The Maldives weather with month by month average, the rest of the world the weather is also becoming much harder to predict. I really wish I could predict the future weather, and if I could, I should be promoted. The Maldives is over 850 km long and 150 km wide. There could be passing storms 500 km down south and it shows rain for the entire Maldives. There are one or two websites that are quite accurate up to 3 days.
The Maldives is located on the equator and as you can see on the thermometer the average temperature is 28-32 degrees Celsius throughout the year. Let’s check the water temperature; it is 24 to 28 degrees Celsius throughout the year. The highest level of the Maldives is 15 meters above sea level.
There are no mountains to hold the rains clouds for weeks in the Maldives. There are generally two main seasons.
- The North East monsoon or for us called Iruval
- The dry season and the southwest monsoon, called Hulhangu, which is our storm season the North East Monsoon or dry season is normally from November to April.
This is a peak season with lots of sunshine and a lower risk of rain. Generally, this is a period of low winds except for the occasional storm or a week of strong northerly winds at the start of this monsoon. At the end of this monsoon around the mid-April, it does become quite hot and humid. You may experience a tropical storm with lightning and thunder etc. Generally, the South West monsoon is from May to October.
The likelihood of volatile weather is mainly when there is a change of the monsoon. This is low season and generally lowers rates. Just add a few days extra if you can From May to November, you have more chances of seeing manta rays in the north. You can find manta rays on the other at different times of the year.
It is always Wales’s shark season which is found in south and north. Normally we would not have more than three to four rain events where rain lasts longer than 3 days throughout the year, maybe once a year longer than five days. You would have to be pretty unlucky to catch a week full of rain. The main thing is to get out there.
There are lots of options, you can grab a raincoat or an umbrella, leave your shoes in your room and go to have some fun. When we have a wet weather most resorts have wet weather programs with games and entertainment. Other option could be a spa treatment, Book a private yoga class or join a scheduled group activity or start a dive course.
Or just go the gym, get a nice bottle of wine and a book or stretch your creative mussels by attending our canvas painting class with the Maldivian artist. Also, the fish do not mind when it rains. So if it is only a light shower without much wind uses a protected area and has a snorkel.
Make sure you use the safe snorkeling tips. If you do not feel like going outside, maybe some enforced relaxation is just what the Doctor ordered. So order some room service and watch a good movie.