The Weather in Seychelles

Situated just south of the equator, the Seychelles has a reliable tropical climate. It is generally hot and humid throughout the year, with temperatures averaging 28-29°C. This means a holiday in Seychelles can be taken at almost any time of the year.

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There are generally two seasons in Seychelles, mainly governed by the wind direction. From May to September, trade winds blow from the southeast and temperatures tend to be ever so slightly lower; during this period, some south and east facing beaches are prone to more seaweed. Between December and March, northwest trade winds bring more heavy spells of rain, along with warmer weather. However, even during these 'wetter' months, Seychelles weather changes quickly and there is still usually around 6 hours of sunshine daily.

April and October (often referred to as transition months) tend to offer hot temperatures with slight breezes and calm seas. The sea is at its most choppy in July and August.

It is worth noting that since Seychelles is located in the tropics, rain is possible at any time of year, hence the lush green vegetation, but normally only in fairly short sharp showers. However, please bear in mind the climate in Seychelles can vary between different islands; for example, the flatter outer coral islands usually have less rainfall than the main inner 'granitic', mountainous islands. The Seychelles is situated outside the cyclone belt. Read more about the different Seychelles islands and their attractions.

Seychelles Holidays - best times to visit...

Here is a general guide for the best times to visit for some of Seychelles' popular activities:

  • Snorkelling: Year round
  • Surfing & Windsurfing: May to September
  • Sailing: Year round
  • Fishing: October to April
  • Diving: February to May and September to November; best visibility in April & October
  • Walking & Trekking: April to October
  • Turtles: October to February (peak Dec) for egg-laying; mid-January to April for hatchlings
  • Bird watching: April/May for breeding season; May-September for nesting of Sooty Terns; and September/October for migratory birds

See the Seychelles e-travel guide for more comprehensive details about the islands and activities.

The Seychelles weather information above is provided as a general guide as the weather in Seychelles can be extremely localised.

Please contact the Mahlatini team if you have a question about the Seychelles climate at the time you wish to visit on your Seychelles holiday.

Selected Seychelles Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries, showcasing the best of Seychelles

Seychelles Twin Island Paradise

Days
10
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $8,190 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Seychelles
Locations
Mahe, Felicite Island

Masai Mara and Seychelles - Safari and Beach Honeymoon

Days
13
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $5,100 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Kenya, Seychelles
Locations
Masai Mara, Nairobi, Mahe

Luxury Cape Town, Kruger and Seychelles Honeymoon

Days
17
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $9,920 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Seychelles, South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Sabi Sands, Mahe

Mahlatini Signature Island-Hopping Holiday - Raffles Praslin & Enchanted Island

Days
12
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $6,690 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Seychelles
Locations
Praslin, Enchanted Island

Family Resort Holiday on stunning tropical Seychelles island

Days
12
Cost For Family of 4
Cost For Family of 4: from $11,670 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Seychelles
Locations
Silhouette Island

Three Island Ultimate Luxury Seychelles Holiday

Days
17
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $36,280 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Seychelles
Locations
Mahe, North Island, Fregate Island

Chic boutique Carana Beach Hotel on Mahe Island

Days
9
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $3,050 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Seychelles
Locations
Mahe

Boutique and Luxury Twin Island Holiday - Mahe & Praslin

Days
14
Cost Per Person
Cost Per Person: from $6,200 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Seychelles
Locations
Mahe, Praslin