Maldives, Indian Ocean

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Maldives – Best time to go

Best time to visit the Maldives

The Maldives enjoys a year-round warm, tropical climate with temperatures generally staying between 29–31˚C. Many people visit between January and April during the driest season when the visibility is also good for divers. From the end of April to October, there is a higher chance of rain. 

Best times to visit

Dry Season

The Maldives enjoys warm tropical weather and plenty of sunshine year round, but there’s less risk of rain from December to April. The hottest months of the year are March and April, when temperatures can reach 33°C.   

Rainy Season

There are two monsoon seasons in the Maldives – the northwest (summer) monsoon brings very little rain and wind from November to April, and the southwest (winter) monsoon brings occasional showers from May to October, mainly in June and July.

Favourite Season

If you want sunny days, clear blue skies, great diving, and little chance of rain, take your Maldives holiday between December and April. This is peak season, so there are plenty of activities on offer too.

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Average weather in January

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Maldives
31ºC
8mm

Average weather in February

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Maldives
31ºC
3mm

Average weather in March

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Maldives
31ºC
7mm

Average weather in April

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Maldives
32ºC
10mm

Average weather in May

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Maldives
31ºC
20mm

Average weather in June

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Maldives
31ºC
18mm

Average weather in July

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Maldives
31ºC
18mm

Average weather in August

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Maldives
31ºC
26mm

Average weather in September

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Maldives
30ºC
11mm

Average weather in October

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Maldives
30ºC
31mm

Average weather in November

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Maldives
30ºC
25mm

Average weather in December

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Maldives
30ºC
12mm