March is an excellent time to visit the Maldives.
Coming towards the end of the dry season, 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.
How hot is it in the Maldives in March?
Daytime high temperatures in the Maldives in March average 31°C (87°F), with high heat and humidity, falling to a night-time low of 27°C (80°F).
The hot season starts from mid-March to mid-May, with daily average high temperatures climbing above 31°C (87°F).
How sunny is it in the Maldives in March?
There are normally nine hours of bright sunshine each day in the Maldives in March – that's around 77% of daylight hours.
Sunrise & sunset in March?
Sunrise is around 6:12am with sunset around 6:17pm.
How warm is the sea around the Maldives in March?
The average sea temperature around the Maldives in March is 29°C (84°F).
Does it rain in the Maldives in March?
There are usually five days with some rain in the Maldives in March, and the average monthly rainfall is 75mm (3in).
How windy is it in the Maldives in March?
March sees an average wind speed of 12 kilometres per hour (7.5 mph; 6.5 knots).
What to do in the Maldives in March?
Apart from lazing on the beach or poolside, and with little wind, March is especially good for swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving as well as surfing, windsurfing, cruising and game fishing.
The surfing season runs from March to October.
None. This is high season. March can be busy. Flights and hotel rooms should be booked in advance to avoid disappointment.
|High Temp: 31°C (87°F)|
|Low Temp: 27°C (80°F)|
|Sunshine: 9 hours per day|
|Daylight: 12 hours per day|
|Wind speed: 12 km/h (7.5 mph; 6.5 knots)|
|Wet Days: 5 days with some rain|
|Rainfall: 75mm (3in) per month|
|Comfort Level: High heat & 77% humidity|
|UV Index: Extreme|
|Sea Temp: 29°C (84°F)|
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.
Note: Meteorological data for the Maldives is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020, and is sourced from the closest weather station, Velana International Airport (MLE), which is located on Hulhulé Island in North Malé Atoll around 5km (3mi) northeast of the capital, Malé. Additional climate data is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and 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: Maldives weather in March: 3 October, 2023
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