Seychelles climate guide

Temperature in Seychelles (°C)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max temperature (daytime)
29°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Seychelles (Mahe)29
29°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Seychelles (Mahe)29
30°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Seychelles (Mahe)30
30°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Seychelles (Mahe)30
29°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Seychelles (Mahe)29
28°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Seychelles (Mahe)28
27°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Seychelles (Mahe)27
27°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Seychelles (Mahe)27
28°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Seychelles (Mahe)28
29°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Seychelles (Mahe)29
29°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Seychelles (Mahe)29
29°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Seychelles (Mahe)29
Min temperature (night-time)
23°C minimum night-time temperature in January in Seychelles (Mahe)23
24°C minimum night-time temperature in February in Seychelles (Mahe)24
24°C minimum night-time temperature in March in Seychelles (Mahe)24
24°C minimum night-time temperature in April in Seychelles (Mahe)24
25°C minimum night-time temperature in May in Seychelles (Mahe)25
24°C minimum night-time temperature in June in Seychelles (Mahe)24
23°C minimum night-time temperature in July in Seychelles (Mahe)23
23°C minimum night-time temperature in August in Seychelles (Mahe)23
24°C minimum night-time temperature in September in Seychelles (Mahe)24
23°C minimum night-time temperature in October in Seychelles (Mahe)23
23°C minimum night-time temperature in November in Seychelles (Mahe)23
23°C minimum night-time temperature in December in Seychelles (Mahe)23
Sea temperature
28°C sea temperature in January in Seychelles (Mahe)28
29°C sea temperature in February in Seychelles (Mahe)29
29°C sea temperature in March in Seychelles (Mahe)29
30°C sea temperature in April in Seychelles (Mahe)30
29°C sea temperature in May in Seychelles (Mahe)29
27°C sea temperature in June in Seychelles (Mahe)27
26°C sea temperature in July in Seychelles (Mahe)26
26°C sea temperature in August in Seychelles (Mahe)26
27°C sea temperature in September in Seychelles (Mahe)27
28°C sea temperature in October in Seychelles (Mahe)28
28°C sea temperature in November in Seychelles (Mahe)28
28°C sea temperature in December in Seychelles (Mahe)28

Sunshine & Daylight in Seychelles

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily hours of sunshine
Daily hours of daylight
12 hours of daylight per day in January in Seychelles (Mahe)12
12 hours of daylight per day in February in Seychelles (Mahe)12
12 hours of daylight per day in March in Seychelles (Mahe)12
12 hours of daylight per day in April in Seychelles (Mahe)12
12 hours of daylight per day in May in Seychelles (Mahe)12
12 hours of daylight per day in June in Seychelles (Mahe)12
12 hours of daylight per day in July in Seychelles (Mahe)12
12 hours of daylight per day in August in Seychelles (Mahe)12
12 hours of daylight per day in September in Seychelles (Mahe)12
12 hours of daylight per day in October in Seychelles (Mahe)12
12 hours of daylight per day in November in Seychelles (Mahe)12
12 hours of daylight per day in December in Seychelles (Mahe)12

Rainfall in Seychelles

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Number of days with some rain
19 days with some rainfall in January in Seychelles (Mahe)19
14 days with some rainfall in February in Seychelles (Mahe)14
14 days with some rainfall in March in Seychelles (Mahe)14
17 days with some rainfall in April in Seychelles (Mahe)17
15 days with some rainfall in May in Seychelles (Mahe)15
17 days with some rainfall in June in Seychelles (Mahe)17
16 days with some rainfall in July in Seychelles (Mahe)16
17 days with some rainfall in August in Seychelles (Mahe)17
15 days with some rainfall in September in Seychelles (Mahe)15
15 days with some rainfall in October in Seychelles (Mahe)15
17 days with some rainfall in November in Seychelles (Mahe)17
22 days with some rainfall in December in Seychelles (Mahe)22
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
381 mm monthly rainfall in January in Seychelles (Mahe)381
279 mm monthly rainfall in February in Seychelles (Mahe)279
189 mm monthly rainfall in March in Seychelles (Mahe)189
178 mm monthly rainfall in April in Seychelles (Mahe)178
133 mm monthly rainfall in May in Seychelles (Mahe)133
66 mm monthly rainfall in June in Seychelles (Mahe)66
81 mm monthly rainfall in July in Seychelles (Mahe)81
117 mm monthly rainfall in August in Seychelles (Mahe)117
134 mm monthly rainfall in September in Seychelles (Mahe)134
206 mm monthly rainfall in October in Seychelles (Mahe)206
223 mm monthly rainfall in November in Seychelles (Mahe)223
271 mm monthly rainfall in December in Seychelles (Mahe)271

More climate for Seychelles

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
UV Index (Maximum)
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in January in Seychelles (Mahe)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in February in Seychelles (Mahe)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in March in Seychelles (Mahe)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in April in Seychelles (Mahe)11
UV (maximum) index 11 (Extreme) in May in Seychelles (Mahe)11
UV (maximum) index 10 (Very High) in June in Seychelles (Mahe)10
UV (maximum) index 10 (Very High) in July in Seychelles (Mahe)10
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in August in Seychelles (Mahe)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in September in Seychelles (Mahe)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in October in Seychelles (Mahe)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in November in Seychelles (Mahe)11
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in December in Seychelles (Mahe)11
Heat & Humidity
Moderate heat & humidity in January in Seychelles (Mahe)M
High heat & humidity in February in Seychelles (Mahe)H
High heat & humidity in March in Seychelles (Mahe)H
High heat & humidity in April in Seychelles (Mahe)H
High heat & humidity in May in Seychelles (Mahe)H
Moderate heat & humidity in June in Seychelles (Mahe)M
Moderate heat & humidity in July in Seychelles (Mahe)M
Moderate heat & humidity in August in Seychelles (Mahe)M
Moderate heat & humidity in September in Seychelles (Mahe)M
Moderate heat & humidity in October in Seychelles (Mahe)M
High heat & humidity in November in Seychelles (Mahe)H
Moderate heat & humidity in December in Seychelles (Mahe)M

Note: 0 = None, L = Low, M = Moderate, H = High, VH = Very high, E = Extreme

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The climate guide for Seychelles, represented by Mahe, shows long term monthly weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia), the Met Office & the Netherlands Meteorological Institute. Find out more about our data sources.

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Seychelles climate overview

The Seychelles is an archipelago of islands spread out over the western Indian Ocean just south of the equator. It is noted for its steeply sloping mountains, lush green vegetation and spectacular giant granite boulders that tower over many of its beaches.

The islands of Mahe, Praslin and La Digue are those most frequently visited by holidaymakers. Travel to most of the other islands is also possible but in some cases only by sea, while the island of Aldabra is a restricted conservation area and can only be visited with a permit.

The Seychelles has a tropical climate with rainfall and heat and humidity in all months. It is generally warm with temperatures rarely falling below 23°C (73°F) at any time of the year.

The wettest time coincides with the Southern Hemisphere summer that runs from November to March. It is marked by the onset of the north-west monsoon and light westerly winds. Seychelles lies outside the cyclone belt however seas can become rough when cyclones pass to the south of the islands.

Rainfall reaches its peak in January when torrential afternoon downfalls are likely. However there are still long periods of sunshine at this time of year and in fact there can also be days with no rain at all.

By April the rains subside significantly as the north-west monsoon weakens. This is the time of year when temperatures are at their highest, and heat and humidity is very high, however seas are calm and clear.

Then in May the winds start to blow from the opposite direction as the south-east monsoon pick-ups. This heralds the approach of the driest and sunniest time of year however it is also the windiest.

By August the winds have reached their peak, and at south and east facing beaches the sea can sometimes be rough. At such times boat journeys between islands can be quite uncomfortable.

By the end of September the trade winds weaken as rain approaches once more from the west. However in October, as with April, there is another lull in the weather, and particularly the wind, before the onset of the north-west monsoon once again.

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