Best Time to Visit Salalah

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Salalah. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Salalah. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Salalah for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 18 °C to 32 °C
Waves Symbol 24 °C to 29 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.041.1 in (1 – 21 Days of Rain)
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Geographical location

Salalah (official transcription ?al?la) is a coastal city in the southwestern part of the Sultanate of Oman. Situated directly on the Indian Ocean, it is an up-and-coming holiday destination, also known as the “Caribbean of the Orient” because of its beautiful beaches.

Below the imposing Dhofar Mountains, a number of top-class holiday resorts have recently settled here, which have played a major role in the region’s tourist boom.

Following modernization, Salalah International Airport is now also served directly from many international destinations several times a week. There are also practical domestic connections to the capital Muscat and Arab destinations such as Dubai, Kuwait and Qatar.

The distance between Muscat (Muscat) and Salala is about 540 miles.

Climate in Salalah

095-P1080373 (Juozas Šalna)  CC BY Salalah and the Dhofar region on the Arabian Sea have a climate that is very different from the rest of Oman. The main reason for this is the strong influence of the monsoon wind Khareef, which ensures an exceptional rainy season in Salalah from mid-June to early September.

Although our climate table for the region shows only very little actually measurable rain, the Khareef monsoon resembles a kind of spray ripeness – comparable to damp mist clouds – and conjures up lush vegetation in the otherwise sparse sultanate.

The warm and humid air often hangs low above the landscape and is so unique that every year many Arabs travel to the surroundings of Salalah especially for this natural spectacle. At this time of the year a second high season is coming up, which the hoteliers are of course very happy about.

Best Time to Visit Salalah: Overview

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When to go to Salalah?


For Europeans and normal beach holidaymakers the time of the Khareef is usually rather unsuitable, the Wettter is felt as rather oppressive and too damp. The best time to travel in Salalah is therefore from the beginning of October to the beginning of May.

Shortly thereafter, from the beginning of May until the onset of the high humidity, extreme heat sets in, making June in particular rather unsuitable for most holidaymakers. This also applies to the classic summer holiday months of July and August, even if many organisers are tempted by specials.

Climate Chart Salalah

Climate Chart Salalah
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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table Salalah

In the following, you will find the climate table for Salalah, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature27°28°30°31°32°32°28°27°29°31°30°28°
Night Temperature18°19°21°23°25°26°24°23°23°21°20°19°
Water Temperature24°25°26°28°29°28°25°24°25°26°26°25°
Precipitation (inch)0.080.160.310.240.280.21.11.020.160.20.040.12
Rainy days21211820217111
Hours of Sunshine99101011721610109
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature is 25.7 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: June (29.1 °C)
Coldest month: January (22.5 °C)

The maximum water temperature is 29 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
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Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 3.9 inch on 66 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

You cannot expect snow in any month.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, May is the sunniest month with an average of 10.6 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 7.8 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Sights and Excursions


The main focus of a holiday in Salalah is undoubtedly the beautiful, kilometre-long beach and the high-class resorts. The most popular hotels include the Hilton Salalah, Crowne Plaza, Salalah Rotana and the Juweirah Boutique Hotel. A visit to the Salala souk is highly recommended.

The dolphin tours are also very popular and regularly shine not only with sightings of the sweet”pinball”, but with a little luck even sea turtles snorkeling. Meanwhile, the Oasis Club Salalah in the harbour of Salalah offers a pleasant nightlife.

Popular Activities

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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Salalah (Station A? ?al?lah al Jad?dah)
clear sky     clear sky, 26 °C
Clouds: 0 %       Wind: 2 mph NNW
Air Pressure: 1016 hPa       Humidity: 65 %
Last updated: 18th Nov 2018, 04:50 am
The next days …
18th Nov 201819th Nov 201820th Nov 201821st Nov 201822nd Nov 201823rd Nov 2018
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Oman: Regions

Salalah is part of the holiday destination Oman. We analyzed the climate for additional regions, in order to provide you with information about the best time to visit and the expected holiday weather:

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Salalah: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 30 reviews for Salalah holiday already. Average rating is 4.6 of 5 stars.
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    Werner, 65 years old was there in April

    The weather turned out to be just as fantastic as the booked Hotel Fanar Beach. During the day bright sunshine at 30°, hardly any clouds, for us a pleasant 28° water temperature. In the evening we could stroll around in summer clothes, at night pleasant temperatures, in order to be able to sleep without great sweats.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Hans-Jürgen, 62 years old was there in March

    Full sun. Pleasant climate. Water 27 degrees. Light breeze. Pleased to meet you.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Gerd, 73 years old was there in December

    SLL remains the corner for a quiet relaxing holiday. For the fourth time!
    Pure sun, slightly windy, day 26-30, at night 18-20, very pleasant.
    Water 25/26 degrees and clean! Should spring return in Germany
    spin, then off to the SLL Hilton, the friends are waiting!

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Hildegard Berger, 72 years old was there in January

    Sun from morning to evening for 14 days 25 – 29 degrees Celsius

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Axel, 48 years old was there in December

    pleasantly warm, there is always something the air, at night not oppressively hot, but around 20 degrees, were in the Rotana Beach Resort, recovery pure, again and again, the Omanis are competent and unobtrusive hosts

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Hubert, 54 years old was there in November

    10 days of sun, beach and sea Super pleasant both during the day and at night. Were now the second time in the Al Fanar but will definitely come again

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Sybille, 48 years old was there in November

    Weather perfect daily 30 degrees in the evening about 27 degrees, could eat well outside in summer clothes. Mile-long sandy beach simply ingenious.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Marco, 39 years old was there in October

    Perfect!!! Approx. 29 degrees air, approx. 28 degrees water temperature.
    We were at the Rotana Resort – unreservedly recommendable!

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Gerd, 72 years old was there in March

    Day 28-32 degrees, at night around 21. pure sun, light breeze water 25/26 clean. Was already 3x Hilton, for Christmas again!

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Kai, 41 years old was there in October

    2 weeks not seen a single cloud, during the day 30°C+, in the evening never below 20°C

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    HEINZ , 60 years old was there in January

    The weather is simply fantastic. In the last year only sun blue sky, in this year in between a few clouds in the clouds.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Helga , 60 years old was there in March

    Every day a bright blue sky and beautiful sunsets. Pool and sea as well as the food super good
    Marriott Hotel can be recommended
    especially if you’re looking for a rest. They’d come back.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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