CLIMATE

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Maldivian beach and annual temperature

The Maldives has a tropical-monsoon climate, which is affected by the large landmass of South Asia to the north. The presence of this landmass causes differential heating of land and water. These factors set off a rush of moisture-rich air from the Indian Ocean over South Asia, resulting in the southwest monsoon. Two seasons dominate Maldives’ weather: the dry season associated with the winter northeastern monsoon and the rainy season which brings strong winds and storms

065 (Small)Bright sunny day in Maldives

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Temperature °C

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Maximum 30 30 31 32 31 31 30 30 30 30 30 30
Minimum 25 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 25 25 25 25

Precipitation

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Total (mm) 75 50 73 132 216 172 147 188 243 222 201 232

Other Weather Information

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Sunshine (h) 248 258 280 247 223 202 227 212 200 235 226 221
Wind Speed(km/h) 20 17 12 14 21 20 19 18 21 20 17 18

Number of days where

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Precip..>=1 mm 5 4 6 9 14 13 12 13 16 15 13 12

The weather statistics displayed here represent the mean value of each meteorological parameter for each month of the year in Male’ . The sampling period for this data covers 30 years from 1961 to 1990.

The shift from the moist southwest monsoon to the dry northeast monsoon occurs during April and May. During this period, the northeast winds contribute to the formation of the northeast monsoon, which reaches Maldives in the beginning of June and lasts until the end of August. However, the weather patterns of Maldives do not always conform to the monsoon patterns of South Asia. The annual rainfall averages 254 centimeters (100 in) in the north and 381 centimeters (150 in) in the south.

122_2300Monsoon day in Maldives

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