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What is the overall climate: is it extremely hot or cold, wet or dry, at any time of year, for example?

There is two seasons through out the year. What is considered 'winter' here is a mild warm weather of about 75F-85F, with lows of around 65F in the evenings. Winter lasts from October/November til about March/April. The rest of the year it is extremely hot and extremely humid. Temperatures are around 120F-125F in the summer and 100% humidity is not uncommon. Life can get pretty miserable here in the peak of summer. You can escape in the mountains though! There is camping at a very high elevation, so even in the summer, temperatures will be around 80F/day and 60F/night. - Aug 28, 2017
From late November-March the weather tends to mimic San Diego. March-April it gets warmer with occasional rains that cause severe flooding. May-October temperatures routinely reach 110+ F degrees with a lot of humidity. Many families leave during the really hot summer months. - Oct 25, 2014
Winter is fantastic, with dry days in the 80F range for five months. Summer, May-September, can get brutally hot -- 110-125F -- and is also high humidity. - Jun 7, 2012
HOT. The winter is heaven. From October/November to March it is about 75 each day and night. It rains about twice a year, and when it does, everything floods. Summer starts in April, and by June it's 120 with sauna-like humidity. - May 3, 2012
Ummm...hot April through October. There is Summer and Spring seasons. - Aug 25, 2011
During the months of Dec, Jan and Feb the weather is pleasant. After that it is hot and humid. Jun, Jul and Aug are very hot - Feb 20, 2011
It can get hot. The winter and early springmonths are the best. - Apr 1, 2010
Hot, hotter and then scorching 120 or more during the spring and summer months. Winter which was great the first year with highs in the 70s to low 80s. Last year not much of a winter but it did cool off and hovered around the 90s. - Feb 12, 2010
From May to November, temperatures hover around 110 degrees by day. The rest of the year (winter/spring) the weather is blissfully warm and dry. It rains perhaps two days out of the year. I'm told it's a lot like Palm Springs; in fact, if you squint your eyes just so, you'd think you're in southern California. - Jan 21, 2010
Hot and hotter. Winter months are lovely! Skies are clear and blue, with exception of the occasional dust storm. - Mar 19, 2009
Warm, hot, and then unbelievably hot. Summers (June - September) are regularly 110-115 Fahrenheit, and things don't generally cool down at night. November - March is beautiful, with warm fine days and cooler nights. There are generally five to ten days with rain between December and February, and the occasional isolated shower. In 2007 a serious hurricane hit Muscat but most of the damage was superficial and has been repaired. - Feb 18, 2008