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When is the best time to visit Maldives?

The best months to visit Maldives are January, February, March, April, for the best beach weather, the most sunshine and optimal sunbathing and swimming conditions with the least chance of rain.

The sea is best for swimming between March and July when the sea temperature is above the average 28°C (83°F) which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

Can you sunbathe in Maldives year round?

Yes, you can sunbathe in Maldives all year round.

The coolest month in Maldives is December when the average maximum temperature is 30°C (86°F), average temperature is 28°C (82°F) and average minimum temperature is 26°C (79°F).

More info about the annual temperatures and sunshine.

Can you swim in Maldives year round?

Yes, you can swim in Maldives all year round.

The warmest sea water temperatures in Maldives are found in May when they peak at 30°C (86°F) and lowest in January when they dip to 28°C (82°F).

The sea is excellent for swimming all year round as the water temperature is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

More info about the annual sea temperatures

When is the hottest month in Maldives?

The hottest month in Maldives is April when the average maximum temperature is very hot 32°C (89°F), average temperature is 30°C (85°F) and average minimum temperature is 28°C (82°F).

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When is the coldest month in Maldives?

The coolest month in Maldives is December when the average maximum temperature is 30°C (86°F), average temperature is 28°C (82°F) and average minimum temperature is 26°C (79°F).

More info about the annual temperatures and sunshine

When is the sunniest month in Maldives?

The sunniest days in Maldives are in January which has the most hours of sunshine per day with an average of 8.3 hours of sunshine per day. January is sunny but overcast at times with long bright days.

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When is the least sunny month in Maldives?

June has the least sunshine with an average of 5.3 hours of sunshine per day. June is quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies.

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When is the driest month in Maldives?

The driest month in Maldives is February with 0.2cm (0.1inches) of rain and the least days of rain with 5 days with some rain, a very dry time to visit the beach.

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When is the wettest month in Maldives?

The wettest month in Maldives is May with 4.6cm (1.8inches) of rain and November has the most days of rain with 18.4 days with some rain, a wet time to visit the beach.

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When is the sea the coldest in Maldives?

The coldest sea water temperatures in Maldives are found in January when they dip to 28°C (82°F) which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

More info about the annual sea temperatures.

When is the sea the warmest in Maldives?

The warmest sea water temperatures in Maldives are found in May when they peak at 30°C (86°F) which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

More info about the annual sea temperatures.

When is the most humid month in Maldives?

The most humid month in Maldives is May with a dew point (an indicator of humidity) of 27°C (80°F) which is extremely humid and uncomfortable unless you are on a beach. At night you would most likely require airconditioning.

More info about the annual humidity.

When is the least humid month in Maldives?

The least humid month in Maldives is January with a dew point of 25°C (77°F) which is very uncomfortable and fairly oppressive unless you are on a beach. At night you would most likely require airconditioning.

More info about the annual humidity.

When is the windiest month in Maldives?

The most windy month in Maldives is May when the average maximum windspeed is 28KM/H (18MPH) and the average wind speed is 19KM/H (12MPH).

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Annual Temperature for Maldives

The hottest month in Maldives is April when the average maximum temperature is 32°C (89°F), average temperature is 30°C (85°F) and average minimum temperature is 28°C (82°F).

The coolest month in Maldives is December when the average maximum temperature is 30°C (30°F), average temperature is 28°C (82°F) and average minimum temperature is 26°C (79°F).

Annual Sunshine for Maldives

The longest days in Maldives are in June, with an average of 12.4 hours of daylight per day. January has the shortest days with an average of 11.9 hours of daylight per day.

The sunniest days in Maldives are in January which has the most hours of sunshine per day with an average of 8.3 hours of sunshine per day, making it sunny but overcast at times with long bright days.

June has the least sunshine with an average of 5.3 hours of sunshine per day, making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies.

The ultraviolet index is the highest in March when it reaches 15.1 and lowest in December when it reaches 11.9.

An ultraviolet index reading above 11 indicates an extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 10 minutes. Take all precautions because unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Annual Sea Temperature for Maldives

The warmest sea water temperatures in Maldives are found in May when they peak at 30°C (86°F) and lowest in January when they dip to 28°C (82°F).

The sea is excellent for swimming all year round as the water temperature is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

Annual Rainfall for Maldives

The wettest month in Maldives is May with 4.6cm (1.8inches) of rain and November has the most days of rain with 18.4 days with some rain, a wet time to visit the beach.

The driest month in Maldives is February with 0.2cm (0.1inches) of rain and the least days of rain with 5 days with some rain, a very dry time to visit the beach.

Annual Humidity for Maldives

The most humid month in Maldives is May with a dew point (an indicator of humidity) of 27°C (80°F) which is extremely humid and uncomfortable unless you are on a beach. At night you would most likely require airconditioning.

The least humid month in Maldives is January with a dew point of 25°C (77°F) which is very uncomfortable and fairly oppressive unless you are on a beach. At night you would most likely require airconditioning.

Annual Wind Speed for Maldives

The most windy month in Maldives is May when the average maximum windspeed is 28KM/H (18MPH) and the average wind speed is 19KM/H (12MPH).

The least windy month in Maldives is March when the average maximum windspeed is 19KM/H (12MPH) and the average wind speed is 12KM/H (8MPH).

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