October is a great time to visit the Seychelles; you can expect hot, balmy days with clear sunny skies – perfect for lounging on the beach.
October falls during a transitional season change at a time when the trade winds change direction: the dry, windy southeast trades fade while the wet northwest trades have yet to arrive.
There is little wind and the sea temperature is almost as warm as the air, with great visibility, providing perfect conditions for swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving.
How hot is it in the Seychelles in October?
Daytime high temperatures in the Seychelles average 30°C (86°F) in October, with high heat and humidity, falling to a night-time low of 24°C (75°F).
How sunny is it in the Seychelles in October?
There are normally seven hours of bright sunshine each day in the Seychelles in October – that's around 58% of daylight hours.
Sunrise & sunset in October?
Sunrise is around 6am with sunset around 6:10pm.
How warm is the sea around the Seychelles in October?
The average sea temperature around the Seychelles in October is 28°C (82°F).
Does it rain in the Seychelles in October?
There are usually 10 days with some rain in the Seychelles in October, and the average monthly rainfall is 83mm (3in).
How windy is it in the Seychelles in October?
October sees an average wind speed of 18 kilometres per hour (11 mph; 10 knots).
What to do in the Seychelles in October?
October is a good time for swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving. October is also good for birdwatching and game fishing.
None. This is considered shoulder season in the Seychelles, however, flights and hotel rooms should still be booked in advance to avoid disappointment.
|High Temp: 30°C (86°F)|
|Low Temp: 24°C (75°F)|
|Sunshine: 7 hours per day|
|Daylight: 12 hours per day|
|Wind speed: 18km/h (11 mph; 10 knots)|
|Wet Days: 10 days with some rain|
|Rainfall: 83mm (3in) per month|
|Comfort Level: Moderate heat & 80% humidity|
|UV Index: Extreme|
|Sea Temp: 28°C (82°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 October: 4 October, 2023
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