Maldives weather averages for holidays in 2017/2018

Check the Maldives weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2017/2018. Today's maximum temperature in the Maldives is expected to be 29°C, while the average maximum temperature in May is 31°C. The weather guide for the Maldives shown below is for Male. Read more about the weather in Maldives.

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Maldives weather averages

Check Maldives weather averages before you book your next holiday. The warmest month in the Maldives is April with an average maximum temperature of 32°C. The sunniest month is February with on average 10 hours of bright sunshine per day. The months with the least number of days with some rain are January and February with 5 days. The sea is at its warmest in the Maldives in April and May with an average sea temperature of 30°C. The Maldives weather averages shown below are for Male.

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Maldives weather today

Here is the weather in the Maldives today, Sunday 28th May 2017. Expect isolated thunderstorms in Maldives with a maximum temperature of 29°C, moderate levels of heat & humidity and no hours of bright sunshine. There are 30-40 mm of rainfall expected with 80% chance of some rain and a fresh breeze of 30 kph from the west. The weather forecast shown below is for Male.

  • 29
    °C maximum temperature
  • 27
    °C minimum temperature
  • isolated thunderstorms
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  • 80
    % chance of some rain
  • <40
    mm of rainfall expected
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    moderate heat & humidity
  • 30
    kph wind from W

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Maldives weather overview

The Maldives consists of over one thousand low lying islands clustered in the North Indian Ocean but only two hundred are inhabited. All have a hot, tropical climate with substantial rainfall during the southwest monsoon, which strikes between May and November. Swimming and snorkelling are at their best between December and April when rainfall is at its lowest.

Tropical beach on the island of Kuredu in the Maldives © Matsonashvili Mikhail
Tropical beach on the island of Kuredu in the Maldives © Matsonashvili Mikhail

Islands to the north can occasionally fall prey to cyclones generated in the Arabian Sea; these are most likely to hit between August and November, bringing high winds and bucketing rain.

What to pack for Maldives weather

Take very light clothes - temperatures and humidity are high throughout the year. Pack sturdy rainwear if travelling in monsoon season.

Tropical storm risk: Maldives cyclone season

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The Maldives tropical storm risk chart above shows the cyclone season for Male, Maldives.

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Maldives holiday weather averages by month

Check Maldives holiday weather averages for a particular month by selecting from the list below. Monthly weather guides include figures for temperature, rainfall, sunshine hours and sea temperature plus daily sunrise & sunset times.

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Compare Maldives weather with the USA

Below the Maldives weather chart shows maximum daytime temperature for Maldives (Male) and the USA (Washington). For more weather parameters or to change the destinations shown visit the comparison weather tool.

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