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.
WHEN TO GO TO MAURITIUS
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.
MAURITIUS CLIMATE TABLES
|PORT LOUIS, MAURITIUS (5 metres)|
|Month||Average low (°C)||Average high (°C)||Precip. (mm)||Precip. days|
|Month||Sea Water Temperature °C|