Weather in Seychelles in November

Is November a good time to visit Seychelles?

Although the Seychelles are only marginally south of the equator, November means summer in the south, and summer in the Seychelles arrives with a rainy season which is accompanied by high temperatures and high humidity. The rain should not dampen spirits of holiday-makers in Seychelles, however … the hot sun ensures that showers are few and far between, acting more as a panacea for the hectic heat than an imposition on a sunny holiday. In tropical style, the rain comes in the style of short, heavy showers, and hot sun predominates. The idyllic Seychelles islands are obliging enough to ensure that rain falls mostly at night.


Climate in Seychelles in November

With an average of 6.5 hours of sunshine a day, November in Seychelles can guarantee lots of fun in the sun. The average humidity hovers around 80%, so expect to feel a little sweaty when you are not immersed in the crystal clear seas, which will probably feel like a pleasant warm bath at an average of 28°C. The average air temperature during the day is only a few degrees warmer than the sea, at around 30°C, and there is little breeze to relieve the heat, this being the season when winds switch from the cooling south easterlies to the hot, humid north westerly blowing down from the equator. The winds bring with them about 211mm of rain across the month, but rest assured there are an average of 14 dry days … and the rain will fall probably at night-time while you are sleeping off your sunny days.


What’s on in Seychelles in November

November in Seychelles is a special time, when the annual Creole Festival is celebrated in fine style on the main island of Mahé. Eat, drink and be merry at this festival which celebrates the islands’ diverse culture.


What to pack for a holiday in the Seychelles in November

The bare minimum is the rule for packing for the Seychelles in November, although, out of respect for the islands’ Christian ethos, totally bare may be going a bit too far! Calm,  cool, and collected is the guide for your wardrobe for the islands – anything cool, cotton, silky and sexy for evenings, and a selection of swimsuits and sarongs for the beach. For safety’s sake make sure you have good sun protection. Blistering skin and/or sunstroke can ruin your holiday!