Weather Averages for Maldives in May
Averages for Maldives in May
May is the first month that is fully inside the wet season and even though it is a quite warm month, it sees a great deal of rain. During t his month, humidity skyrockets and the archipelago of Maldives begins to be dominated by the southwestern monsoon that brings moisture and rainy clouds. During this month, average daytime temperature remains at a welcoming 28 degrees Celsius, with midday high peaks rising up to the coveted 30 degree mark and night time lows dropping down to a still hospitable 26 degrees.
Sea temperature maintains its April standards, remaining at 30 degrees and providing countless opportunities to water sports enthusiasts to enjoy the sea, if not with a bit of rain. During May, Maldives enjoy 8 hours of daily sunshine, yet the skies are often laden with clouds that frequently rain upon the archipelago. Monthly total precipitation for the month of May amounts to 216 mm, a respectable number even for tropical countries. Half of the month is expected to see some form of rain over the atolls, with 15 days of rainfall on average predicted for May.
Dates for the diary
May the 1st sees the worldwide celebrations for Labour Day and Maldives is no exception. Maldives has only recently started observing this holiday and this time of the year sees numerous tourists coming for honeymoons and romantic getaways. Labour Day is celebrated with flower parties, exhibitions and special menus on offer by numerous different restaurants across the archipelago of Maldives.
The only one of its kind, the Maldives music festival is an annual 2-day alternative music festival held in Maldives. The festival attracts tourists with an ear for alternative and progressive music as well as locals who love new and exciting new sounds. During the festival, local as well as international artists flock into Maldives to play their music and socialises with each other.
Things to do
The Mulee Aage is a historic building that houses many tombs of local saints including the tomb of Moroccan scholar Abul Barakat Yousef Al-Berberi, who is believed to have introduced Islam to Maldives in 1153. The Mulee Aage is a major tourist attraction for people who wish to explore the culture and rich past of Maldives.
The Olympus movie theatre is the largest and most popular cinema in Male. It plays both Maldivian and Indian films, allowing tourists to sample the genuine local culture away from the tourist track. From time to time, the Olympus shows Hollywood films and blockbusters.
Hit the beach
The northern beach of the island of Nalaguraidhoo is an impressive turquoise coloured bay that features in numerous local postcards. The beach is popular for its water sports including windsurfing, jet skiing, canoeing and many others that tourists can easily enjoy at their best there.
Considered as one of the best beaches in the world and often ranked among the top 5 most beautiful natural beaches, the Nalaguraidhoo’s South beach is a truly amazing beach that offers tourist friendly amenities and lots of entertainment options.
Where to eat & drink
The Symphony Solo is an art inspired restaurant that serves international, European and fusion dishes to discerning and art-loving diners all year round. The food here is unique in scope and execution, offering some interesting and novel renditions of well loved classics as well as totally new gastronomic sensations. The prices are fair and the atmosphere very inviting for families with children and large groups of tourists.
The Rehendhi is a fine Indian restaurant serving authentic and very spicy Indian dishes to tourists who wish to sample the full gamut of Indian dishes that exist in the world. The restaurant’s menu is expansive and includes everything, from simple appetisers to over the top grand masala curries. The restaurant also offers mild dishes that are child friendly and fit for diners untrained in spicy dishes.
The Captain's Fun Pub is a maritime themed casual pub and wine bar located inside Male’s Hulhule Island Hotel. Drinks here are fairly cheap and the Captain’s fun pub is one of the best places to find obscure and delicious wines and spirits in the otherwise primarily dry Maldives.