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When is the best time to visit Maldives?

The best time to visit Maldives (Male) is February based on the following average weather conditions.

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  • 30°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Maldives (Male)30
    Jan
  • 31°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Maldives (Male)31
    Feb
  • 31°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Maldives (Male)31
    Mar
  • 32°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Maldives (Male)32
    Apr
  • 31°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Maldives (Male)31
    May
  • 30°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Maldives (Male)30
    Jun
  • 30°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Maldives (Male)30
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  • 30°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Maldives (Male)30
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  • 30°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Maldives (Male)30
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  • 30°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Maldives (Male)30
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  • 30°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Maldives (Male)30
    Nov
  • 30°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Maldives (Male)30
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The weather guide for Maldives (Male) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Maldives 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.

Kuramathi Island Maldives
Kuramathi Island Maldives © Mac Qin - Flickr CC BY-NC 2.0

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.

Which is the hottest month in the Maldives?

The hottest time of year in Male, Maldives is normally April. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 32°C with very high heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in the Maldives?

In terms of rainfall, October is usually the wettest month in Male, Maldives with 229mm on average. There are normally 16 days in October with some rain.

When is it sunniest in the Maldives?

The sunniest time of year in Male, Maldives is normally February with bright sunshine on average for 79% of daylight hours; that's 10 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in the Maldives?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Male, Maldives in April when the water temperature reaches 30°C.

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