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Climate and weather of Mauritius



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Mauritius




 

Climate

 
Mauritius has a tropical climate with a rainy season and a dry season.

Temperatures vary little throughout the year (21 to 28°) on the coastal plains thanks to southeast winds which constantly refresh the atmosphere. The central plateau, located six hundred meters above sea level and surrounded by small mountains, has a cooler climate (temperatures range between 20° in August and 26° in February). The north and the west are warmer and drier than the south and the east. Annual rainfall is abundant : 900 mm on the west coast, 1 500 mm on the southeast coast and 5 000 mm on the central plateau.

Rainy season (November to April)
Temperatures range between 21° at night and 33° during the daytime. February is the hottest month with average temperatures of 27° in the plains and 22° on the central plateau. Sea temperature range between 22 and 27º. It rains heavily from November to April on the coasts but also on the central plateau (January, February and March are the wettest months). The hurricane season begins in December, continues in January and February and ends in March.

Dry season(May to October)
Temperatures vary little near the sea (17º at night to 23º in the daytime). July is the sweetest month with average temperatures of 22° on the coasts and 16° on the plateau located at the center of Mauritius. Rainfall is moderate.

 When to go to Mauritius (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Mauritius is pleasant during the following months :

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

Port-Louis (Capital of Mauritius)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
29°
29°
29°
28°
27°
25°
min
25°
25°
24°
23°
22°
21°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
24°
24°
25°
26°
28°
29°
min
19°
19°
19°
21°
22°
24°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
220
240
240
190
130
90
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
90
80
50
50
70
170

Vacoas-Phoenix

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
27°
27°
27°
26°
24°
23°
min
23°
23°
23°
22°
20°
18°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
22°
22°
23°
24°
26°
27°
min
18°
18°
18°
19°
20°
22°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
days
20
20
22
23
22
22
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
days
22
22
20
22
19
19

Weather data (temperatures and precipitation) for Mauritius are derived from monthly averages established over the last twenty years.

Mauritius weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
Mauritius is located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar and northeast of Reunion.

Capital: Port-Louis
Area: 1 900 km²
Population: 1 500 000 inhabitants
Language: English
Currency: Mauritian rupee

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