Weather in Seychelles

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The Seychelles is an archipelago of over 100 islands in the Indian Ocean. The region is famed for its white sand beaches, azure waters and lush green countryside. With its location near the equator, it’s no surprise that the Seychelles has a hot, tropical climate with a distinct wet and dry season.

The best time to visit the Seychelles is in the summer for warm weather and the occasional rain shower. Temperatures are around 26°C and often peak at 28°C, which is perfect for lounging by the pool or enjoying a relaxing day on the beach.

Trade winds blowing across the Indian Ocean can make it easy to underestimate the power of the sun. Make sure to wear sun cream throughout the day and especially between 12pm and 3pm when temperatures are at their highest.

The Indian Ocean is mild for most of the year with an average temperature of 26°C. There’s an annual rainfall of 2,900mm, which means you’ll need to pack a raincoat no matter when you choose to visit.

Showers are usually fast and short but if you want to avoid the worst of the rain, the best time to go to the Seychelles is August. It’s one of the driest months of the year with just 100mm of rainfall and plenty of warm sunshine.

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