The best times to visit Mahe Island for ideal weather are
July 9th to September 2nd
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Mahe Island Travel Guide
Other Mahe Island Travel Info
Weather in Mahe Island
Average temperatures in Mahe Island vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a chance of rain throughout most of the year. The area is far less temperate than some — in the 3rd 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 Mahe Island, the hottest months are April, May, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early April where highs are regularly around 89.8°F (32.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 78.4°F (25.8°C) at night.
Mahe Island Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Mahe 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.
Mahe Island Perceived Temperature (F)
Mahe Island Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Mahe 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 Mahe Island are August, July, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid August. For example, on the week of August 13th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid January with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of January 15th.
When can you find snow in Mahe 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 Mahe Island.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Mahe 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
Mahe Island has some very humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is August (72.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (77.6%).
Wind in Mahe Island is usually moderate. The windiest month is August, followed by September and July. August’s average wind speed of around 12 knots (13.8 MPH or 22.1 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early September where average top sustained speeds reach 17.6 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Mahe 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||Light breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
|Feb||6.8||Light breeze||11.9||Significant breeze|
|Mar||5.4||Light breeze||11.1||Significant breeze|
|Apr||5.1||Light breeze||10.8||Gentle breeze|
|May||8||Gentle breeze||13.1||Significant breeze|
|Jun||10.2||Gentle breeze||15.1||Significant breeze|
|Jul||11||Significant breeze||16||Significant breeze|
|Aug||12||Significant breeze||16.5||Significant breeze|
|Sep||11.5||Significant breeze||16.5||Significant breeze|
|Oct||7.8||Gentle breeze||13.3||Significant breeze|
|Nov||5.8||Light breeze||11.8||Significant breeze|
|Dec||5.8||Light breeze||12.3||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Mahe Island?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Seychelles; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Mahe Island, the Seychelles is May, followed by January and February. 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 Mahe Island in December. 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 Mahe Island Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 89.8°F (32.1°C) and 87.5°F (30.8°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 8 to 10 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Winter (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 5 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Mahe Island, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 87.7°F (30.9°C) and 84.8°F (29.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: approximately 9 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Mahe Island to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 87.6°F (30.9°C) and 85.6°F (29.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 8 to 14 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.