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As an archipelago, the Republic of Maldives comprises of 26 small islands in the Laccadive Sea. As you might expect, these islands are prone to variable rainfall levels and can be completely unpredictable, even varying from one island to the next. What you might not expect is that temperatures stay relatively consistent throughout the year, so whilst you can’t always depend on the weather, the temperatures do normally stay consistent.
With temperatures averaging 27°C in September, October, November, December and January independently, these months technically class as the coldest in Maldives. Of course, it’s unlikely that anyone would avoid a visit because of that fact! 27°C would still be classed as a high temperature to most people visiting the Maldives, and average high and low temperatures are 29°C and 24°C. In September, October and December you can expect the highest levels of rainfall at an average of 243mm in September. January, on the other hand, is usually a much drier month with average rainfall of just 75mm.
February has an average temperature of 28°C across the island country of Maldives, with an average high of 29°C and an average low of 26°C. It’s also typically the driest month of the year, with an average rainfall level of just 50mm. Images of the Maldives islands typically show the palm-lined white beaches on days with very few clouds in the sky, and if you’re looking for the holiday brochure experience then you’re most likely to find it in February.
In March and April, average temperatures are at their highest at 29°C (with average highs and lows of 31°C and 27°C respectively). March is normally drier than April, but neither of these months have particularly high levels of rainfall. These are excellent choices if you don’t mind a few wetter days, and if you want to enjoy the Maldives at their temperature peak. There will be plenty of opportunities for relaxing on the beach, even if occasionally you might decide to retreat indoors to a spa!
Monthly average temperatures are 28°C in May, June, July and August, though all of these months have relatively high levels of rainfall when compared to the rest of the year, which may be something to bear in mind if you’re deciding when to visit Maldives. Average highs through these months are 30°C and average lows are 26°C. Typically May sees significantly more rain than June and July. Don’t think that the rain will spoil your fun, though. Many people enjoy all of the same outdoor activities, or choose to enjoy indoor relaxation. It can be incredibly soothing to watch the heavy raindrops bouncing off-shore, or to see them falling on a neighbouring island.
Please view this as an indicative guide of the typical seasonal weather you could expect and not a definitive forecast.