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Seychelles Travel Guide The Complete Guide to the Seychelles

Map of the Seychelles

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When Should You Go To The Seychelles?

In the Seychelles there is a warm tropical climate all year round with daytime temperatures of just under 30 degrees, and due to the proximity to the equator, there are hardly any major fluctuations. The weather is suitable all year round for a trip, but there are a few differences in the monsoon winds. Which travel time is best for you depends primarily on your own preferences.

The north-west monsoon brings with it warmer weather from November to March. The sea is also very quiet during this time, with an average wind speed of 15 to 22km/h (9 - 14 mph). This period is therefore ideal for snorkelling and diving, as underwater visibility stretches up to 30 metres. The south-east monsoon brings comfortable, drier weather between May and October, along with a more turbulent sea, with stronger winds of 19 to 37 km/h (12 to 23 mph). This time of year is therefore better for sailing, surfing, and hiking.

The majority of precipitation in the Seychelles falls between December and February, when there are usually short bouts of heavy rain. The hottest months are December to April, when humidity is high, sometimes over 80%. April to October, the period between the two monsoon seasons, is the time when the wind turns, making for very warm, almost breeze-free weather. This also brings high humidity.

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Climate Tables

PraslinJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average Temperature (°C)272728282827262627272727
Hours of Sunlight567888877876
Water Temperature (°C)282728272625232323262527
Precipitation (mm)2951721601241351165399130141179311
Rainy Days9566633445510
MahéJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average Temperature (°C)272828282827262627272727
Hours of Sunlight567888877876
Water Temperature282728272625232323262527
Precipitation (mm) 396208171178171617087105170164301
Rainy Days9566633445510
Note: Due to changes in global climates, it is often hard to predict the weather accurately. The Seychelles experience rain all year-round, with this contributing to the lush greenery of the country.
Find out more about the climate of the Seychelles!