Maldives Weather is influenced by the geographical location of the island nation and the effect of sea breezes. The location of the island in the Equatorial region of the globe makes the weather of Maldives fall under the category of monsoonal type.
The northeast monsoon season extending from January to March is the dry season while the southwest monsoon season stretching from mid-May to November is the wet season of Maldives.
The range of temperature experienced in Maldives does not vary much. The average temperature during the day is around 31degree Celsius whereas that during the night is approximately 23degree Celsius. The temperatures vary from one region of Maldives to the other. The highest and lowest temperature ever recorded in Maldives are 36.88 degree Celsius and 17.28 degree Celsius respectively.
The mean daily temperatures of the different regions of Maldives are as follows:
- Northern region- Maximum 30.7 degree Celsius, Minimum 25.2 degree Celsius.
- Central Region- Maximum 30.5 degree Celsius, Minimum 25.7 degree Celsius.
- Southern region- Maximum 30.9 degree Celsius, Minimum 24.5 degree Celsius.
The wet season of Maldives weather experiences heavy torrential rainfall. The highest amount of precipitation recorded in Maldives is 219.8mm. In the case of rainfall also the regions of Maldives receive different amounts annually- northern region receives 1786.4mm, central region receives 1924.7mm and southern region receives 2277.8mm.
Maldives’ location near to the Equator renders it a very sunny weather. The hot weather conditions are however made pleasant because of the proximity to the sea and the effect of the cooling sea breezes blowing from the direction of the sea to the land.