The best time to visit Mauritius

0
257

Mauritius enjoys a relatively mild climate. Although temperatures are rather moderate throughout the year with occasional rainfall, the most pleasant times to visit the island are between the months of April and June and between September and December. As Mauritius is located in the southern hemisphere, the summer and winter months are opposite to seasons in Europe.

For those living in winter weather during the month of November to April, in Mauritius, it is summer, where the weather is warm – often just what travelers are looking for to escape their snowy day-to-day life. Peaks in temperatures occur in Mauritius in the months of December, January and February, and rainfall is abundant, especially on the central plateau. The highest rainfall normally occurs in the months of February and March, and daylight hours typically run from 5:30 am to 7:00 pm.


This is also the best time for scuba diving – especially December through to March – and for deep-sea fishing. The cyclonic season extends right the way through from November to April. Most of the time, the cyclones manage to avoid Mauritius because of the small size of the island. However, if they come close enough, tourists can rest assured that beach resorts have been constructed in such a way as to be able to resist strong cyclonic winds.

During the month of May to October – Mauritius’ winter months – the temperature is cooler, and prevailing winds tend to blow over the island from the east and southeast. The lowest temperatures are felt in August (20°C on the coast). Daylight hours typically run from 6:45 am to 5:45 pm. This is also the best season for surfing.

On the central plateau, which is some 600 meters above sea level, the average day temperature is between 20°C in August and 26°C in February. On the coast, the temperatures are higher by about 3 to 5 degrees. The northern and the western parts of the island are warmer and drier than the eastern and the southern regions.

Mauritius enjoys a relatively mild climate. Although temperatures are rather moderate throughout the year with occasional rainfall, the most pleasant times to visit the island are between the months of April and June and between September and December. As Mauritius is located in the southern hemisphere, the summer and winter months are opposite to seasons in Europe.

For those living in winter weather during the month of November to April, in Mauritius, it is summer, where the weather is warm – often just what travelers are looking for to escape their snowy day-to-day life. Peaks in temperatures occur in Mauritius in the months of December, January and February, and rainfall is abundant, especially on the central plateau. The highest rainfall normally occurs in the months of February and March, and daylight hours typically run from 5:30 am to 7:00 pm.

This is also the best time for scuba diving – especially December through to March – and for deep-sea fishing. The cyclonic season extends right the way through from November to April. Most of the time, the cyclones manage to avoid Mauritius because of the small size of the island. However, if they come close enough, tourists can rest assured that beach resorts have been constructed in such a way as to be able to resist strong cyclonic winds.

During the month of May to October – Mauritius’ winter months – the temperature is cooler, and prevailing winds tend to blow over the island from the east and southeast. The lowest temperatures are felt in August (20°C on the coast). Daylight hours typically run from 6:45 am to 5:45 pm. This is also the best season for surfing.

On the central plateau, which is some 600 meters above sea level, the average day temperature is between 20°C in August and 26°C in February. On the coast, the temperatures are higher by about 3 to 5 degrees. The northern and the western parts of the island are warmer and drier than the eastern and the southern regions.



So, depending on what a traveler is looking for, it is always a good time to visit Mauritius.

For more information, click here.