Mauritius
weather, climate and best time to visit


Best time to visit Mauritius

What you want from a vacation determines when you visit Mauritius. This tropical paradise is excellent for relaxing on the beach, viewing its natural beauty or experiencing its colorful culture.

Average temperatures

Tropical Mauritius has year-round temperatures of 24-31 degrees. May to October are colder and drier than November to April. Outdoor beach activities are possible year-round due to the mild seasonal temperature variations.

The best time for beachgoers

The warmest months, November to April, are perfect for beach vacations in Mauritius. Swimming, snorkeling and other water sports are ideal when the water is warm. These months are also quieter on the beaches, allowing you to appreciate the scenery.

The best time for hikers and nature lovers

From May through October, Mauritius is at its most beautiful. It is ideal for trekking and other outdoor activities. During these months, the air is cleaner, so you can get a good view of the island's mountains and forests.

Regional differences

The tropical climate of Mauritius can vary by area. The east coast is hotter and more humid than the west coast. The central plateau is colder and drier than the coast.

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Best time to visit the east coast

The east coast of Mauritius has beautiful beaches and pristine seas. From November through April, the beaches on the east coast are at their hottest. Swimming and other water activities are ideal when the water is warm.

Best time to visit the west coast

The west coast of Mauritius has beautiful forests and mountains. The colder, drier months of May through October are ideal for hiking and wildlife vacations on the west coast. Then the outdoor activities are pleasant and the views are clear.

Best time to visit central plateau

The central plateau of Mauritius has beautiful waterfalls and natural areas. The colder, drier months of May through October are ideal for nature vacations on the central plateau. Then it is excellent for trekking and experiencing the natural beauties of the island.

All in all, when to visit Mauritius depends on your interests and vacation goals. This tropical paradise is excellent for relaxing on the beach, viewing its natural beauty or experiencing its colorful culture.

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In the table below you can quickly check the average weather in Mauritius per month, the temperature per month or the period with the highest precipitation. Monthly average climate data is based on data from the last 30 years.

Climate Mauritius by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 28 29 28 28 26 25 24 24 24 25 26 28
Precipitation (mm) 86 90 62 28 19 13 13 16 7 12 25 37

Weather data from: Port Louis




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Climate Mauritius

Mauritius, a small island in the Indian Ocean, is located east of Madagascar. Mauritius' climate is tropical, and temperatures are pleasant throughout the year. The island has two distinct seasons: a hot and wet season from November to April and a milder and drier season from May to October.

Hot, rainy season (November to April)

During the hot and humid monsoon season, the average temperature in Mauritius is around 27 degrees Celsius. The weather is usually quite hot and muggy, and precipitation is high. The wettest areas of the island are in the southeast and east, while the driest areas are in the northwest corner and center of the island.

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Cooler, dry season (May to October)

During the cooler months, when there is less rainfall, temperatures in Mauritius often hover around 24 degrees Celsius on average. Compared to the hot and rainy season, the current weather is pleasant and mild with a smaller chance of precipitation. Since the weather in this season is favorable for outdoor activities such as hiking and swimming, the island sees many tourists during this period.

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Differences Between Regions

Although most of Mauritius has a tropical climate, there are significant differences on the island. For example, the eastern and southern sectors of the island have higher humidity, while the central and northern parts of the island have relatively lower values. In addition, the parts of the island closer to the ocean have higher average temperatures than inland areas.

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Climate Mauritius by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 28 29 28 28 26 25 24 24 24 25 26 28
Night temp. (°C) 26 26 26 25 24 23 22 22 22 23 24 25
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 86 90 62 28 19 13 13 16 7 12 25 37
Days with rain 18 19 20 15 11 11 13 12 8 8 8 12
Dry days 13 9 11 15 20 19 18 19 22 23 22 19
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 10 9 8 7 7 7 6 7 9 11 10 11
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3
UV-index 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7

Weather data from: Port Louis


Mauritius weather by month

What is the average Mauritius weather like in a given month? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

Mauritius weather

The weather for Mauritius over the next 14 days will be 28°C till 30° with several days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

The weather forecast for Mauritius is based on the weather in Port Louis.

5-day weather forecast Mauritius

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
Wednesday
8 february
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29°C
25°C
0.4 mm
7 m/s
Thursday
9 february
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29°C
25°C
2.7 mm
6 m/s
Friday
10 february
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29°C
25°C
0.3 mm
6 m/s
Saturday
11 february
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30°C
24°C
0.8 mm
5 m/s
Sunday
12 february
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29°C
25°C
0 mm
6 m/s

View the 14 day weather forecast for Mauritius


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Frequently asked questions

Where is Mauritius?

Mauritius lies in a straight line about 5,837 km from India (New Delhi → Port Louis).

How long is the flight to Mauritius?

The flight time from Indira Gandhi to Mauritius is approximately 8 h. 10 min.

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What are the largest airports in Mauritius?

These are the largest airports in Mauritius:

  • Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU) in Port Louis
  • Sir Charles Gaetan Duval Airport (RRG) in Port Mathurin

How many inhabitants does Mauritius have?

Mauritius has 1,264,887 inhabitants.

How big is Mauritius?

The surface area of Mauritius is 1,860 km². It is 1767x smaller than India.

What is the capital of Mauritius?

The capital of Mauritius is Port Louis.

What is the currency of Mauritius?

In Mauritius, the Mauritian rupee (MUR) is used for payment.

Exchange rates on 8 February 2023

  • 1 Indian rupee = 0.54 Mauritian rupee
  • 1 Mauritian rupee = 1.87 Indian rupee
  • 100 Indian rupee = 53.61 Mauritian rupee
  • 100 Mauritian rupee = 186.54 Indian rupee

What is the area code of Mauritius?

The area code to call Mauritius is +230.