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Andaman and Nicobar Islands in August

Discussion in 'By The Sea' started by Ravish, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. Ravish

    Ravish New Member

    I would like some advice on visiting Andaman and Nicobar Islands in August. I am not too sure whether this is the right month to visit the Islands.

    Will there be a lot of rain during the month of August at the Islands?

    Are water sports carried out in August?

    Are there any other drawbacks of visiting Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the month of August?

    Are there chances that the ferry to reach the Islands can be canceled due to the bad weather?

    When do you suggest the best time to visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands is?

  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hi, @Ravish! Welcome to the forum!

    Monsoon season in Andaman and Nicobar starts at late May until July. During this time, it's not advisable to visit the islands. August can still have some rains, although not that much especially at the end of the month. Seas may be tougher until November as well although diving is possible still.

    Most dive shops reopen during the month of August so if you're into diving, then you can enjoy that. Other water sports depend on the weather itself for that day. But yes, many water sports start resuming their operation during the month of August to September.

    The unpredictable weather is one drawback. You won't really experience rain all throughout the day but it's not impossible to have them. And once the rains get stronger, you might miss out on scheduled trips or activities. August is still at the end of the monsoon season, so rains are inevitable.

    Ferries are very consistent with their schedules. But bad weather or mechanical issues can delay or postpone their trips.

    Tourists usually flock to the island between the months of November to mid-May. December to March is the peak season. February and March are the best months for scuba diving as the seas have little waves and there isn't much wind.

    I hope this helps!