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Weather in May....?

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Weather in May....?

Hi,

Could anyone tell me if at the start of May in the Maldives we will miss the rainy season? or if we are there for the start of it what will it be like..eg downpours followed by sun or cloudy skies? how is the water is it still calm enough for swimming? Any help appreciated.

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Roy

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1. Re: Weather in May....?

depends on what the weather is like ... yes as well as no to all of the above . sorry but anyone telling you anything else is kidding themselves .

you can experience anything from crystal clear sunny skies with utterly calm waters to several days long episodes or storm and sheet rain with rough , choppy seas. your odds are for something in between .. sunny periods , mixed up with clouds and showers .

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2. Re: Weather in May....?

The average is the only guide you can use to be honest.

Its allllll going on here today. Looks like a JDAM has been dropped on the whole forum. lol

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Hi,

Thanks for the replys, Guess its a gamble... With not much else to do on resort/islands if the weather does get bad not sure if its a gamble to take!

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Roy

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roy

As Spammie says it is a risk but just because its the rainy season , doesn't mean it rains all the time, there is just more chance. We always go end of May and to date have never had a whole day washed out. A couple of short showers and a couple of hours on 2 afternoons , maybe a couple of cloudy days, that is in 6 weeks of holidays. Also it is still warm so you can swim and dive. Sometimes you can sit in the bar and watch the lightshow the storms put on if its in the evening.

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