What is the best time to visit Seychelles? Our destination experts share an overview.
Seychelles are blessed with a year-long warm, tropical climate, it’s always a good time to visit, although different times of year may be better suited to your particular interests.
The climate in the Seychelles is tropical. During the entire year, it is warm between 24°C – 30°C. There is a high humidity, but thanks to the fresh sea breeze the heat is softened, so that the climate of the Seychelles is very pleasant. The Indian Ocean attracts year round temperatures of 26°C.
Two opposing trade winds generally govern the weather pattern: the north-westerly trades blow from October to March when wind speeds average from 8 to 12 knots; and the brisker south-easterly trades blow from May to September with winds of between 10 to 20 knots, bringing the cooler and windier conditions ideal for sailing.
The periods of calm between the trades produce fairly warm and wind-free conditions throughout April and also in October. Conditions for swimming, snorkeling and especially diving are superb during April/May and October/November when the water temperature sometimes reaches 29 º C and visibility is often more than 30 meters.
The best travel time for your Seychelles vacation is from May to October, when the weather is particularly pleasant. During the Northwest Winds it can be rainy and it becomes warmer. The humidity is more noticeable due to these higher temperatures. Since severe storms are very rare in the Seychelles, it is still perfectly fine to visit the islands at this time.
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