Mauritius Climate

   
 
 

The Mauritius Climate Guide is perfect for planning your holiday. Monthly weather averages give the best indication of what the weather is usually like for every month of the year including figures for temperature, rainfall and sunshine. The Climate Guide shown below is for Port Louis.

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Max Daytime Temperature (°C) 30°C (86°F) Max Daytime Temperature in January in Mauritius (Port Louis) 31°C (88°F) Max Daytime Temperature in February in Mauritius (Port Louis) 30°C (86°F) Max Daytime Temperature in March in Mauritius (Port Louis) 29°C (84°F) Max Daytime Temperature in April in Mauritius (Port Louis) 27°C (81°F) Max Daytime Temperature in May in Mauritius (Port Louis) 26°C (79°F) Max Daytime Temperature in June in Mauritius (Port Louis) 25°C (77°F) Max Daytime Temperature in July in Mauritius (Port Louis) 24°C (75°F) Max Daytime Temperature in August in Mauritius (Port Louis) 26°C (79°F) Max Daytime Temperature in September in Mauritius (Port Louis) 27°C (81°F) Max Daytime Temperature in October in Mauritius (Port Louis) 29°C (84°F) Max Daytime Temperature in November in Mauritius (Port Louis) 30°C (86°F) Max Daytime Temperature in December in Mauritius (Port Louis)
Min Night-time Temperature (°C) 23°C (73°F) Min Night-time Temperature in January in Mauritius (Port Louis) 23°C (73°F) Min Night-time Temperature in February in Mauritius (Port Louis) 23°C (73°F) Min Night-time Temperature in March in Mauritius (Port Louis) 22°C (72°F) Min Night-time Temperature in April in Mauritius (Port Louis) 20°C (68°F) Min Night-time Temperature in May in Mauritius (Port Louis) 18°C (64°F) Min Night-time Temperature in June in Mauritius (Port Louis) 17°C (63°F) Min Night-time Temperature in July in Mauritius (Port Louis) 17°C (63°F) Min Night-time Temperature in August in Mauritius (Port Louis) 18°C (64°F) Min Night-time Temperature in September in Mauritius (Port Louis) 19°C (66°F) Min Night-time Temperature in October in Mauritius (Port Louis) 20°C (68°F) Min Night-time Temperature in November in Mauritius (Port Louis) 22°C (72°F) Min Night-time Temperature in December in Mauritius (Port Louis)
Hours of Sunshine (Daily) 8 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (61% of Daylight Hours) in January in Mauritius (Port Louis) 8 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (60% of Daylight Hours) in February in Mauritius (Port Louis) 7 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (59% of Daylight Hours) in March in Mauritius (Port Louis) 7 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (61% of Daylight Hours) in April in Mauritius (Port Louis) 7 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (65% of Daylight Hours) in May in Mauritius (Port Louis) 7 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (64% of Daylight Hours) in June in Mauritius (Port Louis) 7 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (66% of Daylight Hours) in July in Mauritius (Port Louis) 7 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (64% of Daylight Hours) in August in Mauritius (Port Louis) 7 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (60% of Daylight Hours) in September in Mauritius (Port Louis) 8 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (62% of Daylight Hours) in October in Mauritius (Port Louis) 8 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (63% of Daylight Hours) in November in Mauritius (Port Louis) 8 Hours of Bright Sunshine per day (56% of Daylight Hours) in December in Mauritius (Port Louis)
Hours of Daylight (Daily) 13 Hours of Daylight in January in Mauritius (Port Louis) 13 Hours of Daylight in February in Mauritius (Port Louis) 12 Hours of Daylight in March in Mauritius (Port Louis) 12 Hours of Daylight in April in Mauritius (Port Louis) 11 Hours of Daylight in May in Mauritius (Port Louis) 11 Hours of Daylight in June in Mauritius (Port Louis) 11 Hours of Daylight in July in Mauritius (Port Louis) 11 Hours of Daylight in August in Mauritius (Port Louis) 12 Hours of Daylight in September in Mauritius (Port Louis) 13 Hours of Daylight in October in Mauritius (Port Louis) 13 Hours of Daylight in November in Mauritius (Port Louis) 13 Hours of Daylight in December in Mauritius (Port Louis)
Heat and Humidity Discomfort High heat & humidity in January in Mauritius (Port Louis) High heat & humidity in February in Mauritius (Port Louis) High heat & humidity in March in Mauritius (Port Louis) Moderate heat & humidity in April in Mauritius (Port Louis) Moderate heat & humidity in May in Mauritius (Port Louis) Low heat & humidity in June in Mauritius (Port Louis) Low heat & humidity in July in Mauritius (Port Louis) Low heat & humidity in August in Mauritius (Port Louis) Low heat & humidity in September in Mauritius (Port Louis) Moderate heat & humidity in October in Mauritius (Port Louis) Moderate heat & humidity in November in Mauritius (Port Louis) High heat & humidity in December in Mauritius (Port Louis)
Days with some Rainfall 17 Days with some Rainfall in January in Mauritius (Port Louis) 17 Days with some Rainfall in February in Mauritius (Port Louis) 17 Days with some Rainfall in March in Mauritius (Port Louis) 16 Days with some Rainfall in April in Mauritius (Port Louis) 14 Days with some Rainfall in May in Mauritius (Port Louis) 13 Days with some Rainfall in June in Mauritius (Port Louis) 15 Days with some Rainfall in July in Mauritius (Port Louis) 15 Days with some Rainfall in August in Mauritius (Port Louis) 12 Days with some Rainfall in September in Mauritius (Port Louis) 13 Days with some Rainfall in October in Mauritius (Port Louis) 12 Days with some Rainfall in November in Mauritius (Port Louis) 16 Days with some Rainfall in December in Mauritius (Port Louis)
Monthly Rainfall (mm) 198 mm (7.8 inches) Monthly Rainfall in January in Mauritius (Port Louis) 262 mm (10.3 inches) Monthly Rainfall in February in Mauritius (Port Louis) 258 mm (10.2 inches) Monthly Rainfall in March in Mauritius (Port Louis) 166 mm (6.5 inches) Monthly Rainfall in April in Mauritius (Port Louis) 120 mm (4.7 inches) Monthly Rainfall in May in Mauritius (Port Louis) 95 mm (3.7 inches) Monthly Rainfall in June in Mauritius (Port Louis) 95 mm (3.7 inches) Monthly Rainfall in July in Mauritius (Port Louis) 76 mm (3.0 inches) Monthly Rainfall in August in Mauritius (Port Louis) 58 mm (2.3 inches) Monthly Rainfall in September in Mauritius (Port Louis) 50 mm (2.0 inches) Monthly Rainfall in October in Mauritius (Port Louis) 66 mm (2.6 inches) Monthly Rainfall in November in Mauritius (Port Louis) 150 mm (5.9 inches) Monthly Rainfall in December in Mauritius (Port Louis)
UV Index (Maximum) UV (Maximum) Index 11+ (Extreme) in January in Mauritius (Port Louis) UV (Maximum) Index 11+ (Extreme) in February in Mauritius (Port Louis) UV (Maximum) Index 11+ (Extreme) in March in Mauritius (Port Louis) UV (Maximum) Index 10 (Very High) in April in Mauritius (Port Louis) UV (Maximum) Index 7 (High) in May in Mauritius (Port Louis) UV (Maximum) Index 6 (High) in June in Mauritius (Port Louis) UV (Maximum) Index 6 (High) in July in Mauritius (Port Louis) UV (Maximum) Index 8 (Very High) in August in Mauritius (Port Louis) UV (Maximum) Index 10 (Very High) in September in Mauritius (Port Louis) UV (Maximum) Index 11+ (Extreme) in October in Mauritius (Port Louis) UV (Maximum) Index 11+ (Extreme) in November in Mauritius (Port Louis) UV (Maximum) Index 11+ (Extreme) in December in Mauritius (Port Louis)
Sea Temperature (°C) 27°C (81°F) Sea Temperature in January in Mauritius (Port Louis) 28°C (82°F) Sea Temperature in February in Mauritius (Port Louis) 27°C (81°F) Sea Temperature in March in Mauritius (Port Louis) 27°C (81°F) Sea Temperature in April in Mauritius (Port Louis) 26°C (79°F) Sea Temperature in May in Mauritius (Port Louis) 25°C (77°F) Sea Temperature in June in Mauritius (Port Louis) 24°C (75°F) Sea Temperature in July in Mauritius (Port Louis) 23°C (73°F) Sea Temperature in August in Mauritius (Port Louis) 23°C (73°F) Sea Temperature in September in Mauritius (Port Louis) 24°C (75°F) Sea Temperature in October in Mauritius (Port Louis) 25°C (77°F) Sea Temperature in November in Mauritius (Port Louis) 27°C (81°F) Sea Temperature in December in Mauritius (Port Louis)
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Known by many as home to the now extinct dodo, a large flightless bird, Mauritius is today not only one of the main commercial centres of the Indian Ocean, but also one of its most popular tourist destinations.

Despite being technically part of Africa most of the population are of Indian origin, descendants of those who came over in the mid-to-late 19th century to work on the sugar plantations.

Mauritius had no indigenous population before the arrival of the Portuguese in the 16th century. Today it is a vibrant society noted for its British political institutions, French architecture and blend of Indian, Chinese and Creole culture.

The island of Mauritius and its neighbour Reunion are both part of an ancient undersea volcanic chain. However unlike Reunion, Mauritius is no longer active and most of the evidence of volcanic activity has long since eroded away, with the exception of the odd pillar of basalt still pointing skywards.

Mauritius consists of a broken ring of mountain ranges encircling a central tableland that slopes upwards towards the south of the island. Coastal plains surround the plateau, except in the southwest where the plateau drops off steeply into the sea.

Coral reefs almost completely surround the island providing material for the white sand beaches such as at Grand Baie for which Mauritius is so famous and which are one of the islands main tourist attractions. Inland the vegetation is lush and green. Plantations of sugarcane and tea dominate the rolling countryside.

The climate of Mauritius is tropical with no dry season, although it is slightly less wet from August to November.

From November through to April daytime temperatures are warm to hot on the coast and slightly cooler at higher elevations. At sea level heat and humidity can be oppressive and November to April is also the cloudiest and wettest part of the year.

Heavy tropical downpours are common during the afternoon, particularly over high ground and in the east, especially from January to March. However even at this time of year periods of rain are relatively short-lived and there is still a great deal of sunshine.

Between January and March the probability of a cyclone passing Mauritius is also at its greatest. However in practice there is usually only one a year that comes anywhere close to the island.

From April to November temperatures are slightly lower with July and August being the coolest months. At higher elevations temperatures at night may fall as low as 15°C (59°F) and rise to 22°C (72°F) during the day. The coast is usually 2 or 3 degrees warmer with a fairly constant breeze from the south-east.

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Bel Ombre   Belle Mare   Blue Bay   Flic-en-Flac   Grand Baie   Grand Gaube   Le Morne   Port Louis   Poste de Flacq   Rodrigues Island   Trou aux Biches   Trou d'Eau Douce  

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