Maldives weather in July

Being wet and windy, July is definitely not the best time of year to visit the Maldives.

July sits in the middle of the wet season.

Temperatures continue to drop, humidity is 80%, the sun is seen much less and it can rain for days on end, with strong winds and an increased risk of thunderstorms.

How hot is it in the Maldives in July?
Daytime high temperatures in the Maldives average 31°C (88°F) in July, with high heat and humidity, falling to a night-time low of 26°C (78°F).

How sunny is it in the Maldives in July?
There are normally 7.5 hours of bright sunshine each day in the Maldives in July – that's around 62% of daylight hours.

Sunrise & sunset in July?
Sunrise is around 6:00am with sunset around 6:20pm.

How warm is the sea around the Maldives in July?
The average sea temperature around the Maldives in July is 29°C (84°F).

Does it rain in the Maldives in July?
July is one of the wettest months in the Maldives. There are usually 12 days with some rain in the Maldives in July, and the average monthly rainfall is 150mm (6in).

How windy is it in the Maldives in July?
July sees an average wind speed of 18 kilometres per hour (11 mph; 10 knots).

What to do in the Maldives in July?
Despite the rain, July can still offer good swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving and surfing.

Local holidays?
Hajj Day (Arafat Haj Day) – 9th Jul; Eid-ul Al'haa (Feast of the Sacrifice) – 10th Jul; Independence Day – 26th Jul.

July is in the off of low season in the Maldives.

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 – July weather

Temperature icon High Temp: 31°C (88°F)
temperature icon Low Temp: 26°C (78°F)
sun icon Sunshine: 7.5 hours per day
Moderately hot icon
Daylight: 12 hours per day
wind icon Wind speed: 18 km/h (11 mph; 10 knots)
umbrella icon Wet Days: 12 days with some rain
rain cloud Rainfall: 150mm (6in) per month
Hot icon Comfort Level: High heat & 80% humidity
Moderately hot icon
UV Index: Extreme
swimming icon Sea Temp: 29°C (84°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 July: 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.