Maldives Current Weather
Weather and Climate Maldives
Maldives is located at the equator and experiences monsoonal climate.
Maldives has two distinct seasons; dry season (northeast monsoon) and
wet season (southwest monsoon). In these two seasons the temperature varies
hardly. Northeast monsoon extends from January to March. Since Maldives
consists of small islands and are surrounded by seas, hot days are often
tempered by cooling sea breezes and balmy evening temperatures.
|Throughout the year, temperature remains almost same
in the Maldives. However, daily temperature ranges from around 31
degrees Celsius in daytime to 23 degrees Celsius in nighttime. The
mean daily maximum temperature for Central parts (Hulhule) of the
Maldives is 30.5 degrees Celsius and minimum temperature is 25.7 degrees
Celsius. On the other hand, mean daily maximum and minimum temperature
for South (Gan) is 30.9 and 24.5 degree Celsius, respectively. Furthermore,
mean daily maximum and minimum temperature for North (Hanimaadhoo)
is 30.7 and 25.2 degrees Celsius, respectively.
The highest temperature ever recorded in the Maldives was
36.8°C, recorded on 19 May 1991 at Kadhdhoo Meteorological Office.
Likewise, the minimum temperature ever recorded in the Maldives was 17.2°C,
recorded at the National Meteorological Centre on 11th April 1978.
|The wet season- southwest monsoon runs from mid-May
to November. In this season Maldives experiences torrential rain.
Central, Southern and Northern parts of the Maldives receive annual
average rainfall of 1924.7mm, 2277.8mm, and 1786.4mm, respectively.
The highest rainfall ever recorded in the Maldives with in 24 hour
period was recorded on 9th July 2002 at Kaadedhdhoo Meteorological
Office and amounts to 219.8mm of rainfall. The fact that the Maldives
is located at the equator, Maldives receives plentiful of sunshine
through out the year. On average Southern atolls (Gan) of the Maldives
receives 2704.07 hours of sunshine each year. Furthermore, on average
central (Hulhule) parts of the country receives 2784.51 hours of sunshine
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