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.