Maldives Weather in October: What You Need to Know Before Traveling
Maldives has within it, one of the most unique geographical makeups on the planet. An archipelago that stretches 820 km long & 130 km wide, which is somewhat large for an island nation. Each island has a white, powder-like sandy beach that is well protected by a bed of coral that sports a multitude of colours & multiple species of fauna that calls the corals their home. And when you look further out, you see a blue-green, aquamarine ocean that holds an unparalleled beauty above & below the surface of the water. It’s no wonder that Maldives is a world-renowned vacation spot that has people from every corner of the globe flocking towards this pristine destination.
Maldives lies on the equator, which is the reason why it is home to only 2 seasons throughout the year: a dry season & a wet season. The dry season ranges from November to April & the wet season ranges from May to October. October is mostly known as a transitional month, where the weather changes from wet to dry. Due to this, the weather in Maldives in October can be a bit unpredictable as it has the tendency to swing from sunny to rainy every so often.
With that in mind, let’s put the month of October into the spotlight and continue with the inquiry & title of this article: Maldives Weather In October: What You Need to Know Before Travelling, a must-read if you’re travelling to Maldives in October!
Maldives Weather In October & Activities You Can Partake In
When we’re talking about Maldives weather, October has a bit more nuance to it. While the sun is out, expect temperatures to go up to 31℃ / 87℉ (perfect for sunbathing & swimming) & a cooling 26℃ / 79℉ during nighttime. As for the temperature in the sea, it is seen to hold at 28℃ / 83℉ all throughout, a reasonably comfortable amount.
Expect about 15 days of rain, with precipitation getting to 207mm / 8.15in throughout the month. When taking a look from a weekly perspective, rain will fall an average of 3.6 days a week more or less.
When it comes to wind, it is quite mild and almost unnoticeable at times, with the average wind scale reading being at 3 for the month of October.
All in all, it looks decent for the pluviophiles but even those who don’t like rain can find solace in these weather conditions & enjoy their vacation.
We all know that rain does have the tendency to ruin travel plans & sadly, that is the case in Maldives in October weather, but only on a few days though. Don’t expect your diving, snorkelling or any other water sport or boat-related activity to go through, as the ocean can get quite rough when it rains, due to the wind picking up out at sea.
Instead, when it does rain, you should opt for a land-based activity (such as going to the spa for a massage, taking a bike ride at the risk of getting wet, a trip to the sauna, sign up for a cooking class or any other activity on land) as it is advisable to stay out of the water while rainfall occurs.
However, when the rain does subside, there are a few things that you can do in the water that will still crank up the fun aspect of your trip to its max, such as surfing. Maldives is known for some pretty decent wave potential and surfers from around the world can’t help but surf whenever they come to Maldives. Another thing you can do is take a ride on a banana boat, something that can prove to be quite fun with your significant other or with friends & family. The more the merrier when it comes to this wild ride across the surface of the ocean.
When the rain stops in October, you can expect the skies to be splattered with a light blue accompanied by low humidity that tops off your vacation. Because October is a seasonal transition month, it tends to not be as hot as the dry season, along with a cloudless atmosphere where you can bake yourself without too much worry of sunburn.
What To Pack For Maldives In October
If you’re going to go to any sort of tropical setting, it is advisable to take with you any sort of clothing that is breathable & light, especially for the weather in Maldives October. We’re talking clothes like tank tops, shorts, short-sleeved shirts, sundresses, any sort of clothing that has breathability. As for the type of fabric you should think about wearing, fabrics such as cotton, nylon, polyester & silk are amazing contenders to take with you so that you don’t sweat too much while in the sun.
Let’s not forget, the best choice you can make when it comes to walking around is going to be a pair of flip-flops or any sort of open footwear. Of course, this is just for when you travel around outside of the resort like if you decide to go to the capital of Maldives known as Male’, but other than that, walking around barefoot at the resort tends to be the norm but perhaps not EVERYWHERE at the resort.
You would also obviously need to protect yourself from the sun when you do come here so the ideal friend for any sort of sunbather is going to be sunscreen! Anything that has an SPF from 30 to 50 will serve you well in Maldives. Just remember to keep applying it whenever you go out into the sun to get the nice & tanned look instead of the red & sore look.
Another thing you need to bring with you, and this is exclusive to mostly nighttime in Maldives, is mosquito repellant. Due to the fact that it still tends to rain a bit in October, you will be greeted by mosquitos once the sun goes down & the temperature gets a bit cooler. If red blotches on your skin aren’t your style, then take care to bring some decent mosquito repellant with you to stave off these buzzy & uninvited guests.
Where To Stay In Maldives In October
Concerning the weather for Maldives in October, you might be wondering where exactly is the best place you can stay for an amazing & unforgettable trip. So let MadlyMaldives give you the best recommendations on where you should book your Maldivian stay in October!
1. Bandos Maldives
Priced as low as $274 per night when you book yourself a Standard Beachfront Room (inclusive of a Bed & Breakfast meal plan), you are setting yourself up to experience one of the best & one of the first resorts to be built in Maldives.
Bandos Maldives is located in North Male’ Atoll, a mere 10 minutes away from Velana International Airport. The weather in North Male’ Atoll for October is predicted to have just 7 days of rain, with the temperatures going to a high of 30℃ / 86℉ and a low of 26℃ / 78.8℉.
Complete with one of the best house reefs in North Male’ Atoll, Bandos Maldives takes pride in its natural beauty & with 40 dive sites to rotate between & choose from, it’s no wonder Bandos Maldives is one of the top choices of resorts in Maldives.
2. Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives
Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives is an adults-only paradise that removes all gloom from your life & replaces it with luxury & decadence. Book yourself a Beach Villa for $512 per night & be treated to a Bed & Breakfast meal plan that emphasises culinary excellence.
Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives is also located in North Male’ Atoll with the weather for October predicted to have just 7 days of rain, along with the temperatures going to a high of 30℃ / 86℉ and a low of 26℃ / 78.8℉.
Book yourself an excursion where you get to swim with whale sharks, sea turtles & dolphins and by the end of it, come out of the ocean with a deeper appreciation for marine life.
3. ROBINSON Club Noonu
A family friendly haven, ROBINSON Club Noonu is a marvel to look at & a joy to experience. By getting yourself a Deluxe Room that has a seaview balcony that goes for $648 per night, you get to enjoy an all-inclusive trip with your family that will be pinned in the family photo album as one of the best trips of your lives.
ROBINSON Club Noonu is located in Noonu Atoll, where it has been predicted that rainfall might occur for 16 days out of the 31 days in October. The temperature hits a high of 30℃ / 86℉ and a low of 25℃ / 77℉. It takes about 45 minutes via seaplane from the capital Male’ to get to ROBINSON Club Noonu.
A well thought out meal plan ‘made by ROBINSON’, the WellFood dishes, a gourmet restaurant to serve your luxury culinary needs and a Teppanyaki restaurant exists to send you into culinary bliss.
4. Furaveri Island Resort & Spa
Book yourself a Garden Villa for $332 per night where a Bed & Breakfast meal plan awaits, and where the ocean is right outside your doorstep, ready to be jumped into.
Furaveri Island Resort & Spa is located to the north of Maldives in Raa Atoll, where there is predicted to be around 15 days with a bit of rainfall in October. The temperature hits a high of 30℃ / 86℉ and a low of 25℃ / 77℉. A seaplane can take you to Furaveri Island Resort & Spa in the span of 45 minutes.
For those who like the feeling of thrill, experience the weekly Fire Show at Udhares Bar, where embers are lit & flames are bit (quite literally fire gets eaten as a stunt).
5. Thulhagiri Island Resort Maldives
Thulhagiri Island Resort Maldives is, as their slogan goes, a lovers paradise. Journey to Maldives with your partner & rediscover romance on a level that you thought not possible. A $293 per night Beach Bungalow with a Half-Board meal plan awaits those who book with Thulhagiri Island Resort Maldives.
Thulhagiri Island Resort Maldives is also located at North Male’ Atoll, a mere 13km from Velana International Airport, where it takes just 20 minutes via speedboat to get to the resort. The weather in North Male’ Atoll for October is predicted to have just 7 days of rain, with the temperatures going to a high of 30℃ / 86℉ and a low of 26℃ / 78.8℉.
Go windsurfing under the watchful eye of Magic Surf & Sail, Thulhagiri Island Resort Maldives water sports experts, along with the choice of other activities such as catamaran-sailing, wakeboarding, water skiing & stand up paddling.
And there you have it! Even in October, where the weather is shifting from the dry season to the wet season, you can still enjoy what Maldives has to offer, be it on land, above the water or below it. Be sure to dress for a tropical climate even though the rain might make a few appearances but it wouldn’t hurt to bring an umbrella or a raincoat just in case. Head on over to MadlyMaldives to make your October holiday booking!