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Maldives Summer Monsoon…the essential

Day 56. NORTH MALE ATOLL. When Monsoon brings very artistic skies…Divine Maldives…

Maldives sunset summer monsoon
Maldives sunset during summer monsoon | Photo © Sakis Papadopoulos

It’s June…
This is the time for the summer monsoon in Maldives. Named « Halhangu » in Dhivehi ( Maldivian language), the summer monsoon often starts in May, reaches its peak around July/August and slowly disappear in October, followed by the winter monsoon ( “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 !
It is the best times for windsurfing, kitesurfing, fishing 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 unforgettable sunsets…

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About The Author

I am Rozenn, Dreaming of Maldives writer and editor.
Sakis, my partner in life, is the photograher behind most of the images you will see here.

We travel to the Maldives several times a year for journeys that can vary from 1 week to several months.
We created Dreaming of Maldives “The Blog” as an extendion of the webite of the same name to make you discover the Maldives in the most complete and different way as possible.

This blog is a place to dream.
It is mainly aimed to share with you our long time experience and Emotions of travelling in the marvelous and so unique Maldives…

PLEASE …NEVER STOP DREAMING .
Dreamfully Yours.
Rozenn.
Carpe Diem.

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