Weather in Maldives in October

Is October a good time to visit the Maldives?

The summer never ends in the tropical Maldives islands, but there are two seasons – wet and dry. October sees the winding down of the wet season, when the frequency of monsoon rains and thunderstorms theoretically begins to tail off. Rain showers in Maldives are unpredictable, but what is certain is that it will be hot and humid all the time, and be assured of blazing sunshine for the majority of your holiday.


Climate in Maldives in October

The south west monsoon season in Maldives begins to wind down during October, but average rainfall figures for the month are still in the region of 180mm. The mercury barely fluctuates and temperatures frequently hit 30°C during the day, dropping little during the muggy tropical nights. When the rain comes, it comes on quickly and heavily and seldom lasts long, giving way to clear skies and bright sunshine.


What to do in Maldives in October

Maldives holiday resorts are geared to offer luxury leisure and pleasure for holiday-makers, and the main occupation for visitors is to relax, eat, drink and be merry in beautiful surroundings. Local inhabitants celebrate several festivals according to the Muslim calendar – Kuda Eid, the end of Ramadan fasting, usually takes place in October with celebrations on the streets, sports meetings and live music performances.


What to pack for a holiday in the Maldives in October

The tropical heat and humidity of the Maldives, combined with long hours of sunshine each day, make it essential to pack cool, loose clothing and plenty of swim-wear, with appropriate sun protection.