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Indian Ocean – Best time to go

Best time to visit the Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean experiences year-round sunshine with many regions reaching highs of 30°C and humidity levels averaging from 78–82%. January to April are generally the driest months in Sri Lanka and the Maldives, while Mauritius experiences the driest weather conditions in October to November. 

The best time to book your holiday in the Indian Ocean varies according to which island you visit.

January to April are generally the driest months in Sri Lanka and the Maldives, while Mauritius experiences the most enjoyable weather conditions from March to November. In Reunion Island and Mauritius, temperatures are warmer and January and February and cyclones are more likely.

Mauritius

Maximum daytime temperature – 27°C

Minimum night time temperature – 20°C

Average rainfall – 123mm per month

Average daylight hours – 11.5

 What’s the weather like in the Indian Ocean?

The Indian Ocean islands experience tropical or subtropical climates, with sunshine all year round. Many parts reach highs of 30°C, with humidity levels ranging from 78–82%. Sea breezes help keep temperatures enjoyable, plus there’s always the option of jumping in the sea if you feel too hot.

Why visit the Indian Ocean from March to December?

  • More enjoyable temperatures and lower humidity
  • Less chance of rain
  • October is the driest month and December is the sunniest

 

 

Best times to visit

Select month

Average weather in January

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Maldives
31ºC
8mm
Mauritius
28ºC
228mm
Seychelles
28ºC
380mm
Sri Lanka
31ºC
62mm

Average weather in February

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Maldives
31ºC
3mm
Mauritius
28ºC
228mm
Seychelles
29ºC
270mm
Sri Lanka
31ºC
69mm

Average weather in March

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Maldives
31ºC
7mm
Mauritius
28ºC
178mm
Seychelles
30ºC
220mm
Sri Lanka
32ºC
130mm

Average weather in April

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Maldives
32ºC
10mm
Mauritius
27ºC
178mm
Seychelles
30ºC
180mm
Sri Lanka
29ºC
253mm

Average weather in May

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Maldives
31ºC
20mm
Mauritius
26ºC
101mm
Seychelles
30ºC
160mm
Sri Lanka
31ºC
382mm

Average weather in June

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Maldives
31ºC
18mm
Mauritius
24ºC
76mm
Seychelles
28ºC
90mm
Sri Lanka
30ºC
186mm

Average weather in July

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Maldives
31ºC
18mm
Mauritius
23ºC
76mm
Seychelles
27ºC
80mm
Sri Lanka
30ºC
125mm

Average weather in August

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Maldives
31ºC
26mm
Mauritius
23ºC
76mm
Seychelles
27ºC
70mm
Sri Lanka
30ºC
114mm

Average weather in September

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Maldives
30ºC
11mm
Mauritius
24ºC
50mm
Seychelles
28ºC
130mm
Sri Lanka
30ºC
236mm

Average weather in October

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Maldives
30ºC
31mm
Mauritius
25ºC
50mm
Seychelles
28ºC
160mm
Sri Lanka
30ºC
369mm

Average weather in November

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Maldives
30ºC
25mm
Mauritius
27ºC
50mm
Seychelles
29ºC
220mm
Sri Lanka
30ºC
310mm

Average weather in December

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Maldives
30ºC
12mm
Mauritius
28ºC
152mm
Seychelles
28ºC
330mm
Sri Lanka
30ºC
168mm

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