The weather in the Maldives in May marks the initial phase of the southwest summer monsoon (wet season). This results in more frequent thunderstorms and a slight drop in average temperature.
Weather forecasts for the Maldives show the average temperature in May to be around 29 degrees Celsius, with the peak at 31 and the low at 26. The average amount of rainfall in May rises to 216 mm, accompanied by slightly cooler water temperatures and stronger winds. With roughly 7 hours of sunshine a day the conditions remain delightful, for live aboard cruises or scuba diving trips in the Maldives.
One can see how even the onset of rain and strong winds keeps the tropical climate at a pleasant level, demonstrating why the May Maldives weather makes for such a great holiday location! You can enjoy a wide range of activities, from surfing, to diving, para-sailing, and numerous other fun holiday activities.