Weather in Maldives in March

There is little to cloud the enjoyment of a tropical island holiday in the Maldives during March – perhaps the odd warm rain shower, which may come as a welcome balm to sunburnt skin should you happen to be caught in one wearing your bathing suit! The month of March falls during the Maldives north-east monsoon season, relatively dry and cool compared to the rest of the year in this equatorial archipelago of coral atolls.

Climate in Maldives in March
While the temperature in the Maldives – which lies across the equator – remains high all year round, during March it is slowly creeping towards the hottest time of year (which occurs in April), the mercury hovering around the 30°C mark, dropping slightly during the night. Humidity levels during March are relatively low, but the unacclimatised may still find conditions rather muggy. It may sound like a contradiction in terms to speak of occasional rainy days during what is, essentially, the island nation’s “dry” season, but showers can occur. The rain should not dampen spirits during a Maldives holiday in March, though, when there are still an average of more than 250 hours of sunshine over the month.

What to do in Maldives in March
Snorkelling, scuba diving, water sports of all sorts, resort parties, excursions, souvenir shopping – there is plenty to do on a Maldives holiday all year round. Those visiting the islands during March, however, are lucky enough to catch one of the most lively Maldivian festivals – Eid Milad Nnabi. This celebration of the prophet Mohammed’s birthday continues for more than a week with colourful parades and feasts all over the populated islands.

What to pack
It is easy to “travel light” when heading to the Maldives in March. Sun protection gear, toiletries, swimwear and some cotton clothing is all you need to make the most of this tropical island holiday.