Maldives summer monsoon is called Halhangu in Dhivehi. It’s the rainy and windy season.
Day 56 in the Maldives. We’re half way our photo journey.
We are now in North Male Atoll, and “Halhangu” has brought us another amazing sunset.
When the summer monsoon brings very artistic skies during the Sunset…Divine Maldives…
It’s June…We’re in the midst of the Maldives summer monsoon.
This is the time for the summer monsoon in Maldives. Named “Halhangu” in Dhivehi ( the Maldivian language).
In in this part of the world, the summer monsoon often starts in May, reaches its peak around July/August and slowly disappears in October, followed by the winter monsoon ( called “Iruvai” in Dhivehi).
The summer monsoon is considered as the strongest of both of them.
You will often experience strong to very strong shower rains. Winds are generally stable and strong too and blow West/ South-West.
During this period of the year, Maldives weather becomes very versatile.
Strong rains often follow a beautiful sunny morning. The weather can change in a few minutes…
Dark, rainy and very windy periods can be very short, but they can also go on for a few days and be immediately replaced by idyllic weather conditions.
Weather balance will remain very fragile all along the season. It is sometimes so humid that a bright Sun can suddenly disappear behind heavy dark threatening clouds.
Here, there is no rule and there never was. Climate changes also affect the Maldives and the phenomenon got stronger the past years.
However, the Summer monsoon also has its good sides !
In Maldives, the summer monsoon is the best times for windsurfing, kitesurfing, fishing, swim with whalesharks and surfing.
But if you are neither a windsurfer, a surfer or a fisherman…and you are a fan of spectacular sunsets and photography, Maldives will also fulfill your wishes.
This is precisely during at this time of the year ( high humidity combined with strange cloudy skies) that Maldives will offer you her best natural shows with breathtaking and unforgettable sunsets…
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