Weather Maldives
The Tropics at its Best

Read about Weather Maldives before planning your vacation -The proximity of Maldives to the equator would inevitably mean rising mercury levels but the effect is neutralized by the goodness of the sea, as it makes the heat more comfortable.

Due to the consistency of the pattern of weather Maldives the modern methods of weather forecast has not been able to do away with the traditional method that is carried out by the local fishermen.


The temperature of Maldives ranges between 23°C and 32°C and is generally close to 30°C with the mercury dipping only slightly at night. The weather Maldives would have been quite hot and uncomfortable had it not been for the sea.

Even during the mid-day when the temperature is at its peak, it is not as unbearable as it would have been in the absence of the sea. For the most part of the year Maldives hardly encounters a major change in its temperature and climate. Maldives can be the perfect holiday locale for you if you are looking for the sun.

Weather Maldives - Seasons

The best season in Maldives is during the months between November and March. What is more alluring for tourists is that this is the period when the weather in Europe is quite unpleasant.

If you are looking for too many seasonal variations Maldives is not the place for you. It has a year round sun with the intervention of only two monsoons. However, you may be caught unawares by a short shower at any time.

Weather Maldives - Monsoons

As already mentioned, Maldives encounters two monsoons- the Southwest monsoon and the Northeast monsoon- when the air currents flow from opposite directions. The former occurs in June and July and the latter is said to be a good time for fishing.

The worst rainstorms are encountered between May and October. The Maldives weather is not really predictable, as it may be quite sunny in the hours when it is not raining during the monsoon.

Weather Maldives - In Maldives own tongue

Maldivian people have their own weather calendar that is founded on the interplay among the sun, moon, the stars and their rising and setting. A sequence of about 2 weeks’ interludes, each of which has a definite and expected weather condition, called the Nakaiy forms the calendar.

The Northeast monsoon is called the Iruvai that is made up of 9 Nakaiy while the stronger Southwest one is known as the Hulhangu that comprises of 18 Nakaiy. Each Nakaiy has its name too like the first Nakaiy of Hulhangu is called Assidha while the sixth one is called Adha.

Again the period between 10th December and 22nd December forms the first part of Iruvai and is called Mula. This shows how well the locals understand the weather Maldives.

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