Weather and Climate
A year-round destination
The island nation of the Maldives sits just above the Equator and with the sun shining on its beaches most days along with balmy 25-28˚C year-round temperatures, the Maldives is a destination that can be enjoyed at any time of the year.
The country is characterised by two monsoon seasons. The north-east monsoon, typically running from November through to April is known for bringing clear skies and sunshine galore. The Maldives experiences its best weather from March to May.
The south-west monsoon that typically occurs between May and October often brings more varied and less settled weather, but despite the fact that there is more rain during this time of the year, you will still get to enjoy plenty of sunshine.
Due to the geography of the Maldives and conditions elsewhere in Asia, there is a lot of weather variation among the atolls and international weather forecasts tend to be inaccurate, especially during the south-west monsoon when the resort conditions are often much better than suggested by these forecasts.