When is the best time to go to the Seychelles?

The Seychelles, which are visited throughout the entire year, are particularly pleasant during the months of June, July and August. This period is favorable for holidays in the sun, as moderate rains leave more room for sunny days. Furthermore, as this period corresponds to the school holidays, one can expect a large influx of tourists. In addition, due to this increase, the prices can be exorbitant. If you want to spend an idyllic vacation in the Seychelles during in the high season, remember to book well in advance.

In the Seychelles during the intermediate season, in the months of October-November and April-May, one cannot take advantage of better offers or better diving conditions with the best underwater visibility.

The rest of the year, one must prepare for extreme heat and heavy rain which is also the case for the month of December. Cultural events and festivities, like the "Festival Kreol" and "Seychelles Sailing Cup" are opportunities for discovery while visiting the Seychelles during the off-seasons.

So, when is the best time to go to the Seychelles? Here's some more information to help you in your decision:

  • In Seychelles, the weather is good everywhere in June, July, August, September, October and November
  • The best months to go to Victoria (Mahé) are June, July, August, September, October and November
  • On average, it is hot all year round in Victoria (Mahé)
  • January is the wettest month in this city
  • The cities with the best climate are Victoria (Mahé), Praslin, Beau Vallon, Curieuse Island, île de la Digue and Takamaka, with good weather at least 6 months a year
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round in Victoria (Mahé)

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Seychelles for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 83°F
63%
February 83°F
51%
March 85°F
52%
April 85°F
50%
May 85°F
58%
June 83°F
38%
July 81°F
33%
August 81°F
30%
September 81°F
44%
October 83°F
41%
November 83°F
43%
December 83°F
59%

Best time to travel to Seychelles by cities

Victoria (Mahé)

Best time to go to Victoria (Mahé)

The best months to go to Victoria (Mahé) are june, july, august, september, october and november.

Praslin

Best time to go to Praslin

The best months to go to Praslin are june, july, august, september, october and november.

Beau Vallon

Best time to go to Beau Vallon

The best months to go to Beau Vallon are june, july, august, september, october and november.



Climate and Weather in Seychelles

With high but pleasant temperatures and a sunshine rate of about seven hours a day, Seychelles experiences a rather nice weather throughout the most part of the year. This archipelago, neighboring Madagascar and the Mauritius island is in fact a tropical paradise where it is not unpleasant to take a worthwhile break. Equally important, the Seychelles are located outside the Indian Ocean cyclonic zone, which provides a certain sense of security and avoids strong weather conditions, making the archipelago an accessible paradise all year round.

Seychelles: Plage à la Digue aux Seychelles

Although the Seychelles climate has temperatures that are fairly constant, there are however two distinct seasons, which are determined by the direction of the winds. The rainy season is first and extends approximately from October to April and is furthermore influenced by the trade winds from the north-west. This is the hottest season of the archipelago, but also just as its name suggests, the more humid. Despite the fact that months like December and January are rather rainy - especially in areas the capital, Victoria - the sky can change dramatically all in one day, whether on one side or the other of Mahé.

Meanwhile, the cool season covers the rest of the year, from April to October, with trade winds that also come around during this time in the southeast. Rather windy, this season is a paradise for windsurfers who travel from around the world to come find thrills in the heart of the Seychelles. The temperatures are a bit cooler, especially at night, but a pleasant climate and relaxed lifestyle reigns throughout the day.


Temperatures and rainfall in Seychelles

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Seychelles and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Victoria (Mahé), Praslin, Beau Vallon, Curieuse Island and île de la Digue, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.


Where to go in Seychelles?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Victoria (Mahé)83°F85°F85°F86°F85°F83°F81°F81°F81°F83°F83°F85°F
Praslin83°F85°F85°F86°F85°F83°F81°F81°F81°F83°F83°F85°F
Beau Vallon83°F85°F85°F86°F85°F83°F81°F81°F81°F83°F83°F85°F
Curieuse Island83°F85°F85°F86°F85°F83°F81°F81°F81°F83°F83°F85°F
île de la Digue83°F85°F85°F86°F85°F83°F81°F81°F81°F83°F83°F85°F
Takamaka83°F85°F85°F86°F85°F83°F81°F81°F81°F83°F83°F85°F

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tolerable weather



Map of Seychelles

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About Seychelles

What can I do in Seychelles?

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Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage

Sports

Family travel

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Gastronomy

Nightlife


Is this weather information for Seychelles reliable?

Climate data for Seychelles has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Seychelles allows us to determine the average for each month in Victoria (Mahé), Praslin, Beau Vallon, Curieuse Island, île de la Digue and Takamaka.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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