The temperature on the coastal areas varies between 22°C in winter and 34°C in summer. The sea temperature varies between 22°C and 27°C. In the central part of the island, the maximum day time temperature varies from about 19°C in August to about 26°C in February.
The northern and the western parts of the island are warmer and drier than the eastern and the southern regions.
As Mauritius is located in the southern hemisphere, the summer and winter months are opposite to the seasons in Europe.
Summer: November to April
The weather is hot and humid during these months, with peaks in temperatures occurring in the months of December, January and February.
Rainfall is abundant, especially on the central plateau. The highest rainfall normally occurs in the months of February and March.
Daylight hours typically run from 5.30am to 7.00pm.
This is 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.
Winter: May to October
The temperature is cooler during this season, and prevailing winds tend to blow over the island from the east and south-east. The North and West of the island is relatively warmer.
The lowest temperatures are felt in August (20°C on the coast). Daylight hours typically run from 6.45am to 5.45pm. This is the best season for surfing (June to August).
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Weather trends for your long term holiday forecast
January summer – hot and humid weather
February hottest and wettest – air fares are cheaper
March still hot and humid
April end of summer – a slight chill in the air
May transition month – cooler sea and air temperature
June it is officially winter in Mauritius
July winter and peak season
August last winter month – still peak season
September transition month – it is getting warmer
October glorious – the best time to go to Mauritius
November summer is on its way – a beautiful month
December high season – Christmas and New Year