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Maldives Weather – May

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.


Maldives – May Weather Averages

Ave Temp (°C) Temperature icon  28°C (82°F)
Ave High Temp (°C) Temperature icon  31°C (86°F)
Ave Low Temp (°C) temperature icon  26°C (79°F)
Sunshine (Hrs daily) sun icon  7 hours per day
Daylight (Hrs daily) 13  13 hours per day
Comfort Level High heat icon  High heat & 80% humidity
UV Index 11  Extreme
Days with some Rain umbrella icon  14 days
Ave Rainfall (mm) rain cloud  216mm
Sea Temp (°C) swimming icon  30°C (86°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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May June July August
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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 May: 4 March, 2020


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