weather and climate in Seychelles

Seychelles Sailing Weather and Climate

Seychelles is a year round playground for tourist of all taste and interests as there is every season brings up its own charm to this beautiful island country. One needs to have answers to some questions like interests, exactly where you want to visit and why you’re travelling and no matter whatever comes out Seychelles have the option for you in a particular time of the year.

With geographical stature of lying between 4°-11° south of the Equator, in the western Indian Ocean, it has completely different climate pattern than the rest of Africa. Even though the temperature is consistently 24-32°C, there is no distinct dry season and there is some humidity at all times. Warm and humid with strong maritime influences are the key points which must be kept in mind. Some of the distinctive features like Mahe boasting hills’ rising to 900m has it is the trade winds that really dictate the islands’ climate and name its seasons.

South-east Monsoon prevails during from May to October which is relatively dry period as there is little precipitation and temperatures average 27°C, though seas can be a little choppy especially during July/August whereas main rainy season starts by November when the winds start to change and bringing light scatters the sky. Seychelles gets extremely wet during December to March (Northwest Monsoon) when the vegetation is lush, the winds generally light and the sun at its warmest.

  • Calm Sea most of the time

    Note: This is also the cyclone season, though only the most remote southern islands are within the cyclone belt.

The South-east Monsoon comes in April when winds die down and start to change direction which is one of the most in peace period in Seychelles.

Tides

Semi-diurnal and asymmetrical tides follow up the Seychelles waters as there is a gap of about 6 hours between high tide and low tide which can be easily estimated from the fact that tidal range is as low as 1.80m at spring tides and 1.40m at neap tides. Tides gives to several phenomena in this islands as tidal range is as low as 1.80m at spring tides and 1.40m at neap tides. It is indeed one most blissful sailing experience that you are going to ever have but with due precautions.

Navigational note

A tide table is there for your reference which one can easily find in the yacht that has been fixed for free sailing that you had ever thought of while visiting this beautiful gem island country known as Seychelles.
With due precautions and in advance awareness of the topographical conditions one can simply dip into bliss in this beautiful country.

Seychelles Weather Forecasts