Muscat
Oman
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

August weather forecast and climate
Muscat, Oman

A beautiful park outside the Grand Mosque Muscat, in Oman
A beautiful park outside the Grand Mosque Muscat, in Oman
The last month of the summer, August, is another very hot month in Muscat, Oman, with average temperature fluctuating between 28.4°C (83.1°F) and 36.2°C (97.2°F).

Temperature

In August, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in July - a still sweltering 36.2°C (97.2°F). In August, in Muscat, the average low-temperature is 28.4°C (83.1°F).

Heat index

In August, the average heat index is appraised at a life-threatening hot 53°C (127.4°F). Beware - heat cramps and heat exhaustion are very likely. Heatstroke is imminent with prolonged activity.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. With the exposure to direct sunlight, the heat index may be increased by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'real feel', 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature', or 'feels like', is a calculated temperature value of how hot it feels when the moisture in the air is factored in. Additional factors like clothing, pregnancy, differences in body mass, height, and shape, and activity influence one's weather impression. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact, and may raise the heat index additionally, by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are particularly important for children. Young children are generally more endangered than adults, as they usually less sweat. And also, due to larger skin surface relative to their small bodies and higher heat production as a result of their activity.
Perspiration is the human body's physiological response to high temperatures and is an attempt to lower body temperature through evaporation of sweat. When the relative humidity is high, the evaporation rate is reduced. The warmth is removed from the body at a lower rate, causing the body to retain more heat than it would in dry air. When heat gain surpasses the level the body can shed, body temperature begins to increase, and consequently, overheating and dehydration can occur, with varying severity.

Humidity

August is the most humid month, with an average relative humidity of 67%.

Rainfall

August is the last month it rains in Muscat, Oman. During 1 rainfall days, Muscat aggregates 0.8mm (0.03") of precipitation. Throughout the year, in Muscat, there are 10 rainfall days, and 100.3mm (3.95") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Muscat, in August, the average water temperature is 30.9°C (87.6°F).
Note: The water temperature above 30°C (86°F) is arguably regarded as unpleasant. The primary purpose of entering the water - cooling down from sunshine and high temperatures - is lost.

Daylight

The average length of the day in Muscat is 12.9h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in August is 9h.

UV index

April through August, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an ultimate health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 12 interpret into the following advice:
Practice all essential precautions. Protection against sun damage is crucial. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. A broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30+ should be liberally applied and re-applied every two hours, and immediately after an outdoor workout or a swim. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in August in Muscat?

In August, in Muscat, the average high-temperature is 36.2°C (97.2°F), and the average low-temperature is 28.4°C (83.1°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'real feel'), that factores the actual air temperature with the relative humidity, in August is calculated to 53°C (127.4°F).

What is the most humid month in Muscat?

August is the most humid month in Muscat, Oman, with an average relative humidity of 67%.

What is the average humidity in August in Muscat?

In August, the average relative humidity in Muscat is 67%.

What is the last month it rains in Muscat?

August is the last month it rains in Muscat. During 1 rainfall days, in August, Muscat aggregates 0.8mm (0.03") of precipitation.

How warm is the water in August in Muscat?

In Muscat, Oman, in August, the average water temperature is 30.9°C (87.6°F). The water temperature above 30°C (86°F) is arguably regarded as unpleasant. The primary purpose of entering the water - cooling down from sunshine and high temperatures - is lost.

What is the average length of the day in August in Muscat?

The average length of the day in August in Muscat is 12.9h.

How long on average sun shines in August in Muscat?

The average sunshine in August in Muscat, Oman, is 9h.

When is the highest UV index in Muscat?

Months with the highest UV index in Muscat are April through August, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

How high is the UV index in August in Muscat?

In Muscat, Oman, the average daily maximum UV index in August is 12. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an excessive health risk from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in August - Muscat, Oman
  • Average high temperature in August: 36.2°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is June (40.4°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (25.5°C).

  • Average low temperature in August: 28.4°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is June (30.6°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (17.3°C).

Average humidity in August - Muscat, Oman
  • Average humidity in August: 67%

The month with the highest relative humidity is August (67%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (42%).

Average rainfall in August - Muscat, Oman
  • Average rainfall in August: 0.8mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is February (24.5mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is September (0mm).

Average rainfall days in August - Muscat, Oman
  • Average rainfall days in August: 1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is February (3 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are May, June, July, September, October and November (0 days).

Average sea temperature in August - Muscat, Oman
  • Average sea temperature in August: 30.9°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is June (31.6°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (23.3°C).

Average daylight in August / Average sunshine in August - Muscat, Oman
  • Average daylight in August: 12.9h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13.6h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.7h).

  • Average sunshine in August: 9h

The month with most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 11.2h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 8.6h).

Average UV index in August - Muscat, Oman
  • Average UV index in August: 12

Months with the highest UV index are April, May, June, July and August (UV index 12).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 6).