We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Is 2nd half Oct ok weather wise to go to Maldives?

Bangkok, Thailand
Level Contributor
136 posts
1 review
Save Topic
Is 2nd half Oct ok weather wise to go to Maldives?

Hi, First timer to the Maldives and planning to travel late Oct (around Oct 23-26/27). Understand this is still within the low season but wanted advice on whether it is still a doable period to travel there weather wise? If there's rain woudl there be a constant torrential downpour or short spats with some periods of sunshine in between? Really appreciate advice on this.

England, United...
Destination Expert
for Maldives
Level Contributor
8,185 posts
25 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Is 2nd half Oct ok weather wise to go to Maldives?

Hi

It impossible to predict the weather unfortunately so just expect a mixed bag ,lots of forum members including myself have been at this time of year and have had great weather ,but it is a gamble ;-)

It will be hot no matter if it rains or not .

Personally I am happy to take the risk given the price reduction compared to high season .

Good luck

Darryl

Ps.... Check out the FAQS for more facts about Maldives weather ;-)

Rome, Italy
Destination Expert
for Sri Lanka, Maldives
Level Contributor
11,287 posts
81 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Is 2nd half Oct ok weather wise to go to Maldives?

Once in October we had ten days of sunshine and perfectly clear and still waters. couple of years ago in October we had like 3 days of rain, and one cloudy day. So cross your fingers and hope for the best. I also prefer going in the low season because there are very few people, very quiet, and have the reef almost all to myself :)

Norway
Level Contributor
819 posts
24 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: Is 2nd half Oct ok weather wise to go to Maldives?

It is very doable! Have been in October before and are going again in a few weeks. Yes it is more risky, but you have to be very unlucky to only get rain. It will most likely be short showers and then clear up again. In Oct. 2010 we didn't have a drop of rain.

Good luck and have a great time :)

Cumbria, United...
Level Contributor
3,446 posts
23 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: Is 2nd half Oct ok weather wise to go to Maldives?

October 2008 - 1 day cloud 13 days sun

October 2009 - 14 days sun

October 2010 8 days rain 8 days sun but very windy

October 2013 10 days heavy rain and storms 4 days sun/cloud/rain

The one thing that is predictable is that is will be warm!

It's unpredictable but it wouldn't stop us going in October - we get wet diving and snorkelling anyway!

London
Level Contributor
885 posts
8 reviews
Save Reply
5. Re: Is 2nd half Oct ok weather wise to go to Maldives?

Heather, is this from your crystal ball? You got me worried!

'October 2013 10 days heavy rain and storms 4 days sun/cloud/rain'

New Romney, United...
Level Contributor
223 posts
8 reviews
Save Reply
6. Re: Is 2nd half Oct ok weather wise to go to Maldives?

The bad weather last year in October was caused by a cyclone in Bengal so you would be unlucky for this to happen again. We had 4 days rain as we went end of October. It wouldn't put me off going at that time again as we have been 4 times at that time of year and I'm sure we will again! Book it if that time suits you and enjoy the countdown!

Northern Ireland...
Level Contributor
9,124 posts
286 reviews
Save Reply
7. Re: Is 2nd half Oct ok weather wise to go to Maldives?

Heather.... You been at the gin?... Oct 2013?

London, United...
Level Contributor
27,178 posts
29 reviews
Save Reply
8. Re: Is 2nd half Oct ok weather wise to go to Maldives?

Suspect she meant 2012. Lol.

Last year was bad As spammyan says due to the cyclone and it was the same time as the us hurricane.

England, United...
Destination Expert
for Maldives
Level Contributor
8,185 posts
25 reviews
Save Reply
9. Re: Is 2nd half Oct ok weather wise to go to Maldives?

At last !!!!!!

Someone who can predict the weather ;-)))

Cumbria, United...
Level Contributor
3,446 posts
23 reviews
Save Reply
10. Re: Is 2nd half Oct ok weather wise to go to Maldives?

Ha - my crystal ball has cracks in it - meant 2012!