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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!

  3. Shak

    Shak New Member

    The Andaman and Nicobar Islands experience a monsoon season from July to September, with August being one of the wettest months. Here's a breakdown of what to expect if you visit in August:

    • Rainfall: Yes, there will be a lot of rain during August. You can expect frequent downpours and high humidity.

    • Water Sports: Water sports are not recommended in August due to rough seas and unpredictable weather conditions.

    • Drawbacks: Besides the frequent rain and limitations on water sports, there can be occasional flight cancellations due to bad weather. However, these are not very common.

    • Ferry Cancellations: There is a higher chance of ferry cancellations to Havelock and Neil Islands in August due to the rough seas.

    • Best Time to Visit: The ideal time to visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands is from October to May, when the weather is pleasant and sunny, with minimal rainfall. This is the peak tourist season, so expect larger crowds and higher prices.
    Here are some additional things to consider:

    • Pros of Visiting in August: If you are on a tight budget, August is the off-season, so you can find cheaper flights and accommodation. The islands are also less crowded during this time. You might even experience the beauty of lush green landscapes due to the heavy rainfall.

    • Alternatives: If you are set on water sports and outdoor activities, consider visiting the Andaman and Nicobar Islands between October and May.
    Ultimately, the decision of whether to visit in August depends on your priorities and preferences. If you can manage the rain and are okay with limitations on water sports, you can still have a good time in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands during this off-season month.