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The weather for Maldives, represented by Male, shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by MeteoBlue. Find out more about our data sources.

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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.

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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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