The best times to visit Gan Island for ideal weather are
January 8th to April 29th
July 9th to August 12th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Gan Island Travel Guide
Other Gan Island Travel Info
Weather in Gan Island
Average temperatures in Gan Island vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 25th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Gan Island, the hottest months are April, June, and then May. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid April where highs are regularly around 90.7°F (32.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 80°F (26.7°C) at night.
Gan Island Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Gan Island Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Gan Island Perceived Temperature (F)
Gan Island Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Gan Island Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Gan Island are January, March, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early December with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of December 3rd.
When can you find snow in Gan Island? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Gan Island.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Gan Island (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Gan Island has some very humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is February (71.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (77.6%).
Wind in Gan Island is usually calm. The windiest month is May, followed by October and January. May’s average wind speed of around 6.8 knots (7.8 MPH or 12.5 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late October where average top sustained speeds reach 11.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Gan Island.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||6.2||Light breeze||8.4||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||5.6||Light breeze||8||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||4.5||Light breeze||6.7||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||5.3||Light breeze||7.7||Gentle breeze|
|May||6.8||Light breeze||9.5||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||5.2||Light breeze||7.6||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||4.9||Light breeze||7.4||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||5.1||Light breeze||7.9||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||5.6||Light breeze||8.3||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||6.6||Light breeze||9.5||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||5.6||Light breeze||8.3||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||5.3||Light breeze||7.8||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Gan Island?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for the Maldives; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 25, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Gan Island, the Maldives is February, followed by May and January. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Gan Island in September. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Gan Island Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 90.7°F (32.6°C) and 88.1°F (31.2°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 4 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 2 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Gan Island, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 88.3°F (31.3°C) and 87.2°F (30.7°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 5 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Gan Island to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 88.1°F (31.2°C) and 86.5°F (30.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.