What is the best time to visit Seychelles?

April-May and October-November is the best time to visit Seychelles. However, the island is blessed with a year-long tropical warm climate, making it an all-year-round destination; the best time to visit will depend on what activities best suit your interests. Two trade winds influence the weather, the north-western trade winds from October to March and the south-eastern trade winds from May to September.

The transition period between these trades in April, May, September and October is characterised by mild temperatures and wind-free conditions which are ideal for wildlife spotting, diving and snorkelling.

Peak season begins from May to September which is perfect for sailing and windsurfing. During these months, the island experiences most visitors from all over the globe and hence, are over-crowded. October - April is the best period for fishing. November-March is usually the low tourist season in Seychelles. During these months, the beaches are generally filled with seaweeds and hence, in case you travel during this time, you need to choose your hotel wisely.

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Seychelles Weather in April and May

Weather in April and May in Seychelles is usually about tender showers and mild warm winds. The island is almost free of crowds during these months. So, you can get the chance of getting the best of hotel accommodation at the best of pricing.
 
You can also opt for a budget trip during these months and enjoy several activities like sailing, boating, and bird watching. During April, one can witness some of the major local events like Seychelles National Fishing Tournament and Carnaval International de Victoria.

Seychelles Weather in April

The tourist season lasts the entire year in Seychelles as the weather stays ideal without any extremes that the other tropical destinations experience. Weather in April is best described as 'warm and calm' and is one of the best months to visit the archipelago. Humidity stays low during the month, and due to their unpredictability, the islands may experience short light showers.

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Seychelles Weather from June to September

During these months, the beaches are usually vacant, and the few tourists can, therefore, flock to the most popular areas of Seychelles. There’s a drop in temperature in the weather in June to September and the region usually experiences very less humidity and precipitation. The weather, hence, is dry and cool.

It also provides an opportunity for the travellers to enjoy scuba diving as well as sailing along with bird watching adventures. As these are the peak tourist season in Seychelles, the hotel rates are also on the higher side. Also, there are some of the major events like Seychelles Sea Turtle Festival, South-East Monsoon Sailfish Tournament and Seychelles Round Table Regatta during these months which you can be a part of if planned early.

Seychelles Weather in July

The southeastern trade winds regularly blow from May to November and are at their peak in June, July, and August. The weather is therefore cool and pleasant in July, which is even the coolest and the driest month of the year. However, there is plenty of sunshine to relax and sunbathe in the glorious warmth of Seychelles' sun. Showers, if any, are brief and the cool breeze makes for a peaceful amble along the beach. 

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Seychelles Weather in August

August is one of the driest and coldest months of the year in Seychelles making it ideal for vacation. The daily mean temperature in August lies around 26 degree Celsius with 97mm of average rainfall and 79% of average relative humidity and 8 hours of sunshine per day on an average. It is also the windiest month as trade winds from the south-east blow during this time causing wind speeds of around 13mph. Sea temperatures lie approximately 28 degrees Celsius.

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Seychelles Weather in September

The temperature in Seychelles averages about 27 degrees Celsius in this month. Dry weather, with a scattered rainfall of about 154 mm and the sun shining for 12 hours a day, prevails in the country making it one of the driest months. However, the scorching heat is not able to impact thanks to the cool ocean winds blowing at 16mph during this time of the year, acting as natural air conditioners.

The air has a moisture content of 79%. Rainfall increases by the end of the month and is experienced more in islands present at higher altitudes. Accommodations become cheaper in September, making it easier on the pockets.

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Seychelles Weather in October and November

During these two months, the island experiences occasional rains. The weather in October and November is the best for touring around. Tourists can enjoy several activities like scuba diving, boat rides, snorkelling and a lot more.

This is undeniably the best time to visit Seychelles. In addition to this, it is also the most preferred period for whale watching, shark watching, hawksbill turtle and migratory birds watching. You can even attend some of the major events like Festival Kreol, la Digue Offshore Tournament and SUBIOS.

Seychelles Weather in October

The temperature usually ranges between 24 degrees and 28 degrees Celcius. You can say it is pretty impressive! Also, as monsoons hit Seychelles during this month around 139 mm of rainfall is recorded every year.

Is it the right time for travelling?
Yes, October seems a perfect month to be here in Seychelles. The waters are clear, and the weather is refreshing, thanks to the small downpours.

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Seychelles Weather from December to March

The northwest trade winds arrive ay Seychelles arrives with the commencement of summer months in Seychelles. There are mild showers during this time, and the visitors can still explore the places and have a good time celebrating the year-end festivals.
 
Weather in December in Seychelles is a bit humid with probable showers now and then. In case you are up for a trip to Seychelles during these summer months, do not forget to enjoy the Seychelles Marathon. Also, you need to book your hotel stay well in advance to get the best place available.

Seychelles Weather in December

The temperature does not range much throughout the year. Though in December, the weather is quite hot and usually ranges between 25 to 30 degrees Celcius, with humidity levels remaining steady until January at 75%.

A good time to travel?
Being one of the two most rainy and sultry months of Seychelles, December is definitely not the best of the months to visit the islands, but having said that, the short spells of light rain won't really come in the way of your vacation and won't stop you from enjoying those heavenly beaches to the fullest. Apart from that, calm waves make it safer to swim in the water and seaweed is also less on Praslin's south/southwest coast during this time.

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Seychelles Weather in January

Seychelles has its major period of monsoon season during December and January making January one of the wettest months of the year. Although it is the season of monsoon, the temperature lingers around the average temperature of 27 degrees Celcius, thus sustaining the amazing weather. 

Despite it being the season of monsoon and rain, the time between December and January is considered peak tourist season since this time coincides with holiday season across most of the world. Another factor contributing to this is the amazing temperature in Seychelles in comparison to the rest of the world.

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Seychelles Weather in March

In Seychelles, March is a transitionary period when the north-west monsoon winds that blow between November to March are receding, and the trade winds from the south-east blowing from May to September has not yet arrived. The absence of both of these winds during this period makes March one of the hottest months of the year in Seychelles.

However, if you have already made your travel plans, then there is nothing to worry because most decent resorts and restaurants on the island are air-conditioned. Furthermore, when you are on a beach holiday, the best way to beat the heat would be to take a dip in the seawater!

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