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When Is The Best Time To Visit Mauritius?

When Is The Best Time To Visit Mauritius?

Weather and Climate

Mauritius has a generally warm and humid subtropical climate, and most of the year is a great time to visit this beautiful and charming island. The hottest time of the year is from October to April, and this is also when the humidity is at its highest. During the drier winter months from May to September the cooler evening temperatures and stiff winds can make it feel very chilly in the evening, although with daytime highs of 24°C - 26°C the beaches and warm seas still make this a great beach destination.

Mauritius Climate summary by month

January and February are the hottest months of the year across Mauritius, and these are also the months where you are most likely to see prolonged rainy periods, especially in the evenings and overnight. The days usually start sunny and warm and any rain and thunderstorms tend to build-up in the afternoon and evening, when they can provide a welcome reduction in humidity. These are also the months when cyclones can threaten the Island, although it should be noted that these do not occur every year.

March and April are the end of the Mauritian summer, and whilst it remains hot and humid, there is usually less rain than in January and February, particularly towards the end of April.

May marks the start of winter in Mauritius, and this brings a drop in both average daily temperature and average rainfall. Of course all of this is relative, and average temperatures at the start of winter in May remain around 25°C - 28°C and the ocean is still warm after the long hot summer months.

June, July and August typically have warm days (24°C - 26°C) and little rain, especially on the west of the Island, but it can feel chilly in the evening as strong winds will make it feel cooler than the 17°C average low, and you will probably appreciate having a jumper or coat.  The north and west coasts of the Island are usually considered the best place to stay at this time of year as they are better protected from the strong trade winds that build up over these months and affect the east and south.

By September the weather is starting to get warmer again with lttle rainfall, and October is widely considered to be the best month to visit the Island. October tends to be the driest month, with comfortable average highs of 25°C - 28°C on the coastal areas. October is very popular with European visitors, especially around the school half-term holidays which tend to be in the second half of the month.

The average temperature continues to rise in November and December, and December also sees a marked increase in rain as the summer gets underway.  December is always popular with European visitors wanting to enjoy a warm and tropical Christmas, so you will need to plan well in advance to get the best choice of hotels and rooms at this time of year.

Mauritius Climate summary by Region

Mauritius (Port Louis) Average Max and Min Temperature

0°C32°F5°C41°F10°C50°F15°C59°F20°C68°F25°C77°F30°C86°F30238673Jan30238673Feb30238673Mar29228471Apr27198066May26187864Jun25177762Jul24177562Aug26187864Sep27198066Oct29208468Nov30228671Dec

Mauritius (Port Louis) Average Rainfall (mm)

050100150200250300350400201Jan263Feb262Mar170Apr122May97Jun96Jul77Aug59Sep51Oct67Nov151Dec

Mauritius (West) Max and Min Temperature

0°C32°F5°C41°F10°C50°F15°C59°F20°C68°F25°C77°F30°C86°F30238673Jan30238673Feb30228671Mar30218669Apr28208268May26187864Jun26177862Jul26177862Aug27188064Sep28198266Oct29208468Nov30228671Dec

Mauritius (West) Average Rainfall (mm)

050100150200250300350400153Jan181Feb86Mar88Apr42May29Jun15Jul15Aug13Sep17Oct26Nov115Dec
 

Mauritius (North) Average Max and Min Temperature

0°C32°F5°C41°F10°C50°F15°C59°F20°C68°F25°C77°F30°C86°F31228771Jan31228771Feb31228771Mar30218669Apr28198266May27178062Jun26167860Jul26167860Aug27178062Sep28188264Oct30198666Nov31218769Dec

Mauritius (North) Average Rainfall (mm)

050100150200250300350400206Jan240Feb159Mar158Apr99May68Jun73Jul75Aug46Sep48Oct50Nov128Dec
 

Mauritius (East) Average Max and Min Temperature

0°C32°F5°C41°F10°C50°F15°C59°F20°C68°F25°C77°F30°C86°F29228471Jan29228471Feb29228471Mar28218269Apr26197866May25187764Jun24177562Jul24177562Aug24177562Sep25187764Oct27198066Nov28218269Dec

Mauritius (East) Average Rainfall (mm)

050100150200250300350400261Jan334Feb231Mar240Apr170May104Jun103Jul105Aug70Sep62Oct82Nov201Dec
 

Mauritius (South) Average Max and Min Temperature

0°C32°F5°C41°F10°C50°F15°C59°F20°C68°F25°C77°F30°C86°F30238673Jan30238673Feb28238273Mar28228271Apr27208068May25197766Jun24187564Jul24187564Aug25187764Sep26197866Oct28208268Nov29228471Dec

Mauritius (South) Average Rainfall (mm)

050100150200250300350400236Jan266Feb203Mar211Apr153May95Jun100Jul88Aug60Sep60Oct77Nov172Dec
 

Mauritius (Central) Average Max and Min Temperature

0°C32°F5°C41°F10°C50°F15°C59°F20°C68°F25°C77°F30°C86°F28208268Jan28218269Feb27208068Mar26207868Apr25187764May23167360Jun22157159Jul22157159Aug23157359Sep24177562Oct26187864Nov27198066Dec

Mauritius (Central) Average Rainfall (mm)

050100150200250300350400450291Jan400Feb246Mar210Apr120May96Jun114Jul119Aug73Sep63Oct65Nov197Dec