Best time to visit the Seychelles

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When is the best time to visit Seychelles?

The best time to visit Seychelles (Mahe) is June, August and September based on the following average weather conditions.

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  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Seychelles (Mahe)29
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  • 30°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Seychelles (Mahe)30
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  • 30°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Seychelles (Mahe)30
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  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Seychelles (Mahe)29
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  • 28°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Seychelles (Mahe)28
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  • 27°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Seychelles (Mahe)27
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  • 27°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Seychelles (Mahe)27
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  • 28°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Seychelles (Mahe)28
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  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Seychelles (Mahe)29
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  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Seychelles (Mahe)29
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  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Seychelles (Mahe)29
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The weather guide for Seychelles (Mahe) 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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Seychelles overview

Most of the 90 Indian Ocean islands that make up the Seychelles are low-lying although Mahe, the largest in the group, has a hilly terrain.

They lie outside the cyclone belt but rainfall everywhere is moderate to heavy all year, particularly between October and March and on their southern coasts, which are exposed to the southeast trade winds.

Source d'Argent, La Digue, Seychelles
Source d'Argent, La Digue, Seychelles © Javarman - Fotolia.com

Despite all the rain, the climate is delightfully sunny with temperatures high but tolerable and humidity tempered by soft ocean breezes - hence the islands' popularity with holidaymakers. The driest months are June to August.

What to pack for Seychelles weather

Take light clothing and anticipate rain at any time of year.

Which is the hottest month in the Seychelles?

The hottest time of year in Mahe, Seychelles is normally April. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 30°C with high heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in the Seychelles?

In terms of rainfall, January is usually the wettest month in Mahe, Seychelles with 381mm on average. There are normally 19 days in January with some rain.

When is it sunniest in the Seychelles?

The sunniest time of year in Mahe, Seychelles is normally May with bright sunshine on average for 68% of daylight hours; that's 8 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in the Seychelles?

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

Seychelles travel features

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