Weather in Seychelles in September

Is September a good time to visit Seychelles?

At the tail end of the cool, dry season, September in the Seychelles sees the south-east trade winds on the wane, but expect some incidence of strong winds and resulting rough seas to still prevail. It’s growing wetter too, but the pattern of showers means they fall mainly in the early morning hours or late afternoon. The ambience weather-wise is hot and fairly sultry, and most holiday-makers who travel to Seychelles in August are assured of a preponderance of dry, windless, hot and sunny days to enjoy all that these tropical islands with their pristine beaches have to offer.


Climate in Seychelles in September

If you enjoy a hot, humid beach holiday, Seychelles in August will not disappoint with temperatures reaching a maximum of 29°C (the average for the month measured at the international airport on the island of Mahé). The heat during August is still tempered by the south-east trade winds, which can  blow strongly, especially on the south-east facing coastlines, although the season is drawing to a close and there is the chance of more balmy days. The monsoon-like rains which bring heavy showers to the islands are drawing closer, but during August rain in the Seychelles is still fairly moderate, with an average of 145mm falling during the month and the promise of many dry days, especially since rain falls mostly in the early morning or late afternoon. The equatorial sun is ever-present, even behind the odd rain cloud, and a golden tan is guaranteed!


What’s on in Seychelles in September

The Seychelles Tourism Board has capitalized on World Tourism Day on 27 September with a week of activities, including an expo, showcasing all the islands have to offer.


What to pack for a holiday in the Seychelles in September

The tropical sun in the Seychelles is fierce, so whether travelling to the islands in August or any time of year, take along plenty of sun protection and make sure you acquire your tan carefully and sensibly. As far as clothing goes, a little goes a long way. Beat the heat with cool, cotton clothing for going out and about, take along plenty of swimwear and a pair of sensible sandals, or tennis shoes for hiking. If you intend snorkeling or swimming, a pair of protective rubber “booties” is a boon on the coral reefs.