Seychelles is an archipelago of over 100 islands in East Africa scattered in the Indian Ocean. The total land area of the islands is 457 km2. The capital is Victoria.
The islands are divided into two types. The inner islands are about 243 km2 (or 54%) and 98% of the total population lives here. The inner islands are the peaks of the underwater Mascarene plateau. They rise majestically from the water and form mountains and hills that rise above 940 meters above sea level. They are a mixture of rocks, boulders and some fertile land suitable for agricultural purposes. Unlike the rocky formation of the Inner Islands, the Outer Islands are coral islands. They rise only a few meters above sea level and are commonly referred to as the Coral Outer Islands. The outer islands make up the remaining 46% of the Seychelles and only a few are inhabited. Their total area is about 211 km2. Less than 2% of the total population lives on these small outer islands.
The Seychelles has a tropical climate, hot all year round. The rainy season is from December to March, due to the northwest monsoon, and the dry and slightly cool season is from June to September, when the southeast trade winds prevail. However, even during the dry season, it sometimes rains. Daily and annual temperature fluctuations are negligible and temperatures rarely exceed 32°C during the day or fall below +20°C at night.
Tropical rains occur more often in the evening or at night, but during the rainy season, cloudiness is frequent even during the day. To learn more about the climate and choose the best time to travel to the Seychelles, the monthly weather calendar will help.
Seychelles weather in January
In January, in the capital, during the daytime, the air temperature reaches +30°C, and at night it drops to +24°C. January is the rainiest month of the year. For 17 bad weather days, 380 mm of precipitation falls on the ground. Light day lasts 8 hours 16 minutes. The temperature of the water in the ocean is +28°C.
Weather in the Seychelles in February
In February, the temperature of air masses during the day is +30°С, and at night it does not drop below +25°С. This month, 11 rainy days are expected, which will bring up to 260 mm of precipitation. Water during the day warms up on the coast to + 29 ° С. Daylight hours are shortened and last in the capital a little over 8 hours.
Weather in the Seychelles in March
In the first spring month in the capital of Victoria +31°С during the day and +25°С at night. In March, 11 rainy days are expected on the island, and the amount of precipitation reaches 165 mm. The water near the coast is warmed up to +29°C. Light day lasts 8 hours 23 minutes.
Weather in the Seychelles in April
In April, the amount of precipitation increases to 175 mm, and they fall on the ground within 14 rainy days. The air temperature indicators this month do not differ from those of the previous month. Light day lasts 8 hours 48 minutes. The sun’s rays warm the water on the coast to the maximum mark in the year: +30°C.
Weather in the Seychelles in May
In May, the weather is hot and humid: during the day up to +31°С, at night not below +25°С. The number of rainy days reaches 11 per month. The rainfall this month is 125mm. Light day lasts 8 hours 02 minutes. The water temperature in the Indian Ocean drops to +29°C.
Weather in the Seychelles in June
June is the month with the least rainfall in the Seychelles. Up to 10 rainy days and up to 65 mm of precipitation are expected. During the day, the thermometer rises to +29°С, falling to +25°С at night. Light day decreases and lasts 7 hours 12 minutes. The temperature of the water in the ocean drops by two degrees and reaches +27°C this month.
Seychelles weather in July
July is one of the coolest months of the year. In the capital, the temperature of the air masses during the day is kept at +28°С, dropping to +24°С at night. The water in the ocean heats up to + 26 ° C per day. This month, up to 80 mm of precipitation falls on the island. Rainy days ten. Light day lasts 7 hours 38 minutes.
Weather in the Seychelles in August
In August, the number of rainy days remains the same – 10, but 100 mm of precipitation falls on the ground. The water on the coast is still not higher than +26°C. In the capital of Victoria, the thermometer rises to +28°C during daylight hours, and drops to +24°C at night. Light day lasts 7 hours 14 minutes.
Weather in the Seychelles in September
This month, the daily air temperature in the capital reaches the thermometer mark of +29°С, and at night the temperature does not fall below +24°С. In September, up to 120 mm of precipitation falls in 11 rainy days. The water temperature in the ocean rises to +27°C. Light day is reduced and lasts in the first autumn month 6 hours 55 minutes.
Weather in the Seychelles in October
In October, during 12 rainy days, up to 205 mm of precipitation falls on the ground. The mercury columns of thermometers during the day rise to + 30 ° С, falling after sunset not lower than + 24 ° С. Light day lasts 8 hours 02 minutes. The water temperature in the Indian Ocean rises to +28°C.
Weather in the Seychelles in November
In November, during the day the air warms up to +30°С, and at night it cools down to +24°С. The water temperature in the Indian Ocean reaches +28°C. Rainy days this month are expected to be 12-14. During this time, the amount of precipitation reaches 225 mm. Light day increases and lasts in November 8 hours 51 minutes.
Weather in the Seychelles in December
In December, the air in the capital warms up to +30°C during daylight hours, dropping after sunset to the thermometer mark of +24°C. This month, 18 rainy days are expected on the island, and the amount of precipitation reaches 280 mm. The water on the coast is warmed up to +28°С. Light day lasts 8 hours 39 minutes.