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Maldives Weather Climate

The Maldives is located at the equator and experiences monsoonal climate.  The Maldives has two distinct seasons; dry season (northeast monsoon) and wet season (southwest monsoon). In these two seasons the temperature varies very little.

The hottest month on average is April and the coolest, December. February is the driest with December to April being relatively dry. The Maldives is in the equatorial belt and therefore severe storms are rare.

Located north of the equator in the Indian Ocean, the island nation of the Maldives enjoys a hot tropical climate, with plenty of sunshine and high humidity. The southwest monsoon brings the rainy season, and typically runs from May to October. During this time the Maldives see strong winds, torrential rain and rough seas, with conditions peaking between June and September. Throughout the rainy season, however, there are still plenty of sunny days and the temperatures remain high, rarely dropping below 25C. Rain can fall any time during the year, however showers in the tourist season usually being short-lived.

Daily temperature ranges from around 31c during the day to 23c at night. The mean daily maximum temperature for central parts (Male) is 30.5c and minimum temperature is 25.7c. The temperature changes very little in every 24 hours the day-equals-night clock with sunny days throughout the year is seasoned only with the two-monsoons that prevail in the region.  Rain can occur at any time and often without the slightest warning!

The best time to visit the Maldives is between November and April, when the weather is dry and sunny, and the region receives up to 10 hours of sunshine per day. The Maldives see very little variation in temperatures and length of days even as the seasons change,

Annual Rainfall
1796.3 mm

Average Daily Sunshine
8 hrs

Maximum Temperature
31.1C

Minimum Temperature
25.5C

Humidity %
79%

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