Averages for Maldives in May

What's the weather like in the Maldives in May

May is the first month that is fully inside the wet season and even though it's quite a warm month, it sees a great deal of rain. During this month, humidity skyrockets and the archipelago of the Maldives begins to be dominated by the southwestern monsoon that brings moisture and rain.

Temperature

During this month, average daytime temperature remains at a welcoming 28 degrees Celsiu...

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  • Temperature Temperature 28°C 82°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 30°C 86°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 26°C 79°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 8 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 216 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 15 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 30°C 86°F

What's the weather like in the Maldives in May

May is the first month that is fully inside the wet season and even though it's quite a warm month, it sees a great deal of rain. During this month, humidity skyrockets and the archipelago of the Maldives begins to be dominated by the southwestern monsoon that brings moisture and rain.

Temperature

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

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.

Sunshine Hours

During May, the 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 216mm, a respectable number even for tropical countries.

Rainfall

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. 

Maldives Hotels for May

Ozen by Atmosphere at Maadhoo is a luxury, recommended resort. You will need to travel 35 kms from Male International airport to reach the Maadhoo island; hotel staff are willing to pick you up from the airport and take you to the destination on speed boat. A lovely way to experience views at the beginning of your holiday. Ozen offer a range of amazing guest villas with personal pools and space for families to stay. Indulge in the splendid dining facilities and book excursions, water sports, diving lessons or a visit to the spa & wellbeing centre. Ozen by Atmosphere make your holiday as easy and chilled as possible; however, you will pay the cost for this. 

Five star Paradise Island Resort & Spa provide spacious comfortable villas, bungalows and suites. They meet a high standard for a reasonable price. It's not too far from the airport, just 9.6km. Paradise Island has a beach all around it so it's an ideal place for sea life and water sports. Surfing can be arranged. 

Maldives Beaches for May

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.

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 is a truly amazing beach that offers tourist friendly amenities and lots of entertainment.

Bars and Restaurants

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, if tourists wish to sample the full gamut of Indian dishes that exist in the world this is the place to go. The restaurant's menu is expansive and includes everything, from simple appetizers to over the top grand masala curries. The restaurant also offers mild dishes that are child friendly and fit for customers that prefer mild curries.

The Champs Deck is a vibrant, open air venue inside Male's Hulhule Island Hotel. Go here for a cocktail, mocktail and any other alcoholic beverage you fancy. Enjoy the environment and relaxed feel of the bar. 

Things to do in the Maldives in May

The Mulee Aage is a historical 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 the 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.

Dates for the diary

May the 1st sees the worldwide celebrations for Labour Day and the 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 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 sounds. During the festival, local as well as international artists flock into the Maldives to play their music and socialises with each other.

May events in Maldives

Public Hoilday

Children's Day

10th May 2018

Children's Day is an international public holiday celebrated by nations on various days of the year. In Maldives, Children's Day is observed on May 10th. This day promotes the welfare of the world's children. The day is officially celebrated as a public holiday. Many schools organise special activities for the children.

Start of Ramadan

27th May 2018

All Muslims fast for the entire month from sun-rise to sun-set and participate in daily religious activities. School and working hours are adjusted in order for the Muslim people to have ample time to pray and honour Allah.

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