Isn’t the climate in Maldives also the Maldives weather? What’s the difference?
The short answer is none really.
Weather is the daily change and mixture of events that we see and our forecasters predict for us. Climate is the average of this weather behaviour over many years and centuries.
They are indeed the same it’s just the time element that is the difference.
So when you’re told it’s going to be hot and dry all day down on the beach, you’re being told the weather. When you’re told that it’s ‘‘rather warm for this time of year.’’ That’s the climate talking.
For those of us with cold winters between November and March the Maldives is a warm welcome during this time. It is said to be the best time to visit Maldives but here atThe Complete Maldives Holiday Guide Charley and I would never wholly agree with that.
The Maldives is an all year destination; always has been and the climate in Maldives confirms this. Don’t let anyone tell you different.
The climate in Maldives' averages for temperature, rainfall and humidity are as follows:
• Temperature annual average (high value, daytime)……… 30.43c.
• Temperature annual average (low value, nightime)……… 25.5c.
• Rainfall monthly average ……………………………………………… 162mm
• Humidity daily maximum average…………………………………… 87%
To be more specific for those of you looking for the potential best time to visit Maldives we’ve written up the climate in Maldives like this…
Northeast Monsoon (called the ‘dry’ season) - Is the Maldives weather in December, January, February, March and April which is hot with sea breezes and an average of 5 days with rain at some point on those days from the monthly average rainfall of 2-3 inches.
Southwest Monsoon (called the ‘wet’ season) - Is the Maldives Weather in May, June, July August, September, October and November which is still hot with less sea breeze and an average of 12 days with rain at some point on those days from the monthly average rainfall of 6-8 inches. We've been out there and it's rained each day for 10 consecutive days... but not for each entire day and night - just for part of it.
Before you all panic at the liberal use of the word Monsoon I should add that, a monsoon is a seasonal prevailing wind which lasts for several months.
The Northeast monsoon passes over India before spreading out over the Indian Ocean and dissipating.
The Southwest monsoon travels in the opposite direction and arrives on India’s doorstep ready to climb over the land and deposit its accumulated rainfall.
The climate in the Maldives is measured by using a series of two week intervals called Nakaiy. This time period is said to give a clearer prediction of local weather patterns for crop planting and fishing.
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