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Climate of Mauritius

Mauritius offers perfect holiday weather throughout the year. The climate is subtropical. There is relatively little seasonal variation in temperature. The weather is generally pleasant and sunny.

The Mauritian summer runs from November till April. This time also is the touristic high season. The average temperature in November, March and April is 28°C. In the Mauritian midsummer from December till February temperatures reach 30°C on average. Sea temperatures are at 27°C approx.

Maximum temperature ( °C )

During “winter” the temperature drops a few degrees, however, there is plenty of sunshine and it is a very pleasant time of year to visit. During the months from May till October temperatures reach 25°C on average.

Lowest temperature ( °C )
Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez
24 24 24 23 22 20 19 19 19 20 22 23

This is the most pleasant time for hiking and sightseeing. Sea temperatures are at 24°C approx.

Sea water temperature ( °C )
Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez
27 27 27 27 25 24 23 22 23 23 24 25

Usually the south-east trade wind is blowing quiet steady from easterly directions. This wind makes even the hottest temperatures very agreeable.

In the mountains it is generally a bit colder. This can be experienced especially in the evening hours and at altitudes starting from 500 m. It is thus advisable to pack some warmer clothing for hiking.

There is no distinct rainy season in Mauritius. Hence, the island is a wonderful year round destination. The months with the most rainy days are December till March. But the occasional tropical rains may even be an appreciated relief in the hot season.

Rainy days
Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez
18 19 20 19 20 21 23 22 18 15 13 15

From December till March it is possible that a cyclone with heavy downpours and storm will hit the island. According to statistics, Mauritius is in the centre of a cyclone only every 5 years. Still, every year the island is hit by the remnants of 3 to 5 storms. Most frequently, cyclones form on the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn where the body of water heats up to 26°C for longer periods of time. At this temperature the water on the surface evaporates much quicker than the water in underlying layers. High cloud towers build and are put into motion by the rotation of the earth. These clouds bring storm and heavy rainfalls.

Of course, the holiday residences are well prepared for these cyclones. After the storm a disruption of the electricity and water supply must be anticipated. The telephone network may be interrupted and flight delays are possible.
Storm warnings are made public on TV and radio. On the free call 96 you will be able to receive the latest news and helpful information in several languages. The warning system in Mauritius is structured in 4 classes:

Class 1: There is a theoretic possibility that a cyclone which still is hundred kilometres apart of the island might hit Mauritius.

Class 2: Growing possibility of a cyclone. Heavy downpours.

Class 3: Remnants of a cyclone hit Mauritius. Closure of the airport, curfew and ban on driving. Wind speed 120 – 160 km/h.

Class 4: Mauritius is in the centre of the cyclone. Please follow the instructions of the hotel staff. You are safe in your rooms.

All year round nice holiday climate
Mauritius makes a perfect year round destination. The highest temperatures are to be expected around Christmas. During the European summer temperatures are a bit lower, at 25°C. Hence, you can decide to come to Mauritius at any time of the year and will be sure to have a comfortable weather during your stay. A worthwhile stay should last 2 weeks at least so that the body finds enough time to acclimate. Short rain showers have to be expected throughout the year. They are an appreciated relief in the hot season and offer the possibility for trips around the island.

Sunshine (hours)
Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez
7 7 6 7 6 6 5 6 7 7 8 8

Mauritius is a perfect holiday destination for families, couples and singles. The excellent tropical climate, the fabulous landscapes and the friendly people make a stay in Mauritius an unforgettable experience.

Humidity ( % )
Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez
73 76 75 75 72 70 70 70 69 68 69 69


Before you leave our page, we can also assist you in planning your stay in Mauritius. We have interesting accommodations in Mauritius located in top places of the island such as beach villas and luxury apartments facing the lagoon. These places are also very interesting alternatives if you were planning to stay initialy in a Mauritius Hotel. Just contact us or browse through our accommodation sections to discover more of our offers.
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