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Maldives Weather – March

March is an excellent time to visit the Maldives.

Coming towards the end of the dry season (December to April), the weather remains hot and dry in March – perfect for catching some rays on the beach and trying out the many water sports on offer.

Sea breezes keep the heat pleasant, and there is minimal rainfall.


Maldives – March Weather Averages

Ave Temp (°C) Temperature icon  28°C (82°F)
Ave High Temp (°C) Temperature icon  31°C (88°F)
Ave Low Temp (°C) temperature icon  26°C (79°F)
Sunshine (Hrs daily) sun icon  9 hours per day
Daylight (Hrs daily) 12  12 hours per day
Comfort Level High heat icon  High heat & 77% humidity
UV Index 11  Extreme
Days with some Rain umbrella icon  6 days
Ave Rainfall (mm) rain cloud  73mm
Sea Temp (°C) swimming icon  29°C (84°F)
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Best time to visit the Maldives

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

The Maldives has a hot tropical climate with cooling daytime sea breezes. Daytime temperatures average 30°C (86°F) year-round with a low of 25°C (77°F).

Maldives Weather Overview


Maldives – Monthly Review

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Note: Meteorological data is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), with additional historical climate data sourced from the Maldives Meteorological Service.


Latest update: Maldives weather in March: 4 March, 2020


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