Weather in Maldives in December

Is December a good time to visit the Maldives?

Fortunately for the tourist industry on the islands, the dry season kicks off in Maldives in December, just when winter sets in in earnest in the northern hemisphere. Head to the Maldives for fun in the tropical sun, and take home a tan second to none!


Climate in Maldives in December

During December Maldives sees the arrival of the second of its two monsoon seasons – this one, the north-east monsoon, being heralded as the “dry” season, with a low threat of rainfall and grey skies. Rainfall over the month of December totals about 86mm, compared to close on 300mm during the wettest months of June and July. Average temperatures remain constant at around 30°C as they do all year round, but humidity levels are lower than during the preceding wet season. The intense heat of the equatorial sun is tempered on the islands by ocean breezes.


What to do in Maldives in December

December is the start of peak season in Maldives, with all the island resorts in top gear, providing an array of watersports, activities and entertainment for those who want to do more than soak up the sun. Plan your visit to take in 10th December to enjoy the delights of the local Fishermen’s Day celebration, as exciting for the locals as it is for visitors, particularly lovers of seafood.


What to pack for a holiday in the Maldives in December

Leave the woollies at home – all you need for a visit to Maldives is a selection of swimwear, some cool, loose garments, and good sun protection. Don’t forget some sandals to avoid burning your feet on the sizzling sands.