Weather and Climate

Plenty of sunshine and warm weather all year

Maldives has two distinct seasons; dry season (northeast monsoon) and wet season (southwest monsoon), with the former extending from January to March and the latter from mid-May to November.

As Maldives is an equatorial country the climate is tropical throughout the year wherever you are. The average temperature generally ranges between 25°C (77°F) and 31°C (88°F) during the day, falling to 23°C (73°F) at night. This would surely make your stay in the Maldives a pleasant one.


The Maldives has 2 distinct weather seasons, namely northeast monsoon (dry season) and southwest monsoon (wet season). Northeast monsoon starts in January and extends till March or April and southwest monsoon starts in May extending to November and December. However, in these 2 seasons, the temperature varies insignificantly. You may experience sunny days in southwest monsoon too.

The temperature does not change frequently. The weather pattern is mainly determined by the above said two monsoon seasons, in which the winds blow from opposite directions. The relatively high humidity is made tolerable by the gentle but steady sea breeze. 

With this favourable weather and beautiful surrounding, you could have a memorable vacation in the Maldives. It is also an ideal place to have a family holiday or a destination for those who love surfing and water sports as the ocean is warm even during wet season. And it is one of the best honeymoon destinations in the world.