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The climate of Mauritius: when to go to Mauritius

The climate of Mauritius is tropical warm, tempered by the trade winds from the southeast. The direction from which the trade winds greatly influence the amounts of rain falling on the island, the eastern part of the island is considerably more rainy than the western one.

As in most tropical areas also in Mauritius there are two seasons based on the amount of rainfall, a warm and humid season from November to April and a cool and dry season from May to October.

The rainy season begins in December and ends in April, in this period the average maximum temperature is 31 ° C, while the average minimum temperatures are around 24 ° C.

Tropical cyclones can sometimes hit the island in the months between January and March. The cooler and dry period is from May to October, in these months the average maximum temperatures vary between 29 ° C and 26 ° C, while the average minimum temperatures ranging between 19 ° C and 21 ° C.

The amount of rainfall varies greatly between the areas of the island, in fact, the average annual rainfall is around 1,400 mm along the east coast, but  along the west coast the average is only 600 mm and in the interior highlands reaches 4,000 mm.

The sea water temperatures in Mauritius island varies between 24°C and 28° C.


The seasonal differences are minimal, this makes Mauritius a perfect destination all year round,  are to be avoided, possibly the wettest months from January to March.


Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 24,1 31,5 131  9
February 24,0 31,4 160  10
March 23,8 31,5 83  8
April 23,0 30,7 87  7
May 21,5 29,3 48  6
June 19,9 27,6 24  4
July 19,3 26,7 18  4
August 19,1 26,8 19  5
September 19,4 27,7 17  3
October 20,4 28,8 15  3
November 21,8 30,2 24  3
December 23,2 31,1 85  6
YEAR 21,6 29,4 711  68
Month Sea Water Temperature °C
January 27
February 28
March 28
April 27
May 26
June 25
July 24
August 24
September 24
October 24
November 25
December 27

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