Seasons in Seychelles

The Seychelles is truly a paradise of the world, where you can enjoy excellent weather all year round. But there is a small difference between seasons on these islands.

The Seychelles are located at a sufficiently large distance from the cyclones that bring cold, so even the coolness in the Seychelles is rare. The air temperature varies from 25 °C (77 °F) to 35 °C (95 °F). The average temperature of the water is about 27-28 °C (81-82 °F). The climate on the islands is tropical, but since the territory is located in the ocean, all the aggressive features of the tropical climate are greatly milded. For the year there is a dry season, and a wet one on the islands. It all depends on the direction of the wind and the amount of rainfall that air masses bring.


Weather and Climate

Spring in Seychelles

With the onset of spring, the wet season on the islands doesn’t recede. The air temperature remains within 30 °C (86 °F) during the day, at night the thermometer's column drops to 25 °C (77 °F). In April, there is a definite change of weather every year, since the direction of the winds is changing, or rather, on the territory of the islands they are practically absent. Rains in April are rare. In May, the air temperature becomes even more comfortable, is approximately 28 °C (82 °F). Water warms up to 28 °C (82 °F). In general, the ocean is fairly calm during this period, there are no large waves or storms. A light oceanic breeze is a little refreshing, and it blows practically round the clock. At night, the air temperature can drop even to 23 °C (73 °F).

The climate of the spring months

(Victoria)

March
Max average t°: +29 °C (85 °F)
Min average t°: +25 °C (77 °F)
Water t°: +29 °C (84 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 89 mm (3.5")
April
Max average t°: +30 °C (86 °F)
Min average t°: +25 °C (77 °F)
Water t°: +30 °C (86 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7.5 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 108 mm (4.25")
May
Max average t°: +29 °C (85 °F)
Min average t°: +25 °C (77 °F)
Water t°: +29 °C (84 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 11 days
Precipitation: 152 mm (6.0")

Spring holidays

Easter holy Friday, Saturday and Sunday

1 May – Feast of Labor

Summer in Seychelles

The dry season begins on the islands in summer. Local residents call it "cold", June even consider the beginning of the Seychellois winter, although for an ordinary traveler this concept is simply comparative. The average air temperature fluctuates within 26 °C (79 °F). Humidity decreases significantly, because precipitation passes away completely. Gradually, the winds rise due to the southeast movement of the monsoon. The second month of summer - the driest in the year, is considered the height of the cold season. Due to the fact that the monsoon does not bring any humidity, the ocean becomes quite restless, high waves appear. The temperature of August is within 26 °C (79 °F) of heat. Drought gradually gives way to occasional rains, and humidity respectively grows. In general, the strongest season of winds begins around the islands, only their echoes reach Seychelles.

The climate of the summer months

(Victoria)

June
Max average t°: +28 °C (83 °F)
Min average t°: +25 °C (77 °F)
Water t°: +27 °C (81 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 74 mm (2.9")
July
Max average t°: +27 °C (81 °F)
Min average t°: +24 °C (75 °F)
Water t°: +26 °C (79 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6.5 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 39 mm (1.5")
August
Max average t°: +27 °C (81 °F)
Min average t°: +24 °C (75 °F)
Water t°: +26.5 °C (80 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation:71 mm (2.8")


Summer holidays

5 June – Day of Liberation

10 June – Feast of the Body of the Lord

18 June – National Reconciliation Day

29 June – Independence Day

Autumn in Seychelles

With the onset of September, the air temperature gradually rises, and already in the middle of the month reaches a rate of 29 °C (84 °F). The water remains warmed up to 27 °C (81 °F). Southeast air masses are gradually replaced by north-western air masses. In September, there are not many rainy days, but with the onset of October almost every day, there are short rains. In November, the wet season manifests in all its glory. Gradually, the humidity increases, reaching 80 and 90 percent. The temperature of water and air during this period is kept in practically the same range. Most of the time, the ocean is calm, but there is a sharp changeability. From nowhere from time to time, there are huge waves that should be taken into consideration when you are resting at this season.

The climate of the autumn months

(Victoria)

September
Max average t°: +28 °C (82 °F)
Min average t°: +24.5 °C (76 °F)
Water t°: +27 °C (81 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 111 mm (4.4")
October
Max average t°: +28 °C (83 °F)
Min average t°: +24 °C (75 °F)
Water t°: +28 °C (82 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 136 mm (5.35")
November
Max average t°: +29 °C (84 °F)
Min average t°: +24 °C (75 °F)
Water t°: +28.5 °C (83 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7.5 hours
Rainy days: 11 days
Precipitation: 127 mm (5.0")

Autumn holidays

1 November – All Saints Day.

Winter in Seychelles

The onset of winter in the Seychelles is a rather conventional concept, connected mostly with calendar indicators. Although, there are some differences from summer weather. For example, the northwestern regular monsoon brings with it a large amount of precipitation. At the same time, the air temperature is the highest in the winter, it reaches 27 °C (81 °F) in the daytime, and at night it drops only to 26-27 °C (79-81 °F). In general, December is the hottest month on the islands. Most tourists undergo quite a bit of this weather with high temperatures and high humidity, which sometimes reaches a hundred percent. In January, the amount of precipitation doesn’t decrease, but the air temperature still decreases by 2-3 degrees. With the onset of February, it rains less and less, and the temperature indicators of afternoon are gradually approaching the comfortable value about +29-30 °C (84-86 °F).

The climate of the winter months

(Victoria)

December
Max average t°: +28 °C (83 °F)
Min average t°: +24 °C (75 °F)
Water t°: +28.5 °C (83 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 13 days
Precipitation: 258 mm (10.2")
January
Max average t°: +28 °C (83 °F)
Min average t°: +24.5 °C (76 °F)
Water t°: +28 °C (82 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 11 days
Precipitation: 175 mm (6.9")
February
Max average t°: +29 °C (84 °F)
Min average t°: +25 °C (77 °F)
Water t°: +29 °C (84 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 118 mm (4.65")

Winter holidays

8 December – Immaculate Conception

25 December – Christmas

1-2 January – New Year