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Best Time to Visit Seychelles in 2024 for beaches, diving, nature trails. Seychelles Weather Guide

Best Time to Visit Seychelles

  • Optimal: April to May and October to November (calm seas and warm weather).
  • For beaches: May through September offers the best beach conditions.
  • Other favorable months: November through March are great for snorkeling and diving.

Geography facts

  • Location: Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar.
  • Area: 459 km² (scattered over 115 islands).
  • Capital: Victoria, located on Mahé Island.
  • Landscape: Tropical with lush vegetation, white-sand beaches, and coral reefs. Highest point: Morne Seychellois at 905 meters.

Seychelles is renowned for its unique biodiversity, including rare species like the Aldabra giant tortoise and the Coco de Mer palm.

Climate

  • Overall: Tropical rainforest climate (warm and humid year-round).
  • Dry season: May to September (cooler temperatures and southeast trade winds).
  • Wet season: November to March (warmer and wetter).
The daily range of reported temperatures (gray bars) and 24-hour highs (red ticks) and lows (blue ticks), placed over the daily average high (faint red line) and low (faint blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. (c) weatherspark.com

Monthly Weather Snapshot

January

  • General weather: Warm and wet with frequent showers.
  • Average daytime temperature: +30°C (86°F).
  • Night temperature: +25°C (77°F).
  • Precipitation: 402 mm (heaviest rain of the year).
  • Best for: Snorkeling and diving due to warm sea temperatures.

February

  • General weather: Warm with decreasing rainfall.
  • Average daytime temperature: +30°C (86°F).
  • Night temperature: +25°C (77°F).
  • Precipitation: 279 mm.
  • Best for: Exploring botanical gardens and marine parks.
Seychelles (c) wallbox.ru

March

  • General weather: Warm and humid, with less rain.
  • Average daytime temperature: +31°C (88°F).
  • Night temperature: +25°C (77°F).
  • Precipitation: 212 mm.
  • Best for: Beach holidays and snorkeling.

April

  • General weather: Transition to the dry season, calm seas.
  • Average daytime temperature: +31°C (88°F).
  • Night temperature: +26°C (79°F).
  • Precipitation: 178 mm.
  • Best for: Beach holidays, diving, and island hopping.

May

  • General weather: Start of the dry season.
  • Average daytime temperature: +30°C (86°F).
  • Night temperature: +25°C (77°F).
  • Precipitation: 169 mm.
  • Best for: Beach relaxation and hiking in national parks.

June

  • General weather: Cooler and drier with steady southeast trade winds.
  • Average daytime temperature: +29°C (84°F).
  • Night temperature: +24°C (75°F).
  • Precipitation: 90 mm.
  • Best for: Beach activities and sailing.
The hourly reported temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight. (c) weatherspark.com

July

  • General weather: Coolest and driest month.
  • Average daytime temperature: +28°C (82°F).
  • Night temperature: +24°C (75°F).
  • Precipitation: 70 mm.
  • Best for: Wind-surfing and exploring nature trails.

August

  • General weather: Continuation of dry season with cool, steady winds.
  • Average daytime temperature: +28°C (82°F).
  • Night temperature: +24°C (75°F).
  • Precipitation: 93 mm.
  • Best for: Beach activities and bird watching.

September

  • General weather: Transition from dry to wetter season.
  • Average daytime temperature: +29°C (84°F).
  • Night temperature: +24°C (75°F).
  • Precipitation: 126 mm.
  • Best for: Beaches and snorkeling.
Seychelles (c) my-seychelles.content2project.info

October

  • General weather: Start of the second calm period with warming temperatures.
  • Average daytime temperature: +30°C (86°F).
  • Night temperature: +25°C (77°F).
  • Precipitation: 189 mm.
  • Best for: Beach relaxation and marine activities.

November

  • General weather: Increasing humidity and rain.
  • Average daytime temperature: +30°C (86°F).
  • Night temperature: +25°C (77°F).
  • Precipitation: 217 mm.
  • Best for: Diving and cultural festivals.

December

  • General weather: Warm and wet, beginning of the rainy season.
  • Average daytime temperature: +30°C (86°F).
  • Night temperature: +25°C (77°F).
  • Precipitation: 290 mm.
  • Best for: Celebrating holidays and enjoying lush landscapes.

Seychelles offers a perfect blend of beach, nature, and underwater adventures. With its warm climate, crystal-clear waters, and abundant marine life, it’s an ideal destination year-round. However, for the best experiences, consider visiting during the calmer periods of April-May and October-November.

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