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Maldives Weather in January: What to Expect?

The Maldives is a tropical place known for beautiful white sandy beaches, turquoise seas and abundant marine life found in the Indian Ocean. So what are the conditions of Maldives weather in January and what should you expect?
If you want sunshine, January is one of the best months to visit the Maldives due to its natural beauty. During this month beach lovers will find the tropical island nation as an ideal holiday destination because it has hot and dry weather. The rainy season, and dry season are the two main seasons of the Maldives’ tropical monsoon climate. The month falls within a dry season hence there would be plenty of sunlight and almost no rainfall at all in entirety.

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Average temperature

In January, the weather in Maldives tends to be warm and pleasant normally. Throughout the day, average temperatures range between 30°C (86°F) and 32°C (89.6°F). Evenings and nights are slightly colder than days but still nice enough to spend some time outside. With average sea temperatures ranging from 26°C (78.8°F) to 28°C (80.6°F), it is enjoyable to swim and explore under water even during this winter period.

During January, when waters are calmest, they become exceptionally clear for snorkeling/diving or any other water sports.. Visibility underwater is great during this period offering optimal conditions for observing vibrant marine life including coral reefs.

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January has an average of about nine hours of daily sunshine in the Maldives.


During January, typically only around 75mm occurs across most of these islands every month on average; therefore, protracted rains or significant downpours are very unlikely so you can enjoy your holiday without worrying about precipitation patterns.

Gentle Breeze

During evenings particularly northeast monsoon blows with gentle words of the breeze.

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Maldives Weather in January: Temperature at Night

The average night time temperature in the Maldives for January is 26 degrees Celsius (79 degrees Fahrenheit). This lets us create a tropical atmosphere.

Maldives Weather Forecast for next 5 days
Mostly Cloudy
05:5618:18 +05
Feels like: 38°C
Wind: 23km/h WSW
Humidity: 83%
Pressure: 1010.16mbar
UV index: 0
32°C / 28°C
31°C / 28°C
32°C / 28°C
32°C / 28°C
32°C / 28°C

Maldives Weather in January: High Season for Tourists

It is the Christmas holidays and New Year that make it peak season for tourists in January. Well-known resorts and tourist places might be busier than usual, and hotel prices may rise because of this. If you want your trip during this time, it’s better to book a hotel as well as activities well beforehand.

Tourists who seek sunshine, sea, and leisure often select January as an arrival month because it generally has good climate conducive to enjoying all that Maldives naturally offers. Finally don’t forget to take along some beachwear, sunblock lotion and lightweight attires if you want to have a memorable tropical holiday.

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