Seychelles - Climate
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The Seychelles are located just south of the equator providing a tropical climate, meaning all year round high humidity levels and an average temperature between 25 and 30 oC. 

The time difference between night and day throughout the year hardly changes. Sunset is between 6:00 and 6:30pm, and sunrise usually around 6:00am. Unlike in the European countries night falls very fast, within a matter of minutes the sun has set and darkness has fallen. The Seychelles are within the southern hemisphere offering a totally different night sky, which will amaze and fascinate any European visitors.

The seasons on the Seychelles are controlled through the wind direction of the Monsoons. Between November and April the Northwest Monsoon is in control, and from May to October it is the turn of the Southeast Monsoon, which brings with it dry air, strong winds and rough seas.

On Mahe the south-western beaches are effected the most, with the beaches of Beau Vallon being quiet at this time of year. On the south-western beaches of Praslin one must expect large quantities on seaweed which is washed upon the shores at this time of year.

Some beaches, for example those in the Southeast of La Digue, are only suitable for very good swimmers, and because of the strong underwater currents are very dangerous. Such beaches are, as a rule, not the hotel beaches and such locations are usually sign posted warning of the danger. The hotel staff or local people will be able to advice you which beaches are safe and which are not.

Although the Monsoons bring with them strong winds and dangerous underwater sea currents, the Seychelles lie outside of the Cyclone zone.

On some beaches, due to the close proximity of the cliffs or the coral reef, it is recommended to wear plastic shoes to protect your feet from injury.

   Whatever time of the year you travel, it is recommended to take with you light sporty cotton clothes. Some hotels and restaurants expect men to wear long trousers during the evening. With this exception the dress rules are very relaxed, jackets and ties are not expected. The equatorial sun is very strong, and a hat during the midday heat will help keep you cool.