Best Time to Visit Mauritius

East Coast, Mauritius (carrotmadman6)  CC BY
On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Mauritius. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Mahebourg. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Mauritius for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 18 °C to 29 °C
Waves Symbol 22 °C to 27 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 2.49.88 in (9 – 18 Days of Rain)
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Geographical location

540 miles east of Madagascar lies the island state of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. The African mainland is 1100 miles from the island, the closest neighbour is La Réunion, some 120 miles away.

More than 80% of the locals speak the French Creole language Morisyen, official government languages are English and French.

Mauritius has a size of about 1300 square miles and about 1.3 million inhabitants. You can pay with the local currency Mauritius Rupee. Mauritius has only been independent of Great Britain since 1968, but still belongs to the Commonwealth Alliance.

Together with La Réunion and Rodrigues, Mauritius forms the Mascarenes archipelago. The capital Port Louis is located in the northwest of the island.

Climate in Mauritius

Tropischer Traumstrand auf Mauritius (tobago77)  lizensiertes Stockfoto The island state Mauritius in the Indian Ocean is located south of the equator. For this reason, the seasons there are opposite to the northern hemisphere. Mauritius is located in the climatic zone of the humid tropics and thus has a high humidity of 80 percent on average.

The east coast has much more precipitation than, for example, the west coast, which lies in the so-called precipitation shadow of Mauritius. The temperatures are very pleasant all year round between 25 °C to 30 °C. Summer brings the most rain, especially from January to the end of February there is the danger of cyclones (tropical storms).

The rather dry winter on Mauritius is with 24 °C to 27 °C day temperature very pleasant, the humidity is now clearly lower and the climate is no longer felt so humid. Experienced Mauritius vacationers appreciate the island in the Indian Ocean however with small restrictions as a genuine all-season destination.

Best Time to Visit Mauritius: Overview

JanuaryJan
Up to 9.88 in of rainof rain
risk of cyclonesrisk of cyclone
FebruaryFeb
Up to 9.69 in of rainof rain
risk of cyclonesrisk of cyclone
MarchMar
Up to 8.54 in of rainof rain
yet good for divinggood for diving
AprilApr
Up to 8.7 in of rainof rain
yet good for divinggood for diving
MayMay
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JuneJun
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JulyJul
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AugustAug
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SeptemberSep
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OctoberOct
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NovemberNov
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DecemberDec
Up to 7.52 in of rainof rain
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When to travel to Mauritius?


One can have luck with the weather in the Indian Ocean also in the summer on Mauritius (December to April), in principle, however, this period is considered as the rainy season and is not necessarily the best travel time of the island. The official winter from May to mid-November is the driest time and is therefore recommended by us as the best travel season on Mauritius. They avoid the danger of hurricanes that hit the island about every 5 years on average. A good tip for cheap offers in a still pleasant climate is the quieter travel season from September to the beginning of December.

Climate Chart Mauritius

Mahebourg

Climate Chart Mahebourg
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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table Mauritius

In the following, you will find the climate table for Mauritius, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Mahebourg (Mauritius)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature29°29°29°28°27°25°24°24°25°26°28°29°
Night Temperature23°23°23°22°20°18°18°18°18°19°20°22°
Water Temperature27°27°27°27°25°24°23°22°23°23°24°25°
Precipitation (inch)9.889.698.548.75.833.984.453.52.42.643.57.48
Rainy days16161717141418141011913
Hours of Sunshine887666667888
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Mahebourg is 23.5 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: February (26.1 °C)
Coldest month: August (20.8 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Mahebourg is 27 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
all months

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 70.59 inch on 169 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

Rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation): January, February, March, April, and December
Overall precipitation in the rainy season: 44.29 in

You cannot expect snow in any month in Mahebourg.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, November is the sunniest month with an average of 8.1 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 6.9 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Highlights and Attractions


On Mauritius you can rent a car and explore this wonderful island on your own. The use of public transport is also generally not a problem. A ticket from Grand Baie to Port Louis, for example, costs just 35 rupees, the equivalent of 80 cents. Also the journey with the taxi is quite favorable, here is recommended to negotiate a fixed price before departure.

A trip to Rochester Falls should not be missing on any Mauritius trip. Here you can enjoy pleasant hikes with unique panoramic views. Another natural highlight is the Trou au Cerf crater. Here a visit in the time of the dawn is recommended, in order to be able to enjoy the fantastic sunset. South of the capital Port Louis is the eight kilometre long and white dream beach Flic en Flac.


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Mahebourg & Unique Nature Reserves | Mauritius: Private Tour including Ile aux Aigrettes | Ile aux Aigrettes: Sunset Cruise Tour | Mauritius: Ile Aux Cerfs Private Day Trip With Photographer | Private Catamaran Charter to Ile aux Cerfs |

Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Mahebourg
broken clouds     broken clouds, 25 °C
Clouds: 75 %       Wind: 13 mph O
Air Pressure: 1018 hPa       Humidity: 73 %
Last updated: 18th Nov 2018, 05:00 am
The next days …
18th Nov 201819th Nov 201820th Nov 201821st Nov 201822nd Nov 201823rd Nov 2018
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Clouds: 88 %Clouds: 88 %Clouds: 88 %Clouds: 25 %Clouds: 23 %Clouds: 51 %
No PrecipitationNo PrecipitationNo Precipitation0.11 in of rain0.11 in of rain0.14 in of rain
Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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Mauritius: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 8 reviews for Mauritius holiday already. Average rating is 4.5 of 5 stars.
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    Luisa, 24 years old was there in July

    It was very warm (about 28-30 degrees), but mostly cloudy and it rained more!

    Weather Rating: 3 stars – Mixed

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    Herbert, 72 years old was there in May

    From 28 April to 13 May 2018 I was in Mauritius, in the north of the island. It rained once during this time, for 15 minutes. Each day was predominantly sunny, the temperature during the day 26 to 29 C°, at night 18C°. Best conditions for a beach holiday and not too warm for excursions in the interior of the island.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Rosemarie, 30 years old was there in August

    It was dry and pleasant throughout. A steady breeze made very pleasant days on the beach possible. In 10 days, it’s only drizzled a bit one afternoon.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    sonja, 68 years old was there in July

    it was winter in mauritius, with daily temperatures of 24 – 26 degrees. optimal weather for us.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Siegfried, 65 years old was there in May

    Although the winter season begins in Mauritius in May, the average daily temperature was between 25-30°C. It was only quite cloudy on 2 days, it rained only a few times in the night. This information applies to the northwest of the island.

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Dorothea, 52 years old was there in March

    There was a daily shower that did not limit our activities

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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    Markus, 45 years old was there in May

    at the beginning of may we had 10 days of great weather, it was not so hot anymore but still very warm for bathing and lots of sunshine

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Marius, 42 years old was there in October

    Dream weather mid-October, two weeks constantly warm and sunny. No rain, perfect!

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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