Maldives weather averages

Going to the Maldives? Find the best month to visit the Maldives based on the weather.

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Check the Maldives weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2018/2019. Today's maximum temperature in the Maldives is expected to be 29°C, while the average maximum temperature in November is 30°C. The holiday weather guide shown above is for Male.

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Maldives weather averages: best month

Maldives Best month Averages
Warmest April 32°C
Sunniest February 10 hours per day
Least rain January & February 5 days
Warmest sea April & May 30°C

Maldives climate guide

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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 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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