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Maldives sunindex: the best time to travel to Maldives
The Maldives are one of the best winter season destinations. From the second part of December till April the Maldives get many hours of sunshine, pleasant temperatures and there is only a small chance of tropical showers. This is why this archipelago is such a pleasant destination during the winter. This is also why the high season on the Maldives is from December till April. During this period the occupancy rate of the hotels is often high causing average room prices to be higher as well. For those who havent been to the Maldives yet, this is a true dream destination with snow white beaches, palm trees, the astonishingly azure blue sea, a beautiful underwater world and the most luxurious resorts where you can get yourself pampered. This is also why many newlyweds spend their honeymoon on the Maldives. Not only hedonists travel here, the Maldives are also very popular among divers. The many reefs make for an unforgettable underwater experience which causes divers come back to the Maldives.
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Maldives climate & weather
Do you want to know all about the climate in Maldives? Learn about the temperatures, the number of sunny hours, chance of frost, chance of hurricanes, chance of rain and precipitation averages at the awarded climate and weather site:
the climate of Maldives


Sunny holidays in Maldives
Based on long term average figures, the weather of the past few years and extremes that have been recorded where temperatures, precipitation figures and storms are concerned we are able to give an indication as to the suitability of this particular location as a summer weather destination.

The figures below are an average for Maldives. Please, note that local deviations may occur.

 The weather in Maldives
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sea water
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time to travel
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Explanation of symbols
January 29 25 8 27   - more sunny symbols = better summer weather (maximum of 5)
- red sunny symbols = high chances of hot or muggy weather

= chances of precipitation
 (0 - 4, higher number of cloudy symbols, higher chance of precipitation)

= the risk of tropical storms
(0 - 3, higher number of symbols, higher risk)
February 30 26 9 28  
March 31 26 9 28  
April 32 27 8 29  
May 31 27 8 29  
June 31 27 7 29  
July 31 26 7 29  
August 30 26 7 29  
September 30 26 7 29  
October 30 26 7 29  
November 29 25 8 29    
December 29 25 8 28    
The weather in Maldives
The rainy season ends in November. From the second part of December the dry period starts. During this period the weather is mostly sunny and precipitation figures are low. There is an ever blowing and cooling sea breeze which may be fierce in November. Because of its situation humidity figures are high on the Maldives.
Maldives climate information

Popular destinations in Maldives
The Maldives consist of 1,190 islands, fewer than 100 of them are suitable for tourists. Most hotels and resorts can be found on the smaller islands. On several of these islands the hotel is the only building you can find. Sometimes several hotels are situated on an island. The tourist islands can be found throughout the entire archipelago.

Trivia & strange facts
- The highest point on the Maldives is situated at only 2.4 meters above sea level
- About 80% of the country is situated less than 1 meter above sea level. Scientists fear that due
  to global warming the islands may not exist anymore at the end of this century
- High penalties are given if you import, use or possess drugs
- It is forbidden to import pornographic material or anti Islamic texts
- Homosexuality is strictly forbidden and may lead to high fines and jail sentences
- The snowy white sand on the beaches is actually dead coral in the form of powder

More about Maldives?
The following sites are specialized in providing Maldives information:
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