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Ihuru Island, Maldives
Ihuru Island, Maldives – Image courtesy of Angsana Resort

Best time to visit the Maldives


The best time to visit the Maldives is during the dry northeast monsoon from November to April when it’s dry and pleasant, especially between January and March when daytime temperatures hover around 28°C (82°F).

The wet southwest monsoon, from May to October, brings strong winds, rain and high humidity, particularly in June and July.

The Maldives has a hot tropical climate with cooling daytime sea breezes. Daytime temperatures average 30°C (86°F) year-round with a low of 25°C (77°F).
 

Maldives Weather Guide

Daytime Average High (°C) 30 30 31 32 31 31 30 30 30 30 30 30
Night-time Average Low (°C) 25 26 26 26 26 26 25 25 25 25 25 25
Hours of Sunshine (Daily) 9 10 9 9 8 7 7 7 7 8 6 7
Hours of Daylight (Daily) 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
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Days with some Rain 5 5 7 10 15 14 13 14 15 16 14 13
Monthly Rainfall (mm) 84 52 81 129 219 169 158 188 217 224 201 224
Sea Temperature (°C) 28 28 29 29 30 30 29 29 29 28 29 28
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Seasons


High season:

Mid-December to early January, Easter and August attract top prices at most resorts.

Low season:

May to November (excluding August)

For activities:

While diving is good year-round, visibility is better on the western side of any atoll from May to November and from the eastern side of any atoll from December to April. The surfing season runs from March to October.
 

Maldives Monthly Weather Review

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Latest update for this beach holiday destination: 3 June, 2014
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