The Maldives enjoy a tropical warm and humid climate due to its geographical location in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Located 983 km away from Sri Lanka and 820 km away from Cochin in Southern India, the archipelago has relatively stable temperatures throughout the year. In Malé - the capital, the average annual temperature is 30 degrees Celsius.
There are two monsoons between Maldivian seasons: the South-Western monsoon and the North-Eastern monsoon.
The former occurs from early May to late August. It brings sea breezes to the northern islands, with cloud cover and higher humidity. The lowest temperatures are around 26°C throughout the year and the highest temperatures are around 30°C.
The latter monsoon runs from late September to December. There are showers and brief rainstorms in the late afternoon, particularly on the southern atolls, but these will not disturb your days in the sun. The sunshine returns quickly. Rainy seasons are a natural occurrence on the archipelago. Thanks to the rainfall, the vegetation is lush and abundant.