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For the partition method abbreviated to SEEB, see SemiEmpirical Energy Based.

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Seeb
As Seeb
As Sib
City
Seeb is located in Oman
Seeb
Seeb
Location in Oman
Coordinates: 23°40′49″N 58°10′57″E / 23.68028°N 58.18250°E / 23.68028; 58.18250Coordinates: 23°40′49″N 58°10′57″E / 23.68028°N 58.18250°E / 23.68028; 58.18250
Country  Oman
Region Masqat
Population (2003)[1]
 • Total 221,115
Time zone +4 (UTC+4)

Seeb, As Seeb or As Sib (Arabic: السيب‎) is a coastal fishing city, located several kilometres northwest of Muscat, in northeastern Oman. As of the 2003 census, it had a population of 221,115.[1]

Landmarks include the Naseem Garden, The Amouage Perfumery, the Royal Stables and Equestrian Centre, Royal Guard of Oman Technical College, the Bait al Baraka palace, Seeb International Airport and Markaz al Bahja.[2]

Climate[edit]

Seeb has a hot desert climate (Köppen climate classification BWh) with very hot summers and warm winters. Precipitation is low, and falls mainly in the months from December to April.

Climate data for Seeb
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 34.2
(93.6)
37.0
(98.6)
41.4
(106.5)
44.0
(111.2)
47.0
(116.6)
48.3
(118.9)
49.2
(120.6)
46.8
(116.2)
43.6
(110.5)
42.0
(107.6)
37.8
(100)
33.0
(91.4)
49.2
(120.6)
Average high °C (°F) 25.5
(77.9)
26.1
(79)
29.8
(85.6)
34.7
(94.5)
39.5
(103.1)
40.4
(104.7)
38.6
(101.5)
36.2
(97.2)
36.3
(97.3)
35.0
(95)
30.5
(86.9)
27.1
(80.8)
33.31
(91.96)
Daily mean °C (°F) 21.3
(70.3)
21.9
(71.4)
25.2
(77.4)
29.8
(85.6)
34.2
(93.6)
35.2
(95.4)
34.3
(93.7)
32.0
(89.6)
31.4
(88.5)
29.7
(85.5)
25.7
(78.3)
22.6
(72.7)
28.61
(83.5)
Average low °C (°F) 17.3
(63.1)
17.6
(63.7)
20.7
(69.3)
24.7
(76.5)
29.1
(84.4)
30.6
(87.1)
30.4
(86.7)
28.4
(83.1)
27.5
(81.5)
24.9
(76.8)
20.9
(69.6)
18.5
(65.3)
24.22
(75.59)
Record low °C (°F) 11.5
(52.7)
12.5
(54.5)
14.4
(57.9)
17.5
(63.5)
19.6
(67.3)
24.5
(76.1)
25.0
(77)
23.3
(73.9)
23.0
(73.4)
17.5
(63.5)
14.3
(57.7)
14.4
(57.9)
11.5
(52.7)
Precipitation mm (inches) 12.8
(0.504)
24.5
(0.965)
15.9
(0.626)
17.1
(0.673)
7.0
(0.276)
0.9
(0.035)
0.2
(0.008)
0.8
(0.031)
0.0
(0)
1.0
(0.039)
6.8
(0.268)
13.3
(0.524)
100.3
(3.949)
 % humidity 63 64 58 45 42 49 60 67 63 55 60 65 57.6
Mean monthly sunshine hours 268.6 244.8 278.3 292.5 347.4 325.7 277.7 278.6 303.9 316.9 291.9 267.0 3,493.3
Source: NOAA (1979-1990) [3]

Intelligence gathering[edit]

In June 2014 the Register disclosed that Seeb is the location of a "beyond top secret" internet monitoring site.[4]

Sport[edit]

Al Seeb Club and Al-Shabab are located in Seeb.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Oman: Governorates, Major Cities & Villages". CityPopulation.de. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Darke, Diana; Shields, Sandra (1 December 2006). Oman: The Bradt Travel Guide. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 113. ISBN 978-1-84162-168-5. Retrieved 27 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Seeb Climate Normals 1979-1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved January 15, 2013. 
  4. ^ Duncan Campbell (3 June 2014). "Revealed: GCHQ's beyond top secret middle eastern internet spy base". The Register.