The best weather and the best time to visit the Maldives are between November and April. Throughout the year Maldives has hot and sunny weather with average temperatures of 23ºC-31ºC.  Rainfall depends on the monsoons. Northern atolls have time to time rainfall from May – Nov and southern atolls from Nov-Mar.

There’s not much to do on rainy days except drink, work out or scuba dive so it’s always worth paying higher prices within dry season to travel.  But it doesn’t sense off season is so bad to travel.

Maldives Annual Weather Averages

March is the hottest month in Maldives with an average temperature of 29°C (84°F) and the coldest is January at 27°C (81°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 10 in February. The wettest month is September with an average of 243mm of rain. The best month to swim in the sea is in April when the average sea temperature is 30°C (86°F).


Arrivals by Region

America recorded the highest growth across all market regions by the end of 2019, with 23.3% increase in arrivals, though amounting to only 84,794 in absolute numbers. The Africa’s saw an increase of 21.8% reaching 18,695 for the 2019 year. Asia and the Pacific experienced a sharp growth of 13.5%, which accounts for the second highest arrivals to the Maldives (705,140). Europe, the dominant market region in Maldives, accounting for half the tourist arrivals to Maldives, recorded a healthy 14.8% increase (833,939). The Middle East also observed a moderate growth of 15.1% which accounts as 60,003 arrivals by the end of 2019.

  • May to October

This long low season has a lot going for it: Fairly reasonable prices, fewer people at the resorts and optimal surf and scuba conditions are just some of the perks. You’ll encounter some brief periods of heavy rainfall, but storms usually move through the archipelago quickly. And you can expect the Maldives’ standard 80-degree temperatures during the day and night.

  • Nov – April

For sunbathers, the Maldives is glorious between December and April. As usual, visitors enjoy the warm, tropical 80s, and rainfall is infrequent during these months. However, the sea life among the reefs is also less plentiful. Plus, room rates are at their peak.