Pristine white beaches, the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, and excellent accommodation are a few draws of the destination; however, the unwavering tropical weather is what attracts most tourists. The climate of the Maldives remains virtually unchanged throughout the year. Every day is hot and sunny, even during the rainy season. The average temperature of the Maldives is 83 degrees Fahrenheit.
The Maldives has a dry season and a wet season. The dry season, with temperatures varying from 77 degrees Fahrenheit to 89 degrees Fahrenheit, runs from November to April. The rainy season, or the monsoon season, is from May to October, with temperatures ranging from 77 degrees to 87 degrees. April is the hottest month, and the coldest month is December. October is the wettest month, and May is the windiest month.
Visiting during the rainy season
Although the rainy season doesn’t see constant rain showers, there can be heavy storms during the afternoons. This makes activities like surfing, diving, and snorkelling risky. However, on the plus side, the rainy season brings you amazing accommodation deals with the best prices – you might be able to enjoy your vacation at the best Maldives resort without having to empty your pockets.
Visiting during the dry season
The dry season is the best time to visit. Sightseeing, water sports, and island hopping are best enjoyed during the dry season. This is also when the Maldives is the most crowded, which means that resorts the likes of Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon are normally high in demand during this time.
What to pack
Pack summer clothes and swimsuits. Don’t forget your sunhat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Get yourself an underwater camera if you plan to spend most of your time diving. Also, make sure that your sun lotion is reef safe.