Indian Ocean

Indian Ocean in August

August weather and when to go

As the Indian Ocean islands have a tropical climate, there will be high temperatures and some rain all year round, but the showers only tend to last just a few hours so won’t disrupt your holiday too much. August is a breezier month in the Seychelles which takes the edge off the daytime heat and evening temperatures will be cool enough to get a comfortable sleep even without air-conditioning.

The islands of the Maldives and Mauritius receive south-westerly monsoons in July and August yet despite this it is still a popular time to travel. It is best to find sheltered beaches for days relaxing by the sea in August as the wind may be strong. 

This is one of the peak seasons for travel in the Indian Ocean so prices may be higher than earlier in the year.

August is a great time for humpbacks in Reunion so if you’re looking to swim with some of the most impressive marine mammals in the world then this is a great time to travel to the Indian Ocean. One thing to note is that the UK and French school holidays fall in August so lodges and beaches can be busy and availability harder to secure.

If you want to combine your Indian Ocean island holiday with a dhow safari in Mozambique, August is a great time to travel. 

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