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Weather & Climate in Maldives

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The Maldives has a tropical monsoon climate (Am) according to Keppen’s climate classification, which is influenced by a large area of South Asia in the north. The presence of this land causes differential heating of land and water. These factors have caused a flow of saturated air from the Indian Ocean over South Asia, resulting in the southwestern monsoon. Weather in the Maldives is dominated by two seasons: a dry season that is associated with the winter north-eastern monsoon, and the rainy season that is associated with strong winds and storms.

The transition from the dry northeastern monsoon to the wet southwestern monsoon occurs in April and May. Throughout this period, southwesterly winds contribute to the forming of the south-western monsoon, reaching the Maldives in the beginning of June and running until the end of August. However, the weather conditions in Maldives do not always correspond to the monsoon regimes in South Asia. Annual rainfall averages 254 centimeters (100 inches) in the north and 381 centimeters (150 inches) in the south.

The impact of the monsoons is larger in the north of the Maldives compared to the south, being more influenced by equatorial currents.

MonthRecord high °C (°F)Average high °C (°F)Daily mean °C (°F)Average low °C (°F)Record low °C (°F)
Jan31 (88)30.3
(86.5)
28.0
(82.4)
25.7
(78.3)
17
(63)
Feb33
(91)
30.7
(87.3)
28.3
(82.9)
25.9
(78.6)
17
(63)
Mar32
(90)
31.4
(88.5)
28.9
(84)
26.4
(79.5)
22
(72)
Apr38
(100)
31.6
(88.9)
29.2
(84.6)
26.8
(80.2)
22
(72)
May36
(97)
31.2
(88.2)
28.8
(83.8)
26.3
(79.3)
22
(72)
Jun35
(95)
30.6
(87.1)
28.3
(82.9)
26.0
(78.8)
22
(72)
Jul31
(88)
30.5
(86.9)
28.2
(82.8)
25.8
(78.4)
21
(70)
Aug33
(91)
30.4
(86.7)
28.0
(82.4)
25.5
(77.9)
21
(70)
Sep31
(88)
30.2
(86.4)
27.8
(82)
25.3
(77.5)
22
(72)
Oct34
(93)
30.2
(86.4)
27.8
(82)
25.4
(77.7)
21
(70)
Nov32
(90)
30.1
(86.2)
27.7
(81.9)
25.2
(77.4)
20
(68)
Dec33
(91)
30.1
(86.2)
27.8
(82)
25.4
(77.7)
21
(70)
Year38
(100)
30.61
(87.11)
28.2
(82.8)
25.8
(78.4)
17
(63)
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