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Climate in Oman
Oman has a hot climate and very little rainfall. Annual rainfall in Muscat averages 100 mm (3.9 in), falling mostly in January.
The Dhofar Mountains area receives seasonal rainfall as a result of the monsoon winds from the Indian Ocean saturated with cool moisture and heavy fog. Dhofar benefiting from a southwest monsoon between June and September, receives heavier rainfall and has constantly running streams, which make the region Oman's most fertile area.
The mountain areas receive more plentiful rainfall, and annual rainfall on the higher parts of the Jabal Akhdar probably exceeds 400 mm (15.7 in). Because the plateau of Jebel Akhdar is porous limestone, rainfall seeps quickly through it, and the vegetation, which might be expected to be more lush, is meager. However, a huge reservoir under the plateau provides springs for low-lying areas. In addition, an enormous wadi channels water to these valleys, making the area agriculturally productive in years of good rainfall.
Some parts of the coast, particularly near the island of Masirah, sometimes receive no rain at all within the course of a year.
The climate generally is very hot, with temperatures reaching around 50 °C (122.0 °F) (peak) in the hot season, from May to September.
Winter temperatures are mild and pleasant, ranging between 18 and 26 °C (64.4 and 78.8 °F).