​Weather & Climate – Mauritius

Anthony Ham
By Anthony Ham

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guide to Mauritius.

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Lonely Planet guide to Mauritius.

Anthony is the author of the Lonely Planet guide to Mauritius.

Climate Chart Mauritius

Climate Chart Port Louis – 3m / 10ft

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Mauritius has a tropical climate. There are two seasons: a hot humid summer from December to April and a cooler but still warm dry winter from May to November. There is a chance of cyclones from January to March.

Port Louis' climate compared to the rest of the country

Port Louis is located on the west coast. The interior is on average three to five degrees cooler than the coastal areas. The east and the south of the island are slightly drier and warmer than Port Louis. Winter (May to November) brings the southeasterly trade winds and it can be unpleasantly windy in July and August on the south and east coast of the island.

Dry season May to November – Winter

Rainfall is sporadic during these months. The weather is warm on the coast and the humidity is low.

  • May & June – It’s about 28°C/82°F during the day. Rainfall drops away.
  • July, August & September – These are the driest months. Daytime is lovely at about 27°C/81°F. The east and south coast can be windy when the trade winds blow.
  • October & November – Temperatures pick up and November is hot at 30°C/86°F.

Wet season December to April – Summer

It rains regularly from December to April. January to March are cyclone months and not ideal for visiting.

  • December – Rainfall increases and with it the humidity as well. The average daytime temperature is 31°C/88°F.
  • January, February & March – Rainfall is very high and there is a possibility of a cyclone hitting the island.
  • April – It still rains a lot, but the cyclone season comes to an end. Midday temperatures are around 31°C/88°F.

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