Weather in Mauritius
One of the most frequently asked questions about Mauritius is “What is the weather going to be like during my holiday?"
While we cannot answer that question with total accuracy, we can help you plan your stay to coincide with the type of weather you enjoy, based on past weather patterns.
We all know that one of the most important aspects of your holiday that is, unfortunately, beyond our control is the weather. Luckily, Mauritius is a year round holiday destination and, by staying on the holiday friendly west coast, you will maximise your chances of the best weather on the island.
Mauritius sits just above the tropic of Capricorn, which means it does not suffer from extreme temperatures. Like all subtropical islands around the world, there is a chance of a cyclone in the hotter and popular months between December and March. As Mauritius is a small island the effects are short-lived.
The east coast and south-east coast tend to suffer most from the annual south-east trade winds, especially from April to October. The east coast can be quite cool during these months due to the strong winds. Lagoons along the east may also be less inviting for water activities. With the central plateau and mountain ranges offering protection from the winds, the north and west coasts tend to provide more year round, holiday friendly weather, calmer, warmer lagoons and dramatic sunsets.
Situated near the Tropic of Capricorn, Mauritius has the advantage of a subtropical climate. There are 2 seasons : summer from December to June, with an average temperature of 30°; and winter from July to the beginning of September with a variation of temperatures from 17° at night to 24° in mid-afternoon. In between, a pleasant period from September to November with temperatures between 25° and 28° Mauritius does not suffer from a monsoon climate.
The period called "cyclone" happens between January and end of February. If the cyclones only arrive once every 15 years, it does not stop them from disrupting the weather with their suite of violent winds and torrential rain. However, "living" a cyclone is not depriving yourself of interest, especially since being inside the villas or hotels where the risk is avoidable.
The sun rises at 05.00 a.m and sets at 7.00 p.m in Summer and in Winter rises at 06.00 a.m and sets at 6.00 p.m.