The climate of Maldives is warm year round, determined by the monsoons. However, being on the equator, the monsoons are mild and not as defined as in neighbouring countries. Of the two monsoons, the southwest monsoon from May to October brings some rain and wind. The northeast monsoon, from November to April, is the dry season with very little wind.
The temperature varies little with an annual average daily maximum of 30.4°C and the minimum at 25.9°C. Maldives, sitting astride the equator has over 2,800 hours of sunshine, an average of about 8 hrs a day.