We've looked at the most up-to-date weather data for Maldives, covering the last 12 years up to 2021, plus we've asked our team of travel bloggers for their first-hand experiences in order to answer the most frequently asked questions about Maldives weather in January.
How warm is it in Maldives during January?
January is typically the coolest month in Maldives, although we use the term cool in a relative sense! Expect heat, with the temperature hitting about 28℃ during the day, falling away to a balmy 27℃ at night. Of course, the high humidity will make it feel even hotter. The UV index will be high at this time of year, so protection against skin and eye damage is needed. Try to limit exposure between 10am and 4pm. Apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every few hours, even if it's cloudy, or more frequently after sweating or swimming, and wear UV-blocking sunglasses too, and bear in mind that bright surfaces, such as sand and water increase UV exposure.
Does it rain in Maldives during January?
On average, there will be 13 rainy days during the month, amounting to 39.8mm in total. That's much drier than we see in England during August, and therefore not something to be concerned about. Due to the high temperature and humidity, you might expect lots of thunderstorms, however they're actually fairly infrequent at this time of year. On average, January will see just 1 days that produce a storm.
How warm is the sea in Maldives during January?
The water around Maldives reaches a very pleasant 28℃ during January. This is very warm, and will feel bath-like. People who normally feel the cold will find this temperature perfectly acceptable. The hot air temperature will mean that you will feel comfortably warm when coming out of the water.
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