mm (1.1 in) of rainfall over the course of two days. Rainfall in the mountains is expectedly higher than in the desert or coastal areas. Living conditions are owed largely to a huge reservoir situated beneath the plateau which provides springs for the low-lying areas. The area does experience some agriculturally productive years. This is due in large part to the wadi channels which are actually dry riverbeds that wind through the area. During rare periods of heavy rainfall, these channels distribute much-needed water along its course.
The dessert terrain contributes to the area’s humidity. As a country, relative humidity averages 72.1% monthly. The lowest humidity typically occurs during May when humidity levels reach a low of 60%. Highest humidity occurs in August with an average daily humidity reading of 80%.
Precipitation other than rain is virtually unheard of in Oman. Oman enjoys a frost-free weather forecast throughout the year. Temperatures never plummet enough to allow even one day of frost. To experience even the rare snow fall in Oman, one must travel to the Al Hajar Mountain range. Snow, even in the mountainous areas, is rare. A recent snowfall in the Omani mountains is definitely news-worthy and OmanNews.com reported extensively on the unusual weather.
For a change from the typical Oman weather, one must look to the extreme southern end of the country. The weather and climatic conditions in Dhofar are decidedly different from the rest of the country of Oman. In actuality, the weather here is far different from the rest of the Arabian Gulf as it is the only area in the region to benefit from Khareef, the annual Indian monsoon. The welcoming rains supply an abundance of water, creating lush green landscapes. In this singular area of Oman, cascading streams and even mists can be found. This weather in this area is in stark contract to the rest of Oman.