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When is the best time to holiday in Mauritius?

  • Published 14 June 2021

The main island of Mauritius is located between the equator and the tropic of Capricorn in the Southern Hemisphere, around 2000km off the east coast of Africa. Its global position guarantees a subtropical climate all year-round. Like many tropical countries there are two distinctive seasons, a wet season and a dry season. The wet season occurs with the hot temperatures and high humidity of the summer months from November to April and the cooler winter months of May to October provide drier days.
 
Throughout the summer temperatures rise and so does the humidity, although regular short bursts of rainfall keep the levels comfortable. January and February tend to be the hottest months of the year with average temperatures hovering around 28°C. These early months also coincide with cyclone season, which means if you travel at this time of year, you should be prepared to experience more rainfall. If humidity doesn’t agree with you, instead opt to travel from May onwards, where temperatures are cooler but still maintain a lovely warmth throughout with far less precipitation.
 
Mauritius’ main island experiences a microclimate, where various coasts can witness different conditions at the same time. Because of the topography of the island the most precipitation falls in the mountainous regions, hence the incredible lush and tropical greenery that grows here. From January to March when cyclones can be expected, the southeast coast is where you will see the heaviest rainfall and the north and west coast is typically drier throughout the year. The south and east coast also witnesses stronger trade winds during July and August which make it cooler in these winter months, although that does make them a superb option for water sports such as sailing and surfing. In a similar vein, if you are interested in diving and snorkelling in the winter the sheltered northwest coast can provide calmer seas and therefore better visibility.
 
The peak season for visitors to Mauritius is between October and April and low season runs from May to September. October is possibly the best month to visit the island for a good balance of heat and dry weather, however you can certainly holiday here all year round. Whenever you choose to visit this spectacular destination, you can expect predictable sunny skies and warm weather throughout the year with clouds quickly being dispersed by short bursts of tropical rainfall.   

Mauritius Weather Highlights

Average Breakdown
Hottest Months: December to February = highs of 30°C
Coldest Months: July and August= highs of 24°C
Highest Rainfall: January and February = 228mm 
Sunlight Hours: 8 hours
Indian Ocean Temperature: 25°C
Humidity: 78%

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What is the weather like in Mauritius in January?

Average Breakdown
Temperature Range: 24 – 28°C
Monthly Rainfall: 228mm
Humidity: 80%
Sunlight Hours: 9 hours 
Indian Ocean Temperature: 27°C


It is peak season for holidays to Mauritius in January, here’s why…

January is one of the hottest months in Mauritius with temperatures easily hitting 30°C, making it a great winter sun destination for UK visitors. High temperatures come hand in hand with higher humidity and therefore January also tends to be one of the wettest months in the calendar. Although cyclone season falls in this region from January to March, it is very rare for storms to badly affect the island, however you should expect to witness more rainfall. Generally, the days start sunny and bright with localised rainclouds building up in the afternoon which are quickly banished after a short burst of tropical rainfall.
 
Warm sea temperatures at this time of year bring more sea life to the waters surrounding Mauritius, making this an ideal time of year to go diving and snorkelling. 

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What is the weather like in Mauritius in February?

Average Breakdown
Temperature Range: 24 - 28°C
Monthly Rainfall: 228mm
Humidity: 81%
Sunlight Hours: 7 hours 
Indian Ocean Temperature: 28°C


It is peak season for holidays to Mauritius in February, here’s why…


February is one of the hottest months in the year and temperatures can be expected to easily reach 30°C making it a great winter sun destination for UK visitors. It is also cyclone season in the region and humidity levels are peaking so you should expect more rainfall than normal at this time of year. Rainy periods tend to be short lived during the afternoons, after storm clouds have had time to develop throughout the day.

Warm sea temperatures at this time of year bring a larger variety of sea life to the region making this an ideal time of year diving and snorkelling.

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What is the weather like in Mauritius in March?

Average Breakdown
Temperature Range:
23 - 28°C
Monthly Rainfall: 178mm
Humidity: 78%
Sunlight Hours: 8 hours 
Indian Ocean Temperature: 27°C


It is peak season for holidays to Mauritius in March, here’s why…

March is a popular time to visit Mauritius. Temperatures hover around 29°C during the day and while it is still wet season, you are coming to the end the cyclone period which means showers are fewer and shorter than the previous two months. The humidity has also slightly dropped in March, making it more comfortable for spending longer periods of time enjoying the great outdoors.

The sea temperatures maintain a lovely warmth at this time of year. If you are interested in enjoying diving and snorkelling while you are away, this warmth brings a larger variety of sea life in the surrounding waters.

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What is the weather like in Mauritius in April?

Average Breakdown
Temperature Range: 22 - 27°C
Monthly Rainfall: 178mm
Humidity: 80%
Sunlight Hours: 8 hours 
Indian Ocean Temperature: 27°C


It is peak season for holidays to Mauritius in April, here’s why…

April marks the changing of the seasons in Mauritius, the summer wet season ends and the island transitions in to a slightly cooler and drier period. Because of this you should expect less rainfall in April, especially towards the end of the month while temperatures can still happily reach 28°C during the day.
 
This is a great time of year to spend full days on the beach. Cool off with water activities such as snorkelling or diving and be assured that the warm sea temperatures bring a vibrant variety of sea life to the area.

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What is the weather like in Mauritius in May?

Average Breakdown
Temperature Range: 21 - 26°C
Monthly Rainfall: 101mm
Humidity: 79%
Sunlight Hours: 8 hours 
Indian Ocean Temperature: 26°C


It is low season for holidays to Mauritius in May, here’s why…

Although technically May marks the beginning of winter in Mauritius, temperatures only drop by a few degrees and still comfortably reach a delightful 27 -28°C most days. The humidity - and with it the levels of precipitation - also lower in May providing a very enjoyable climate that showcases long days of blue skies and sunshine.

Sea temperatures begin to decline slightly in May as the seasons shift, however the calm waters provide great visibility for snorkelling or diving, especially on the north and west coast.

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What is the weather like in the Mauritius in June?

Average Breakdown
Temperature Range:
20 - 24°C
Monthly Rainfall: 76mm
Humidity: 78%
Sunlight Hours: 8 hours 
Indian Ocean Temperature: 25°C


It is low season for holidays to Mauritius in June, here’s why…

If you are travelling to Mauritius in June you can expect cooler weather, with daytime temperatures reaching average highs of 25°C. At this time of year the south east trade winds start to increase in strength, so we would advise for optimum conditions to consider staying on the north west side of the island where resorts are more sheltered. Unless, of course, you enjoy surfing!

June is a great time of year to visit Mauritius, especially with children. You can spend long sunny days on the beach, uninterrupted by rainfall and without temperatures or humidity becoming too uncomfortable. It is a great time of year for any energetic outdoor activities and the wind brings with it some amazing surfing conditions. 

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What is the weather like in Mauritius in July?

Average Breakdown
Temperature Range:
18 - 23°C
Monthly Rainfall: 76mm
Humidity: 77%
Sunlight Hours: 8 hours 
Indian Ocean Temperature: 24°C


It is low season for holidays to Mauritius in July, here’s why…

July is one of the coldest months of the year. Temperatures have dropped by a few more degrees meaning average highs only reach 24°C. Combined with the strengthened trade winds in this season, it is advisable to stay on the northeast coast of the island.

This is a great time of year for exploring the island and taking part in an abundance of outdoor and adventure activities that are available without being affected by the hot and humid summer conditions. Trade winds also create near on perfect surfing conditions.

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What is the weather like in Mauritius in August?

Average Breakdown
Temperature Range: 18 - 23°C
Monthly Rainfall: 76mm
Humidity: 75%
Sunlight Hours: 8 hours 
Indian Ocean Temperature: 23°C


It is low season for holidays to Mauritius in August, here’s why…

August is one of the coolest and driest months of the year where temperatures reach an average high of 24°C. Combined with the strengthened trade winds in this season from the southeast, it is advisable to stay on the north and west coast of the island in order to feel warmer while you explore the island.

This is a great time of year for taking part in an abundance of outdoor and adventurous activities that are available on the island or simply seeking out a sheltered beach, without being affected by the hot and humid summer conditions. Surfers also flock to the region at this time of year to enjoy the amazing sporting conditions.

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What is the weather like in Mauritius in September?

Average Breakdown
Temperature Range: 18 - 24°C
Monthly Rainfall: 50mm
Humidity: 74%
Sunlight Hours: 8 hours 
Indian Ocean Temperature: 23°C


It is low season for holidays to Mauritius in September, here’s why…

The seasons are in transition at this time of year as temperatures start to raise, however the rainfall is still very low, making September a fantastic month to visit Mauritius. Trade winds also begin to lower in strength this month, so warmth is felt all over the island with average highs of 25°C.

Sea temperatures are at their lowest at this time of year, but none the less the island provides superb conditions for taking part in any outdoor activities and water sports.


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What is the weather like in Mauritius in October?

Average Breakdown
Temperature Range: 20 - 25°C
Monthly Rainfall: 50mm
Humidity: 70%
Sunlight Hours: 8 hours 
Indian Ocean Temperature: 24°C


It is peak season for holidays to Mauritius in October, here’s why…

October is a fantastic time of year to experience Mauritius. Average daily temperatures sit comfortably around 26°C. Temperatures are beginning to rise as the country transitions into the summer season while it is also one of the driest months of year with much lower humidity, providing a fantastic balance of conditions.

Sea temperatures are also beginning to rise as the seasons shift, bringing a larger variety of sea life into the surrounding area. A huge bonus if you are interested in trying some deep-sea diving while you are away.
 

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What is the weather like in Mauritius in November?

Average Breakdown
Temperature Range:
21 - 27°C
Monthly Rainfall: 50mm
Humidity: 78%
Sunlight Hours: 10 hours 
Indian Ocean Temperature: 25°C


It is peak season for holidays to Mauritius in November, here’s why…

November sees an increase in the number of sunlight hours, as well as rising average daily temperatures. While humidity is also on the increase expected rainfall is still low, creating a perfect balance of warmth and dryness on the island - although it is possible you will notice more rainfall towards the end of the month.

As sea temperatures are on the rise, it is a good time of year to visit if you are interested in deep sea diving or snorkelling because with warmer seas come an increase in variety of sea life.

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What is the weather like in Mauritius in December?

Average Breakdown
Temperature Range:
23 - 28°C
Monthly Rainfall: 152mm
Humidity: 77%
Sunlight Hours: 9 hours 
Indian Ocean Temperature: 26°C


It is peak season for holidays to Mauritius in December, here’s why…

It is summer in the Mauritius in December, which also means it is the wet season. Average daily temperatures now sit around a very warm 29°C. Humidity levels have also increased by this point in the year and tropical rain showers are therefore more common in the late afternoon. After short heavy rain showers the humidity drops slightly and the land dries very quickly, which means December is a fantastic winter sun destination for visitors.

With rainfall affecting very little of the day and sea temperatures rising, this is great time of year for exploring the island as well as delving into the surrounding waters. Diving in December is very popular because with warmer seas come an increase in sea life variety.

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Mauritius is a fantastic year-round destination. To discover more, contact one of our personal travel managers who are all extremely well-versed in Indian Ocean holidays. We can help guide and plan your next break with some incredible specialist tips that will make your next escape the best yet. Fill out an enquiry form here or call 0203 816 0985 to get a free holiday quote and begin creating your dream Mauritius getaway today.

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