May is probably not the best time to visit the Maldives as it marks the onset of the wet monsoon season.
While the weather stays warm and sunny, the temperature drops and rainfall increases, with rainy spells lasting anywhere up to a week at a time.
May also brings the increased possibility of thunderstorms. Despite this, May can still be a pleasant time to visit the Maldives.
|Ave Temp (°C)||28°C (82°F)|
|Ave High Temp (°C)||31°C (86°F)|
|Ave Low Temp (°C)||26°C (79°F)|
|Sunshine (Hrs daily)||7 hours per day|
|Daylight (Hrs daily)||13||13 hours per day|
|Comfort Level||High heat & 80% humidity|
|Days with some Rain||14 days|
|Ave Rainfall (mm)||216mm|
|Sea Temp (°C)||30°C (86°F)|
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).
|› January||› February||› March||› April|
|› May||› June||› July||› August|
|› September||› October||› November||› December|
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 May: 4 March, 2020
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