Check the weather before travelling to Maldives !
It’s very important to choose the right time for travelling to Maldives before you book anything, I believe it’s more important than to choose the perfect Resort or Island…Some people came to the Maldives without planing and in the wrong period of the year and left bit disappointed, because they came during rainy days and they didn’t experience and feel the real Maldives and see the turquoise water, despite that Maldives is paradise all the year around… So you need to book your stay in Maldives during the perfect time of the year.
The Weather in Maldives and the best time to travel to this Paradise ?
Maldives has 2 seasons, rainy season and dry season and every season last for 6 months almost. Simply the best time to visit Maldives is between November to April. As I am living in Maldives, I advice always coming from end of December/ beginning of January to middle of April as the second half of April is transition to rainy season and from May and especially June and July (considered low season) has heavy rain…But the frequency of the rain it vary from the atolls on the south and the atolls in the north. So from May to October it’s considered rainy season however the rates of resort rooms are lower especially in from June to August comparing to other periods of the year ( from end of December to middle of January is the peak season and the prices are the highest ).
But even if you come during the rainy season it doesn’t mean that you will not encounter sunny days, there is always sunny days and it depend of your luck. And most of the time during the rainy season, in the morning it’s sunny and then in afternoon start the rain and sometimes just quick and light rain…
1- Temperature in Maldives
The Maldives has a warm and humid climate that persists year-round. The vast bodies of water surrounding the small islands help to moderate temperatures, which typically range from 25°C to 32°C on average. Seasonal fluctuations in temperature occur due to the influence of the monsoon, with the warmest months being March and April, extending until the onset of the southwest monsoon in mid-May. The Kadhdhoo Meteorological Office recorded the highest temperature ever in the Maldives, reaching 36.0°C on September 12, 1991. On the other hand, the lowest temperature ever recorded in the Maldives was 18.2°C on December 23, 2002, at the Hanimaadhoo Meteorological Office.
2- Rainfall in Maldives
The amount of rainfall in the Maldives varies throughout the two monsoon seasons, with the southwest monsoon experiencing more rainfall. This seasonal pattern is evident in a graph that displays the average monthly rainfall across the northern, central, and southern atolls. Across the length of the Maldives, the amount of annual rainfall increases from north to south. On average, the southern atolls receive the highest amount of rainfall at approximately 2,218 mm per year, while the central and northern atolls receive 1,966 mm and 1,779 mm, respectively. On November 24, 2015, the meteorological office in Addu City recorded the heaviest 24-hour rainfall of 228 mm. Typically, rainfall is in the form of showers that do not persist for long periods, and there are often sunny intervals in between.
The average temperature and Rainfall in Maldives during the 12 Months
January: Average temperature is 29°C (84°F), and average rainfall is 92mm
February: Average temperature is 29°C (84°F), and average rainfall is 22mm.
March: Average temperature is 30°C (86°F), and average rainfall is 39mm.
April: Average temperature is 31°C (88°F), and average rainfall is 90mm.
May: Average temperature is 30°C (86°F), and average rainfall is 216mm.
June: Average temperature is 30°C (86°F), and average rainfall is 167mm.
July: Average temperature is 29°C (84°F), and average rainfall is 147mm.
August: Average temperature is 29°C (84°F), and average rainfall is 163mm.
September: Average temperature is 29°C (84°F), and average rainfall is 226mm.
October: Average temperature is 29°C (84°F), and average rainfall is 231mm.
November: Average temperature is 29°C (84°F), and average rainfall is 220mm.
December: Average temperature is 29°C (84°F), and average rainfall is 198mm.
3- Sunshine in Maldives
Due to its equatorial location, the Maldives enjoys an abundance of sunshine throughout the year. An accompanying graph displays the average monthly sunshine duration for three regions of the country, revealing that the average sunshine hours are slightly higher during the northeast monsoon season compared to the southwest monsoon season. On average, the months of January, February, and March experience 10-11 hours of sunshine per day, while the remaining months receive 7-9 hours of sunlight.
Weather Instruments in Maldives
The Maldives Meteorological Service operates weather stations throughout the country to gather meteorological data. These weather stations are located on several islands throughout the Maldives archipelago.
What’s the Conclusion ?
As you can see in the end, the Maldives has warm temperatures and high humidity levels year-round, with occasional rain showers during the wet season. Whether you’re planning to visit the Maldives during the dry season or the wet season, for sure you will have a memorable trip filled with sun, sand, and sea.
Book your budget Holidays in Maldives in the Right Time
Maldives on a budget ? Yes, it’s possible ! You can definitely travel to the sunny side of life and enjoy this paradise starting from 50$ per night only during the Wet Season and from 60$ during the Dry Season, including all taxes, on double room on bed with free breakfast. You can also take the public ferry from Airport to one the our local islands just for 2$ only ! If you choose to stay in one our local islands, you will discover the real Maldives and you will experience the Maldivian culture and meet the friendly hospitable local people, plus you will support the local Economy at that time.
One of of our recommended and preferred local islands in Maldives in Kaafu Atoll is Gulhi Island, a real quiet paradise that is located just 20 min from Velana International Airport. Check our detailed Blog Post about Gulhi here and we will be glad to host you in our House in Gulhi.