The Republic of Mauritius is an island state in the southeast of the Indian Ocean, belongs to the African continent. The area of the country is 2 thousand km2. The largest island of Mauritius is 1.9 km2. In the center of the country there is the Curepipe plateau with a height of 500 m above sea level, in the north, west and southwest it is surrounded by higher plateaus. The south and southeast of Mauritius is occupied by the coastal plains, where sugar cane is grown. Cultural plantations occupy 45% of the country’s territory.
The shores of the republic are indented with coral reefs. The country is rich in rivers, lakes and waterfalls. During the rainy season, the reservoirs overflow and form violent mountain streams. Since Mauritius is an island of volcanic origin, the craters of extinct volcanoes appear before the eyes of tourists.
The climate in Mauritius is tropical: summer is from November to April, and winter is from May to October. The island is at the center of tropical cyclones. From February to March, winds up to 220 km / h and intermittent heavy rains hit Mauritius.
Mauritius is favorable for recreation at any time of the year, but each region has its own weather patterns. When choosing tours, we recommend paying attention to the weather conditions in Mauritius by months.
Weather in Mauritius in January
January is the peak tourist season in Mauritius. Daytime air temperature in the country ranges from +30°C to +35°C, at night it drops to +25°C. In the capital, the thermometer stays at + 30 ° C during the day, falling to + 27 ° C at night. The water temperature in the ocean is +27°C. January is rainy with 170 mm of precipitation on average. 11 rainy days are recorded in Belle Mare. Humidity here reaches 80%.
Weather in Mauritius in February
In February, tropical summer continues, hot and rainy. The water in the ocean reaches +28°C and above. In Mauritius, up to 9 rainy days are recorded this month, with 108 mm of precipitation. On the southern beaches of the country, the air temperature is +32°C, at night it drops to +28°C. It is cooler in the center and in the east. In the resort of Mauritius, the air temperature during the daytime is not understood to be higher than + 29 ° C.
Weather in Mauritius in March
Daytime air temperature throughout the country ranges from +29°С to +31°С. At night, the indicators drop to + 26 °… + 27 ° С. In March, the number of rainy days is reduced (up to 6 per month) with a total precipitation of up to 85 mm. The water temperature in the ocean gradually decreases, by the end of the month it reaches +26°C. A moderate wind blows, which forms waves up to 30 cm. In the capital in March, the thermometer readings during the day stay at + 30 ° C, at night they fall to + 27 ° С.
Weather in Mauritius in April
In the capital of Mauritius in April there are 6 sunny days, the rest of the time the sky is overcast. It rains 2 days a month, up to 33 mm of precipitation falls. Daytime air temperature is +29°С…+31°C. In the central and western parts of the country (Flic-en-Flac, Le Morne, Mauritius), during the day the air temperature no longer rises above +29°C, and at night the thermometer drops to +24°C.
Weather in Mauritius in May
In the north of Mauritius and in the capital, the average daily air temperature in May ranges from +25°С…+29°С. The temperature of the water in the ocean does not change – about + 26 ° C. There are more sunny days: up to 11 per month. It is cooler in the central part and in the south of the country, up to + 27 ° C during the day, and at night the thermometer mark does not rise above + 23 ° C. The water temperature does not differ from the northern coast and is +26°C.
Weather in Mauritius in June
In June, winter conditionally begins in Mauritius. It becomes more windy: an average of 6-7 m/s, but short-term gusts up to 15 m/s are recorded. The amount of precipitation drops to 17 mm. During the daytime, the air temperature in the capital fluctuates between +25°С…+26°С, and at night it drops to +24°С. The water in the ocean cools down to +25°C, and in the western resorts (Belle Mar, Trou d’House) the temperature is +24°C.
Weather in Mauritius in July
In the northern resorts of the country during the day in July, the thermometer readings are in the range of + 26 ° С… + 27 ° С. One rainy day is recorded. The water temperature in the ocean does not exceed +24°С…+25°С. Hiking is popular in Mauritius and on the west coast. The air temperature during the day does not exceed +25°C, at night it drops to +21°C. No more than 20 mm of precipitation falls here.
Weather in Mauritius in August
August is the coldest month in Mauritius. In Port Louis, the air temperature during the daytime does not exceed +25°C, at night it drops to +21°C. The water in the oceans cools down to a minimum of +23°С…+24°С. The month is windy, air masses reach a speed of 7 m/s, and only in the west is calm. In the southern resorts (Blue Bay, Mauritius, Le Morne), the temperature minimum of the country is recorded: + 20 ° С at night.
Weather in Mauritius in September
The air temperature during the day in the northern resorts and in the capital is at around + 25 ° C, at night the figures drop to + 22 ° C. The water in the sea remains warm, as in August with a temperature of +23°C. In the resort of Mauritius, the average daily temperature ranges from +20°С to +24°С. Rains are rare with total precipitation up to 13 mm.
Weather in Mauritius in October
Port Louis is popular for holidays in October. The daytime air temperature here approaches +27°C, at night the thermometer drops to +23°C. The same temperature regime is observed throughout the country. The water in the ocean warms up above +24°С. The winds subside. Cloudiness on average for the country is 35% of the days per month, no rain is recorded.
Weather in Mauritius in November
In the resorts of the western coast of Mauritius (Tamarin Bay, Le Morne), the daily air temperature fluctuates between +27°С…+28°С. At night, the thermometer drops to +23°C. The water in the ocean warms up to +26°С. There are more and more rainy days with 31 mm of precipitation. In the resorts of the northern coast, the air temperature is a couple of degrees higher, and the water temperature is + 26 ° C.
Weather in Mauritius in December
The water in the ocean warms up to +27°С…+28°С. Up to 4 days of precipitation (55 mm) is observed. Cloud cover is 37%. Daytime air temperature throughout the country ranges from +29°С to +32°С. At night, the indicators drop to + 26 ° С… + 27 ° С. Tropical summer begins in December.