Maldives, Indian Ocean

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Maldives – Best time to go

Best time to visit the Maldives

The best time to book your holiday in the Maldives is from January to April.

From May to December temperatures remain warm, but rain and storms are more likely.

Maximum Daytime Temperature – 31°C

Minimum Night Time Temperature – 25°C

Average rainfall – 83mm per month

Average daylight hours – 10

What’s the weather like in the Maldives from January to April?

The Maldives has a tropical climate, with very low rainfall and humidity from January to April. Temperatures remain warm at 29°C to 31°C, rarely dropping below 24°C at night, and there are around 10 hours of sunlight each day. 

Why visit the Maldives from January to April?

• Enjoy excellent visibility for scuba diving and snorkelling
• National Day is held in February or March (during the third month of the Islamic calendar) and features colourful parades and marches
• Warm sunshine and long days mean you have plenty of opportunities to relax on the beach
• March sees the beginning of the surfing season in the Maldives

Best times to visit

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Average weather in January

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Maldives
31ºC
8mm

Average weather in February

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Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Maldives
31ºC
3mm

Average weather in March

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Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Maldives
31ºC
7mm

Average weather in April

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Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Maldives
32ºC
10mm

Average weather in May

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Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Maldives
31ºC
20mm

Average weather in June

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Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Maldives
31ºC
18mm

Average weather in July

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Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Maldives
31ºC
18mm

Average weather in August

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Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Maldives
31ºC
26mm

Average weather in September

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Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Maldives
30ºC
11mm

Average weather in October

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Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Maldives
30ºC
31mm

Average weather in November

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Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Maldives
30ºC
25mm

Average weather in December

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Maldives
30ºC
12mm