Weather Averages for Maldives in May
Averages for Maldives in May
By the beginning of May, the wet monsoon season has arrived in the Maldives.
Though the weather remains warm and sunny, there is a drop in temperature during this month.
Increased rain fall is also a concern and rainy spells can last anywhere up to a week at a time.
There is also the increased likelihood of seeing thunderstorms, which are coupled with stronger winds. These strong winds have even been known to create tidal waves in the past. In 1991, a tidal wave hit the area and caused the destruction of many homes and buildings.
However, even at this time of the year, the Maldives are still a pleasant place to journey to and a beach holiday is still possible.
With the weather taking a turn for the worse, the beach may well be off limits for lengths of time. Luckily, there are a number of attractions on the Maldives away from the coast lines.
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) is the oldest mosque in the country. The building is covered in elaborate and intricate carvings, both inside and out and is one of the main tourist attractions in the country.
The National Museum is another notable tourist attraction in the Maldives. The building is all that is left of the original Sultan’s Palace and houses many important artefacts and remnants of the country’s history. It is sat in Sultan’s Park, an attractive garden that is open to the public.
The Asdu Sun Island hotel is a simple and rustic resort that allows for a quiet and rustic stay for budget prices.