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MaldivesUnited States
Climate zoneTropicsSubpolar zone to Tropics
Latitudes6° 53' N to 0° 36' S64° 51' N to 19° 30' N
Distance to equator0 - 800 km2,200 - 7,200 km
Annual valuesMaldivesUnited States
Ø Daytime maximum temperature31 °C18.80 °C
Ø Daily low temperature26.30 °C7.2 °C
Ø Water temperature27.80 °C17.70 °C
Ø Humidity80 %67 %
Precipitation1,935 mm934 mm
Rain days124.8 days85.2 days
Hours of sunshine2,811 hrs.2,628 hrs.

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Daily maximum temperatures

The highest daytime temperatures on the Maldives are reached in April with an average of 31.9 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is December, with an average of just 30.3 °C. In the United States, July is the warmest month, with 30.8 °C. There, it is coolest in January with an average of 6.0 °C.

Night time lows

At night, it cools down to varying degrees depending on the country and altitude. On the Maldives, temperatures drop as low as 25.5 °C in December. The warmest nights are in April at 27.2 °C. In the United States, it is coolest at night in January at -4.1 °C and warmest in July at 18.8 °C. This corresponds to a cooling of 4.5 to 4.9 °C on the Maldives and 9.8 to 12.4 °C in the United States.

Water temperatures


The humidity of the air depends to a large extent on the air temperature. The warmer the air, the more water it can absorb. At a temperature of 25°C it is 23 grams per cubic meter, at 30 degrees it is already 26 grams. Therefore, the air humidity is given as a relative value to the temperature-dependent maximum amount. It becomes unpleasant when high humidity is combined with high temperatures.


Humidex is an approximate, sensed temperature calculated on the basis of air temperature, dew point and humidity. It was developed in 1965 by the Canadian meteorologists J. M. Masterton and F. A. Richardson. Since the wind speed is ignored here, it is not very meaningful in areas below approx. 15°C. Above that, it is more reliable, since at higher temperatures humidity plays a greater role than wind.

Rainy days per month

By definition, a rainy day is a day on which at least 0.1 liters of precipitation per m² fall. This corresponds to a 1 square meter puddle in which the water stands 0.1 mm high — insofar as the water does not seep away or evaporate. So it does not have to rain all day long. October brings the most rainy days (15.0) on the Maldives. With an average of only 3.1 days, February is the friendliest. In the United States, it rains most often in May with 8.3 days.

Precipitation amount per day

Depending on the season and the location of a country, the wind brings a varying amount of water with it. As a rule, the water evaporating in the oceans is absorbed and then transported inland. The greatest amount of rain (hail or dew are also forms of precipitation) on the Maldives occurs in October, when about 7.6 liters per square meter fall per day. In the United States, the average amount of precipitation ranges from 1.9 liters per day in January to 3.1 in June. However, these are average values. If you consider that there are only 15.0 rainy days on the Maldives in October, each of them accounts for about 15.2 liters.

Sunshine hours per day

With 2,811 hours of sunshine per year, the Maldives are in the lead. The most hours of sunshine (9.3 per day) are in March. The United States falls into second place with only 2,628 hours. There the sun is visible in December for only 4.3 hours per day, so not hidden behind clouds.

Hours of daylight

The length of a day varies throughout the year and depends on the distance from the equator. In January, the day on the Maldives is only 12.0 hours long. In May, on the other hand, it is 12.3 hours. In the United States, it is 9.2 hours in December and 15.3 in June.
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