Seychelles Weather


Average climate in Seychelles throughout the year

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily Temperature High (C) 28 29 29 30 29 28 27 27 28 28 29 28
Daily Temperature Low (C) 24 24 25 25 25 24 24 24 24 24 24 23
Daily Sunshine (hrs) 6 6 7 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 6
Relative Humidity (%) 82 80 80 80 79 79 80 80 79 79 80 82
Monthly Rainfall (mm) 381 279 229 178 178 102 76 76 127 152 229 356
Wind Direction NW NW NW SW-NW SE SE SE SE SE SW-NW SW-NW NW

The Seychelles Climate

The Seychelles has an enviable, tropical climate; generally it's warm and humid, averaging 29C throughout the year - making the Seychelles a superb year round holiday destination.

Between May to September, the temperature drops slightly due to the trade winds from the southeast; during this period, some south and east facing beaches are prone to more seaweed. From December to March, the northwest trade winds bring more heavy spells of rain, along with warmer weather and a higher humidity. However, even during these 'wetter' months, there is usually around 6 hours of daily sunshine.

Rain is possible all year round but normally in short sharp showers, hence the lush green vegetation. Please bear in mind, however, the weather in Seychelles can vary markedly between different islands. For example, outer coral islands usually have less rainfall than the main inner 'granitic' islands. The information provided here is purely a general guide.

The transition periods of April and October tend to offer hot temperatures with slight breezes and calm seas. The sea is at its choppiest in July and August. The Seychelles is safely situated outside of the cyclone belt.


Best times to visit Seychelles for...

Snorkelling - Year round
Surfing & Windsurfing - May to September
Sailing - Year round
Fishing - October to April
Diving - February to May & September to November, but best visibility in April & October
Turtles - October to February (peak Dec) for laying eggs; mid-January to April for hatchlings
Bird watching - April/May for breeding season; May-September for nesting of Sooty Terns; and September/October for migration
Walking & Hiking - May to October


The information provided above should be used as a general guide, as the weather in Seychelles can be extremely localised. Therefore, one island may be better than another for certain activities during different periods.
Please give Just Seychelles a call if you require any further detailed information.


See the Seychelles e-travel guide for more comprehensive details about the islands, activities and interests, as well as more about the Seychelles way of life.

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