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Maldives Weather in December, Maldives

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  • What is Average Temperature?
    The average high temperature and the average low temperature for that month, on a daily basis, divided by 2 equals the average temperature for that month


  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    High Temperature

  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    Low Temperature

  • What is Average Day Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunrise and sunset

    Day Temperature

  • What is Average Night Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunset and sunrise

    Night Temperature

  • What is Average Sea Temperature?
    Average daily sea temperatures and divided by the number of days in the month. Sea Temperatures are taken from buoys, ships and even satellites can calculate sea temperature based on energy that is radiated from the sea's surface

    Sea Temperature

  • What are Average Daily Sunshine Hours?
    Total sunshine hours for the month, divided by the number of days in the month. Sunshine hours are taken with a sunshine recorder, either a Campbell-Stokes recorder or an Eppley Pyreheliometer

    Sunshine Hours

    7 hours
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall Days

    13 days
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years


    232 mm

December, 2024

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What's the Weather Like In The Maldives in December?

The December daytime average temperature floats around 27°C, and midday peaks can reach 29°C.These tropical temperatures and lush surroundings in the Indian Ocean makes the Maldives a favourite December destination.

What's Christmas Like In The  Maldives?

With seven hours of daily sunshine and night time temperatures rarely dropping below 25°C, the Maldives is perfect for spending Christmas nights in your bathing suit. From 2016 to 2019 Christmas Day has averaged a hot 28°C, a world away from frostier northern Europe.

How Wet Is The Maldives In December?

Rainfall is expected 13 days of the month, mostly concentrated in the first half of December. But heavy showers should be shortlived.

The northwestern dry monsoon is not yet potent enough to prevent heavy rainfalls over the Maldives in December. As a result, the total precipitation for this month exceeds the 200 mm mark by a wide margin, typically reaching up to 232 mm on average. 

Is The Sea Warm In December In The Maldives?

Sea temperature is slightly colder, dropping down to 20ºC which is fine for swimming.

dHotels for Maldives in December 

Reethi Baech Resort

The Reethi Beach Resort is the only hotel on the tiny island in Baa Atoll, making it seem secluded and giving it a genuine 'castaway' feeling. The resort is minimalist in design but lavish in the scope of its services, offering excellent packages for couples on their honeymoon. The facilities here include a diving centre, a spa and wellness retreat, a water sports centre, a fitness and sports complex and many others.

Banyan Tree Madivaru

One of the most famous hotels in Maldives and sister to the other Banyan Tree hotel is the Banyan Tree Madivaru, an exclusive island resort that offers luxurious tented villas for romantic couples to stay in. This resort is much favored by newlyweds on their honeymoons.

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma

One of the most popular resorts at the south male atoll, the Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma succeeds in creating a deserted island feel for all its visitors without skimping on luxury and modern amenities. This fine resort offers everything you might ask for in an unobtrusive and discreet fashion that showcases the true beauty of the island it is built upon.

Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort

Located on a private islet, the Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort is a beautiful an eco friendly resort that welcomes families with children as well as romantic couples who come to spend their honeymoon in Maldives. The resort offers a diverse selection of activities to suit a wide range of tastes.

Dusit Thani Maldives

The Dusit Thani Maldives is traditional resort blending true Maldivian hospitality with modern day amenities to create a genuinely enjoyable Maldivian experience. The resort boasts 100 spacious and luxurious villas that are discreetly designed and perfect for romantic couples or families seeking some peace and quiet. The resort has 3 restaurants, 2 bars, a spa and offers various other facilities and services to all those lucky enough to stay there.

Beaches for December for Maldives

Biyadhoo Island Beaches

The Biyadhoo Island in south Male atoll is famous for its beaches that are ideal for surfing and other wind and surf powered sports. Unusual in its climate, the island has fairly consistent waves, allowing water sports enthusiasts to practice their sports with ease.

Chaaya Lagoon

The Chaaya Lagoon in the Meemu Atoll is a popular beach and home to the award winning Chaaya Lagoon Hakuraa Huraa resort. This lively island is surrounded by an unbroken, white sand beach and across its length you will find numerous tourist facilities including restaurants, beach bars, sports facilities and more.

Restaurants and Bars for Maldives in December

Lemongrass Fifth

The Lemongrass Fifth restaurant is an excellent Thai restaurant famous for flying all of their exotic ingredients to serve fresh dishes that rival those cooked in Thailand's best restaurants. This is a 'slow food' restaurant and a top Thai choice.

Sala Italia Ristorante

The Sala Italia Ristorante is the single most popular Italian restaurant in Maldives. Drawing heavily from Italian cuisine but also implementing local Maldivian techniques into its dishes, this restaurant serves unique pasta and Italian seafood creations that can only be tasted here and nowhere else in Maldives.

Magnum Opus

The Magnum Opus is the most popular and highest rated karaoke bar in Male and one of the hottest meeting spots for young tourists and locals who want to have some casual fun with karaoke singing. The selection of songs is impressive and the Magnum Opus has playlists in various languages to suite any type of tourist.

Things to Do in Maldives in December 

MAle Local Market

The Male local market gives tourists a unique opportunity for tourists to glimpse how prosperous the people of Maldives truly are and look behind the façade of the tourist industry. This genuine market is where various local products are bought and sold and it presents a very interesting landmark for tourists. Additionally, tourists can also buy virtually anything here and also learn many things about the nation's culture and customs.

Bird watching and Excursions

Maldives is home to a wide variety of bird species. Nature lovers embark on bird watching excursions in which they can discover and observe the numerous different species of fascinating and rare birds that are endemic to the archipelago. These excursions can often last for a whole day and usually involve whale watching and discovering numerous other amazing natural wonders around Maldives. 

Dates for the diary

The Martyr's Day (known locally as shaheedhunge dhuvas) is celebrated every December in Maldives. This event commemorates the death of Sultan Ali VI as he fought the Portuguese and fell valiantly in battle. The legendary Sultan died in 1558 and is considered a national hero and a religious martyr. The religiously charged event is celebrated and is equivalent to Christmas in the Maldives and tourists are often expected to substitute their traditional Christmas experience with celebrating the Marty's day here in Maldives.

Maldives Events December

Tourist Holiday

25 Dec 2024
25 Dec 2024

Christmas Day 🗺

Although Malidives celebrates Ramadan, tourists who acknowledge Christmas Day can enjoy the day at the beach. Let sunshine replace the snowy season and spend Christmas in Maldives. Most hotels in the Maldives will celebrate Christmas with special set menus and decorate their interiors with tinsel, flowers, lights and a giant Christmas tree. The Kuredu Resort is renowned as having one of the biggest light displays in the whole of the Maldives. If you're here with the children, Santa Claus will even come and visit you on a boat.

Public Hoilday

31 Dec 2024
31 Dec 2024

New Year's Eve 🗓

Maldives attracts foreign tourists from all over the globe to bring in the new year. People celebrate by decorating their houses with colourful lights and household décor. Bars and restaurants are packed with people ready to begin a prosperous new year. It is also tradition for families and friends to have a barbecue on the beach on New Year's Eve.