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Maldives Climate & Weather

Maldives Climate and Weather


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 (30.4°C) to 78°F (25.9°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 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. Some travellers prefer to brave the wet season to enjoy a more peaceful and private holiday at more reasonable prices. November and April are the best months to travel to the Maldives if you are planning to do a lot of scuba diving and snorkelling.


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