Coordinates: 4°35′S 55°40′E / 4.583°S 55.667°E / -4.583; 55.667

Seychelles (i/sˈʃɛlz/ say-SHELZ; French: [sɛʃɛl]), officially the Republic of Seychelles (French: République des Seychelles; Creole: Repiblik Sesel), is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The 115-island country, whose capital is Victoria, lies 1,500 kilometres (932 mi) east of mainland East Africa. Other nearby island countries and territories include Comoros, Mayotte, Madagascar, Réunion and Mauritius to the south.

Seychelles, with a population of 90,024, has the smallest population of any independent African state; however, it does have a larger population than the UK overseas territory Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.


The Seychelles were uninhabited throughout most of recorded history. Some scholars assume that Austronesian seafarers and later Maldivian and Arab traders were the first to visit the uninhabited Seychelles. The earliest recorded sighting by Europeans took place in 1502 by the Portuguese Admiral Vasco da Gama, who passed through the Amirantes and named them after himself (islands of the Admiral). The earliest recorded landing was in January 1609, by the crew of the "Ascension" under Captain Sharpeigh during the fourth voyage of the British East India Company.

Latest News for: Seychelles weather


Dissemination of the October-March 2020/21 seasonal forecast | 26 September 2020

Nation 26 Sep 2020
Dry weather likely ... Seychelles is bracing for very dry weather conditions over the next three months as the La Niña phenomenon makes her return ... “Many of us recall the heavy rainfall experienced during the 19971998 El Niño and the 1998– 2000 La Niña which brought dry weather and heavily impacted the economy of Seychelles....

SMA launches new weather app for its volunteers | 31 July 2020

Nation 31 Jul 2020
The Seychelles Meteorological Authority (SMA) has launched a new weather app for all its volunteers ... We have a small weather rain gauge that is based at Fairview ... Our family makes it a daily routine to check the weather and this shows that all the volunteers are helping out in the weather forecast for Seychelles....

Coast guard helping in search operation for missing Australian couple | 29 July 2020

Nation 29 Jul 2020
The Seychelles Coast Guard is providing help in a search operation in the Indian Ocean to locate an Australian couple who have been reported missing since Monday July 20 after they sent a distress signal via Australia informing that their boat was sinking ... With more bad weather on ......

COVID-19 Commonwealth leaders’ virtual meeting | 25 June 2020

Nation 25 Jun 2020
He was speaking during the COVID-19 Commonwealth leaders’ virtual meeting which focused on sharing solutions in challenging times and was chaired by Seychelles President Danny Faure ...Seychelles cannot access international development aid, including loans at preferential rates to fund our post-COVID-19 recovery and adaptation efforts....

Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa reopens with refreshing renovations and improvements | 20 June 2020

Nation 20 Jun 2020
As the Seychelles has been declared a COVID-free country, Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa, the only resort on Silhouette, makes the ideal place to enjoy a post-lockdown break, with exceptional service, warm weather, stunning landscapes, sparkling seas and boundless possibilities for exploration....

Solar Eclipse 2020: Will this be visible to us in Seychelles? | 19 June 2020

Nation 19 Jun 2020
As the moon moves between Earth and the Sun, the moon’s shadow will not be big enough to cover the entire planet; it will only cover a part of the world, including Seychelles ... According to the weather forecast, it should be a clear, sunny day in Seychelles with a few clouds, meaning we will have favourable conditions to observe this phenomenon....

Environment, Energy and Climate Change Minister Wallace Cosgrow’s message on the occasion of World Environment ...

Nation 05 Jun 2020
‘Take actions to restore and improve the environment’ ... “On top of this, climate change and its impacts on our lives continue to worsen, and here in Seychelles it is no exception. We continue to experience changing weather patterns, heavier rainfalls and longer periods of drought, higher tides and increasing coastal erosion and degradation....

Semi-Sub Seychelles: Offering a unique underwater experience | 23 May 2020

Nation 23 May 2020
Our newspaper recently met with Jenny Benoit, the owner of a new and unique business in Seychelles. Semi-submarine Seychelles ... Seychelles NATION ... What makes Semi-Sub Seychelles unique is that it offers a totally new service; hourly tours to view the underwater wonders of Seychelles ... Seychelles NATION ... I was born and raised in Seychelles....

Bad weather, heavy rains hit Mahé | 13 May 2020

Nation 13 May 2020
Vincent Amelie, the chief executive of the Seychelles Meteorological Authority, said yesterday that the bad weather condition and heavy rains is the result of a cloud system coming from the south east of Mahé which has gradually developed and moved in our region....

Seychelles milestone offers lessons on marine protection | 11 May 2020

Nation 11 May 2020
Commonwealth countries committed to saving the ocean will benefit from new knowledge gained from the Seychelles, which has just designated almost a third of its ocean as marine protected areas (MPAs) ...Seychelles has demonstrated remarkable leadership as the ‘champion country’ for marine protected areas under the Commonwealth Blue Charter....

Heavy rains expected to subside today | 02 May 2020

Nation 02 May 2020
Vincent Amelie, chief executive of the Seychelles Meteorological Office, said that it is normal at this time to experience this shift in weather, ......

One Seychelles reacts to statements made by President Danny Faure in his televised address to ...

Nation 25 Mar 2020
One Seychelles, a political party representing Seychellois in the 26 electoral districts in Seychelles, is under the leadership of former Minister for Tourism Alain St Ange ... One Seychelles is again advocating for a needed strategy of containment to ensure the health and livelihood of the Seychellois is protected ... Contributed by One Seychelles....

Quick chat with Georgette Hoareau D’Offay, creator of a group on social media | 21 ...

Nation 21 Mar 2020
With 2410 active members online, during this trying time, a group on social media – the ‘Disaster Information and Communication Group Seychelles’ – is trying to keep Seychellois updated on relevant information regarding the development of the COVID-19 ... Seychelles NATION ... Seychelles NATION ... Seychelles NATION....

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