August falls in the middle of the dry season at a time when the southeast trade winds bring windy conditions to the Seychelles.
You can expect hot, sunny days and cooling sea breezes, with some rainfall that generally falls in short bursts during the night or late afternoon.
August – one of the coolest months of the year – receives an average daily high temperature of 28°C (82°F) with a night-time low of 24°C (75°F).
Sea breezes are especially strong on southeast facing beaches. If you wish to avoid windy conditions head to a northwest facing beach.
How hot is it in the Seychelles in August?
Daytime high temperatures in the Seychelles average 28°C (82°F) in August, with moderate heat and humidity, falling to a night-time low of 24°C (75°F).
How sunny is it in the Seychelles in August?
There are normally eight hours of bright sunshine each day in the Seychelles in August – that's around 63% of daylight hours.
Sunrise & sunset in August?
Sunrise is around 6:24am with sunset around 6:21pm.
How warm is the sea around the Seychelles in August?
The average sea temperature around the Seychelles in August is 26°C (78°F).
Does it rain in the Seychelles in August?
There are usually six days with some rain in the Seychelles in August, and the average monthly rainfall is 41mm (2in).
How windy is it in the Seychelles in August?
August sees an average wind speed of 27 kilometres per hour (17 mph; 15 knots).
What to do in the Seychelles in August?
While the strong winds can make the water chopping for swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving, August is a great time for windsurfing and sailing as well as hiking and walking around the islands. August is also good for birdwatching.
Assumption Day – 15th August.
This is the peak holiday season in the Seychelles. August can be busy with school holiday crowds. Flights and hotel rooms should be booked in advance to avoid disappointment.
|High Temp: 28°C (82°F)|
|Low Temp: 24°C (75°F)|
|Sunshine: 8 hours per day|
|Daylight: 12 hours per day|
|Wind speed: 27km/h (17 mph; 15 knots)|
|Wet Days: 6 days with some rain|
|Rainfall: 41mm (2in) per month|
|Comfort Level: Moderate heat & 85% humidity|
|UV Index: Extreme|
|Sea Temp: 26°C (78°F)|
|Mahé Island, Seychelles|
The best time to visit the Seychelles is during the dry season between May and October, when the tropical high temperatures are cooled by sea breezes.
Note: Meteorological data for the Seychelles is based on weather statistics gathered for the period 1991 to 2020, and is sourced from the Seychelles National Meteorological Services at the closest weather station, Seychelles International Airport (SEZ), located around 10km (6mi) south of the capital, Victoria, on Mahé Island. Additional climate data is sourced from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.
Latest update: Seychelles weather in August: 4 October, 2023
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