Climate in Maldives

The temperature in the Maldives is hot throughout the year and, although the humidity is relatively high, the constant sea breezes help to keep the air moving and give some relief from the heat. The weather in the Maldives is fairly constant throughout the year, with average daily temperatures ranging from 87°F (31°C) to 78°F (26°C).

Although there aren't four distinct seasons, there is a wet season in the Maldives, which runs from April to October, when strong winds can also be expected and the weather gradually gets colder (although not by much).

The best time to visit the Maldives is between mid-December and April, during the dry season, when the weather is hot and pleasant and there is little wind. However, this is also the tourist high season, and resorts are not only more expensive and crowded but often fully booked and difficult to get into. Prices are a little less expensive in March and April, particulary outside the Easter school holidays, but the climate is still ideal for a relaxing beach holiday.

Some travellers prefer to brave the wet season to enjoy a more peaceful and private holiday at more reasonable prices. The best time for a diving or snorkeling is between December and May, when the winds blow from the northeast, the sky is clear and the seas are calm.