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January is the coldest month of the year in the Maldives with the low temperature average hovering at 77°F (25°C) and the high temperature average measuring in at 84°F (29°C).
In February, the average high temperature remains at 84°F (29°C). In contrast, the average low temperature increases by a few degrees to 79°F (226°C). February is also the driest and sunniest month of the year receiving 50 mm of rainfall and 10 hours of daily average sunshine.
March sees temperatures continuing its upward trend. The average low and average high temperature increase to 81°F (27°C) and 86°F (30°C) respectively.
Maldives Weather in April: It’s the perfect time to hit the beaches in April with sea temperatures nice and warm at 86°F (30°C). While the low temperature average remains at 81°F (27°C), the high temperature average increases to 88°F (31°C) making April the hottest month of the year.
In May, the climate cools slightly as the average low temperature decreases to 79°F (26°C). The average high temperature also sees a small decrease to 86°F (30°C).
June sees the precipitation levels shoot up to 216 mm. The high temperature average falls to 84°F (29°C) while the low temperature average remains at 79°F (26°C).
In July, both the average low temperature and average high temperature stay exactly the same at 79°F (26°C) and 84°F (29°C) respectively.
Maldives Weather in August: Daily sunshine averages in the Maldives fall to 7 hours in August as the rainy season picks up. The low temperature average and high temperature average remain the same for the third month running.
September brings even more rainfall to the Maldives with the precipitation averages at 216 mm. As with the three preceding months, the average high temperature remains at 84°F (29°C). Meanwhile, the average low temperature decreases to 77°F (25°C).
In October, the temperatures remain exactly the same with the Maldives’ cold season coming close to an end.
November brings shorter days to this beautiful tropical locale with just 6 hours of daily average sunshine. While the high temperature average remains at 84°F (29°C), the low temperature average decreases by a couple of degrees to 75°F (24°C).
Maldives Weather in December: It’s the rainiest month of the year in December with the average rainfall peaking at 232 mm. In December, the average high temperature remains, yet again, at 84°F (29°C). The low temperature average rises to 77°F (25°C).
The gorgeous white beaches and perfect lagoons of the Maldives are a major draw for tourists all year around. Despite this, there are key seasons which offer some particular activities to suit different travelers. For long sunny days and the best of the Maldives’ party season, the best time to visit is between the long summer season from December through April. The colder season of Maldives runs from May to November. This season is the best time for travelers who want to enjoy land sports like beach volleyball or to hit the saunas of the resorts. The Maldives’ winter season is also the best time for divers and snorkel enthusiasts to visit as well as other water sports like windsurfing and jet-skiing.