Maldives weather in April

April is a good time to visit the Maldives but only if you like very hot weather.

April marks the onset of the wet monsoon season in the Maldives, with an increase in rain and strong winds during the course of the month.

Temperatures remain high but with growing rainfalls that may continue for a few days.

If you do plan to visit the Maldives in April, it’s probably best to arrive at the beginning of the month, so as to avoid the wet weather that generally occurs towards the latter half of the month.

How hot is it in the Maldives in April?
Daytime high temperatures in the Maldives average 32°C (89°F) in April, with high heat and humidity, falling to a night-time low of 27°C (80°F).

April is the hottest month of the year in the Maldives.

How sunny is it in the Maldives in April?
There are normally eight hours of bright sunshine each day in the Maldives in April – that's around 66% of daylight hours.

Sunrise & sunset in April?
Sunrise is around 6:00am with sunset around 6:12pm.

How warm is the sea around the Maldives in April?
The average sea temperature around the Maldives in April is 30°C (86°F).

Does it rain in the Maldives in April?
There are usually nine days with some rain in the Maldives in April, and the average monthly rainfall is 125mm (5in).

How windy is it in the Maldives in April?
April sees an average wind speed of 13 kilometres per hour (8 mph; 7 knots).

What to do in the Maldives in April?
Apart from lazing on the beach or poolside, and with little wind, April is especially good for swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving as well as surfing, windsurfing, cruising and game fishing.

Local holidays?
First of Ramazan (Start of Ramadan) – 3rd April.

This is high season. April can be busy with school holiday crowds. Flights and hotel rooms should be booked in advance to avoid disappointment.

Note: Islamic holiday exact dates are subject to moon sightings and may differ from the date given. The weekend in the Maldives is observed on a Friday and Saturday.

Maldives – April weather

Temperature icon High Temp: 32°C (89°F)
temperature icon Low Temp: 27°C (80°F)
sun icon Sunshine: 8 hours per day
Moderately hot icon
Daylight: 12 hours per day
wind icon Wind speed: 13 km/h (8 mph; 7 knots)
umbrella icon Wet Days: 9 days with some rain
rain cloud Rainfall: 125mm (5in) per month
Hot icon Comfort Level: High heat & 80% humidity
Moderately hot icon
UV Index: Extreme
swimming icon Sea Temp: 30°C (86°F)
Male, Maldives

Best time to visit the Maldives

The best time to visit the Maldives is anytime from late-December to early-March when it’s mainly sunny and dry, with daytime temperatures around 28°C (82°F).

The Maldives has a hot tropical climate with a short dry season and cooling daytime sea breezes.

Maldives weather overview

Maldives weather by month

Source: Meteorological data for the Maldives is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020 from the closest weather station: Velana International Airport (MLE), located around 5km (3mi) northeast of the capital, Malé, on Hulhulé Island in North Malé Atoll. Additional climate data is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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: Maldives weather in April: 12 June, 2024

Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data and conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable. We assume no responsibility and can not be held legally responsible for any decisions made on the basis of the information presented on this site.