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Silhouette Island, Seychelles. Author Fabio Achilli. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution
Silhouette Island, Seychelles. Author Fabio Achilli

Seychelles climate: when to go to the Seychelles

The Seychelles are located just south of the equator, but thanks to the constant blowing of the winds, which mitigate the temperatures, the islands do not suffer from the hot and humid climate typical of the equatorial zone.

The constant blowing of winds affect the climate of the islands, between November and April, the monsoon blows, warm and humid, from the north-west, while between May and October, the monsoon blows, cool and dry, from the southeast.

The rainy season, hot and humid, is from November to April, while the dry and relatively cool season running from May to October. The rains usually fall during the night.

The mountainous islands receive more rainfall of coral atolls, the island of Mahé receives an annual average of about 2,300 mm of rain, Praslin about 1,500 mm, while the coral atoll of Aldabra stops at 600 mm of rainfall per year.

Anse Source d'Argent, La Digue, Seychelles. Author Tobias Alt (Tobi 87). Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Anse Source d’Argent, La Digue, Seychelles. Author Tobias Alt (Tobi 87)

The islands are outside the area affected by the hurricanes, and these are a pretty rare event, only the southern islands of the Amirante Islands, Cosmoledo Islands, Farquhar Islands and the Islands of Aldabra may be affected by cyclones in January and February.

Temperatures remain constant with minor variations, the maximum average temperatures vary during the year between 31°C in March and April and 28°C in July and August, average minimum temperatures remain around 24°C to 25°C throughout the year. The sea water temperature varies between 26° C and 30° C.

WHEN TO GO TO THE SEYCHELLES

The best months to visit the Seychelles are those, cooler and dry, from April to October.

SEYCHELLES CLIMATE TABLES

VICTORIA (MAHÈ) (5 metres)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 24,3 29,9 401,3
February 24,9 30,5 270,2
March 25,1 31,1 195,5
April 25,3 31,5 188,1
May 25,6 30,7 146,0
June 24,8 29,2 102,9
July 24,1 28,4 80,3
August 24,1 28,6 114,2
September 24,4 29,2 150,0
October 24,6 29,9 192,8
November 24,3 30,2 205,0
December 24,2 30,2 303,2
YEAR 24,6 30,0 2349,5
MAHÈ
Month Sea Water Temperature °C
January 28
February 29
March 29
April 30
May 28
June 26
July 26
August 26
September 27
October 28
November 28
December 28

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