Climate of Mauritius
Mauritius, a small island in the Indian Ocean, is located east of Madagascar. Mauritius' climate is tropical, and temperatures are pleasant throughout the year. The island has two distinct seasons: a hot and wet season from November to April and a milder and drier season from May to October.
Climate averages for the whole year
- Day: the average daily temperature during the day is between 24°C and 29°C
- Night:the average nighttime temperature is between 22°C and 26°C
- Rain: it rains 155 days and there is a total of approximately 408 mm rainfall
- Sun hours: throughout the year there are 3090 sun hours
|Maximum temperature:||between 24°C and 29°C|
|Warmest month:||29°C in February|
|Coldest month:||24°C in July|
|Night temperature:||between 22°C and 26°C|
|Dry days:||210 days|
|Days with rain:||155 days|
|Days with snow:||0 days|
|Total rain sum:||408 mm|
|Hours of sunshine:||3090 hours|
Hot, rainy season (November to April)
During the hot and humid monsoon season, the average temperature in Mauritius is around 27 degrees Celsius. The weather is usually quite hot and muggy, and precipitation is high. The wettest areas of the island are in the southeast and east, while the driest areas are in the northwest corner and center of the island.
Cooler, dry season (May to October)
During the cooler months, when there is less rainfall, temperatures in Mauritius often hover around 24 degrees Celsius on average. Compared to the hot and rainy season, the current weather is pleasant and mild with a smaller chance of precipitation. Since the weather in this season is favorable for outdoor activities such as hiking and swimming, the island sees many tourists during this period.
Differences Between Regions
Although most of Mauritius has a tropical climate, there are significant differences on the island. For example, the eastern and southern sectors of the island have higher humidity, while the central and northern parts of the island have relatively lower values. In addition, the parts of the island closer to the ocean have higher average temperatures than inland areas.
This graph shows the average maximum temperature (red) and minimum temperature (blue) for Mauritius.
This graph shows the average amount of rainfall per month for Mauritius.
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Climate table of Mauritius
In this climate table you can see at a glance what the average weather per month is for Mauritius. The data has been collected over a 30-year period, from which an average per month has been derived. From year to year the differences may be larger or smaller, but with this climate table you have a good idea of what the weather for Mauritius might be like in a given month.
|Day temp. (°C)||28||29||28||28||26||25||24||24||24||25||26||28|
|Night temp. (°C)||26||26||26||25||24||23||22||22||22||23||24||25|
|Days with rain||18||19||20||15||11||11||13||12||8||8||8||12|
|Sun hours per day||10||9||8||7||7||7||6||7||9||11||10||11|
|Wind force (Bft)||3||3||3||4||4||4||4||4||4||4||3||3|
Best time to visit Mauritius
What you want from a vacation determines when you visit Mauritius. This tropical paradise is excellent for relaxing on the beach, viewing its natural beauty or experiencing its colorful culture.
Tropical Mauritius has year-round temperatures of 24-31 degrees. May to October are colder and drier than November to April. Outdoor beach activities are possible year-round due to the mild seasonal temperature variations.
The best time for beachgoers
The warmest months, November to April, are perfect for beach vacations in Mauritius. Swimming, snorkeling and other water sports are ideal when the water is warm. These months are also quieter on the beaches, allowing you to appreciate the scenery.
The best time for hikers and nature lovers
From May through October, Mauritius is at its most beautiful. It is ideal for trekking and other outdoor activities. During these months, the air is cleaner, so you can get a good view of the island's mountains and forests.
The tropical climate of Mauritius can vary by area. The east coast is hotter and more humid than the west coast. The central plateau is colder and drier than the coast.
Best time to visit the east coast
The east coast of Mauritius has beautiful beaches and pristine seas. From November through April, the beaches on the east coast are at their hottest. Swimming and other water activities are ideal when the water is warm.
Best time to visit the west coast
The west coast of Mauritius has beautiful forests and mountains. The colder, drier months of May through October are ideal for hiking and wildlife vacations on the west coast. Then the outdoor activities are pleasant and the views are clear.
Best time to visit central plateau
The central plateau of Mauritius has beautiful waterfalls and natural areas. The colder, drier months of May through October are ideal for nature vacations on the central plateau. Then it is excellent for trekking and experiencing the natural beauties of the island.
All in all, when to visit Mauritius depends on your interests and vacation goals. This tropical paradise is excellent for relaxing on the beach, viewing its natural beauty or experiencing its colorful culture.
Climate of Mauritius by month
What is the average climate in a given month for Mauritius? Click on a month to see all monthly averages for sunshine, maximum and minimum temperatures, percent chance of rain per day, snowfall and number of rainy days.
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Populaire bestemmingen in Mauritius
- Cap Malheureux
- Port Louis
- Flic en Flac
- Trou d’Eau Douce
- Grand Gaube
- Camp Jardin
- Le Morne
- La Rampe - Le Moirt
- Trou aux Biches
- Belle Mare
Cities and towns in Mauritius