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UV Index in Muscat, OM

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Today's UV index in Muscat, Oman Oman will be up to 5.4, indicating moderate risk of harm from the sun's UV rays for the average person. Check our tips for today to make sure you're safe in the sun.

 

Today's tips

With a UV index reaching up to 5.4 in Muscat, stay shaded during midday when the sun is strongest; wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, UV-blocking sunglasses; apply SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days; and be cautious of heightened UV on bright surfaces.

Muscat Weather

Read more here about the climate and sun exposure in and around Muscat.

UV Index in Muscat

The UV index in Muscat, Oman can be quite high, especially during the summer months. It often reaches levels of 10 or more, which is considered very high (potentially harmful) on the scale. It is important to take precautionary measures such as wearing sunscreen, sunglasses, and protective clothing to avoid sunburn and skin damage.

Weather Seasons

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Muscat experiences two main seasons – a hot season and a mild season. The hot season runs from May to October, with temperatures soaring above 40 °C (104 °F) and sometimes reaching up to 50 °C (122 °F). The mild season usually lasts from November to April, with average temperatures ranging from around 25 °C (77 °F) to 35 °C (95 °F). During this time, there is a pleasant breeze and less humidity.

Muscat's Climate

Compared to its region, Muscat generally experiences more sun exposure throughout the year. While other cities in Oman may have similar climates, Muscat's location near the coast exposes it to higher levels of humidity and sometimes sea fog. However, compared to neighboring countries in the Persian Gulf region, Muscat still enjoys milder summers and more moderate temperatures overall. It is advisable to stay hydrated and seek shade or air-conditioning to beat the heat in this sunny and vibrant city.

Annual Sun Radiation

The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Muscat. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.

Disclaimer

* This page's content about the UV index in Muscat (Oman) is for educational and informational purposes only. The developers and data providers are not liable for the accuracy, reliability, or availability of the information. The information is not a substitute for professional medical advice, and the developers and data providers are not medical professionals. Seek advice from a qualified health provider for any medical concerns, and do not disregard medical advice or delay seeking it based on the information provided on this site.