Khareef seasons begins in governorate of Dhofar

Mountains and plains have turned green thanks to the wet weather

Khareef seasons begins in governorate of Dhofar

Khareef season has begun in the governorate of Dhofar, bringing with it plenty of greenery.

Coastal wilayats and the stretch of land from Dhalkut in Western Dhofar to Mirbat experience wet weather throughout the monsoon season, which kicks off around June 21 with the summer solstice.

Low-altitude clouds form throughout the khareef season, with rainfall averaging 50 millimetres in Salalah during the peak in July and August.

Mountainous areas facing monsoon winds can experience an average of 120 millimetres during the same period.

Monsoon season usually brings plenty of tourists to the region, but this year Salalah’s Khareef Festival has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Over the decades, the festival has attracted around 400,000 visitors over the two-month period.

There are currently checkpoints along roads heading towards tourist destinations in Dhofar and other areas.

Be the first to get all the latest Muscat news, reviews and deals into your inbox by signing up to our free newsletter, click here to sign up.

More from News

The beachfront hotel has reopened its signature dining venues

It would be the third mobile network operator in the Sultanate

And that’s only day one of filming Mission: Impossible 7…

The Oman capital has come out 16th in a new worldwide index

The Swedish chain will have a new branch in the city

Newsletters

Follow us