Weather & When is the best time to travel to Maldives

  • October 15, 2017
Be weather wise. Find the best time to visit Maldives.

Having to spend the perfect vacation in your dream destination requires a lot of research, to ensure that you make the most out of it. Things like where to stay, what to bring and other tips

One of the things you should consider is the time of your stay in the Maldives. Is it considered peak season? Would it be raining, or would the sun be too harsh for your family to enjoy the beach?

Here are the things you need to know about the general climate in the best tropical island in the world to help you plan your dream vacation better:

This trip to Maldives depends on upon the seasonal climate and weather of Maldives.However, Maldives with its sugary white beaches, lush vegetation, pristine lagoons and serene Atolls, remain exotic and mysterious all the time.

But before you seek to know the best time to visit Maldives, you should know whether you prefer the warm and sunny summers or the cool and wet rainy seasons.

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Climate of Maldives

The Maldives is a tropical country, located on the Indian Ocean. This means that most of the days have a hot, dry and humid weather. The Maldives has a benign climate, with year-round temperatures between 79F and 86F (26C-30C).

Being a tropical country that it is, the Maldivian islands and atolls experience two types of seasons each year: wet and dry. During the wet season, monsoons affect the weather in the country. On the dry season, the weather is generally fine, but sometimes the heat can be too much, especially for young kids.

Every May-November, the Maldives experiences the wet season, while the dry season is experienced during December to April.

Maldives during Summer:

If you are looking for some extra hours of fun under the sun, then you should visit Maldives during the months of December to April, which is dry seasons. This way, you can use the dry time to tour the city as well and go island hopping to different atolls, since the waves are generally calmer during these months.

But, since people flock during the peak season, beach resorts and hotels take advantage of this and set higher rates. Beaches are also more crowded as well.

Maldives during the Rainy Season:

Although you’ll experience some rain during your trip, some prefer traveling when the Maldives experience a much cooler weather. At the same time, you’ll have the least company and best prices at the resorts.It never suffers from tornadoes though it does have a monsoon season in November which is best avoided and unsettled weather can persist well into December, though then the rain tends to be, in short, afternoon bursts only.

Surfers and adventure seekers also opt to go to the Maldives during the rainy season in order for them to catch the biggest waves, while divers enjoy seeing the most life on the reefs when the water is so much colder in this season.

 Perfect bonus travel tips:

•Christmas and New Year being the most expensive time to travel.
• The perfect months are January, February, and March when the sky is blue and the water so calm it could be glass.
• April is a ‘shoulder’ period, the prices are lower.
• May is the start of the low season, the weather is less predictable but rarely bad enough to disturb your stay.

Maldives’ weather is not as simples as good when it’s dry and bad when it’s raining. Some days during the dry season can have some bad days, bringing rains, cloudy skies and strong winds which might disrupt your stay. At the same time, the wet season doesn’t always mean its pouring every day, monsoons are very complicated in this region of the world. They change each year and are themselves subject to inner cycles.

So it is better to do your research prior to your stay so that you can be notified of the weather forecast in the country.