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Maldives Weather in January, Maldives

Maldives Averages January


  • 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

    9 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

    5 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


    75 mm

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Maldives Daily Averages January


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1 Avg 27º 81º
2 Avg 28º 82º
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4 Avg 28º 82º
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6 Avg 27º 81º
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8 Avg 28º 82º
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17 Avg 27º 81º
18 Avg 28º 82º
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22 Avg 28º 82º
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28 Avg 28º 82º
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30 Avg 28º 82º
31 Avg 28º 82º
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January Weather Averages

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The island nation of Maldives consists of twenty-six atolls located in the Indian Ocean, about 400 kilometres south-west of India. Maldives is the world's lowest country in terms of ground level, with each island boasting diverse and fascinating marine life. Maldives benefits from truly wonderful weather, stunning natural scenery, beautiful beaches and plenty of amazing attractions and activities to enjoy. Maldives has long been a world-class, popular holiday destination, and it's not hard to see why!

Representing the tops of a vast submarine mountain range in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is one of the worlds most geographically dispersed countries and Asia's smallest country in population and land area. Maldives is the world's lowest country in terms of ground level (averaging only at 1.5 metres) and is also the country with the lowest natural highest point in the world, at 2.4 metres.

The weather in the Maldives is mild all year round, with plenty of sunshine and warm waters, even during the winter months. The archipelago doesn't really experience the seasons as we do; instead, Maldives undergoes a dry season (beginning at the end of November and lasting until April) followed by a wet season (from April till October). During the wet season, humidity is extremely high and the islands see rainfalls on an almost daily basis.

What's The Weather Like in The Maldives in January?

January is one of the best months to visit the Maldives. It's in the dry season, so it's hot and sunny with low rainfall. It's peak season with many Europeans visiting to escape colder climates.

How Hot Is The Maldives In January?

January's average daytime temperatures stay around 27°C with daytime highs peaking at 29°C. During night time, temperatures are expected to drop down to 25°C but they rarely go any lower thanks to the warm Indian sea waters and the equally warm monsoon winds. 

Can You Swim In The Sea In the Maldives In January?

Sea temperature, which fluctuates only slightly throughout the year, remains at a welcoming 28°C.

Sunshine Hours

During January, Maldives enjoy nine hours of daily sunshine.

Is The Maldives WIndy In January?

January is dominated by the winter northeastern monsoon, which is a dry wind hailing east of India. The wind blows away rainy clouds and lowers humidity.

How Much Rain Does The Maldives Get In January?

Rain is relatively rare in the Maldives in January. Monthly total precipitation reaches 75mm and rain is expected over the archipelago during five days of the month. Although humidity is relatively high, sea breezes will ensure that it never feels oppressively hot.

Hotels for Maldives in January

Boutique Inn at Villa Shabnamee

If you're looking for fine accommodation in Males, the Boutique Inn at Villa Shabnamee is a small but popular hotel that offers a great location at a reasonable price. This boutique is cosy and comfortable, making it ideal for couples on a budget or families with children.

Marble Hotel

Most hotels and resorts will now arrange trips and excursions for guests and the Marble Hotel is no exception. The hotel also has a fully equipped spa, for those who want a more relaxed break and affordable room rates, this is the place for you. Staying here on a budget is very feasible.

Luckyhiya Hotel

For an affordable stay in the country's capital city, the Luckyhiya Hotel is conveniently located and comes recommended by numerous visitors. The hotel offers fair room rates that will suit any budget.

Asdu Sun Island Resort

If you're looking for a rustic experience that will give you a more authentic feel of the Maldives and its culture, try the Asdu Sun Island resort. The hotel offers a basic feel, good prices and fully encapsulates the essence of the true spirit of Maldives.

The Asdu Sun Island hotel is a simple and primitive resort that allows for a quiet and traditionally-themed stay for tourists on a budget. The hotel's facilities are useful and the view over the Indian Ocean is good enough to keep many tourists coming back year after year.

Beaches for January for Maldives

Male's Manmade Beach

If you happen to be in the capital city of Male and want to combine culture and seaside you can enjoy Male's manmade beach. This newly created bay is becoming rapidly popular thanks to the events that are hosted there, including live music and festivals, making it a great place to swim, socialise and party in Maldives.

Mirihi Island

Situated on a secluded tropical islet in the South Ari Atoll, the Mirihi Island boasts some of the most impressive beaches south of Male, Maldives's capital. All the beaches are pristine, fairly secluded and rather small. The largest beach on the island is just 350 meters long and 50 meters wide with very fine golden sand and tropical vegetation in the surrounding areas.

Bars and Restaurants 

Sala Thai Restaurant

The Sala Thai Restaurant is a fantastic Thai 'boutique', famous for being wildly exotic in an already tropical setting. The Sala Thai chefs fly all their ingredients on a weekly basis, ensuring that diners enjoy the freshest Thai dishes in an unspoilt, beautiful environment. The prices match the restaurant's quality and while this is not the most child-friendly restaurant (due to the spicy dishes) it's rather accommodating to families in general.

Sea Fire Salt Sky

The Sea Fire Salt.Sky is a unique underwater restaurant that follows the tradition of submerged dining, it first started here in Maldives a few years ago. The underwater view is just spectacular, with schools of fish casually swimming centimetres away from your table and above your head as you dine. Luckily, the food is just as impressive and the chefs here at the Sea Fire Salt.Sky draw inspiration from local dishes as well as Indian and international cuisines, resulting in a unique culinary experience.


Subsix is the world's first underwater club and one of the hottest nightlife hubs in the whole archipelago of Maldives. The Subsix club welcomes international DJs, blasts globally themed music and attracts a young lively crowd. The club itself is impressive and the deep-blue colour of the ocean makes for the perfect, unique setting for nightlong parties.

Things to Do in Maldives in January

Fish Market

A trip to Male wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Fish Market. It's one of the main tourist attractions in the Maldives. A visit here in the afternoon can also coincide with local dhonis bringing in fresh catches. The market merits a visit for all tourists interested, not only in Maldives' cuisine but also the local culture and customs.

Big game fishing

Big game fishing can give tourists the opportunity to catch anything from sharks to eels. The most popular form of the sport is night fishing. Fishing at either sunrise or sunset is the best time of the day to go, when you can take advantage of the views. The Dreamcatcher fleet offers excellent opportunities to big game fishing enthusiasts, they can practice their fishing skills angling exciting catches across the Indian Ocean.

Dates for the diary

Maldives celebrates New Years Eve as a nation-wide event with lots of fireworks and partying across all major settlements and tourist resorts. New Year's in the Maldives has a slightly political character, symbolising the nation's rebirth after it gained independence and became a republic in 1968. The day is a national holiday and tourists can also find parties going on at the most popular resorts and gathering places in Maldives.

Another politically-themed national event is the eponymous Qaumee Dhuvas, also known as the Maldives national day. It's a major nationwide celebration in January, it commemorates the victory of Muhammad Thakurufaanu Al Auzam over the Portuguese occupation in the year 1573.