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Climate and Weather

The tropical maritime climate in Mauritius is in itself fairly even but can vary greatly locally. For example, it is warmest on the coast and can be five degrees cooler on the central plateau at the same time. It is also remarkable that it is dry on the coast while it rains inland, and vice versa. All this for an island that measures only 58 by 47 kilometres. The weather on the east and west coasts can also vary at the same time. The highest temperatures are measured from January to April, between 25 and 35 degrees Celsius. This is also the time of the cyclones which hit Mauritius directly on average once every 15 years. Mauritius does experience a few days of heavy rainfall, as a residual effect of cyclones that have raged nearby. There is no rainy season, it can rain anywhere, any day.

Mauritius "winter" lasts from July to September when the temperature does not exceed 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. For Europeans, this is a perfect temperature. Moreover, there is less rain and it is less oppressively hot. In the capital Port Louis, the average rainfall is about 200 mm in the months of January to April. In September to November, the average is about 40 mm. The number of days with rain varies in Port Louis from 15 in October to 24 in July. The seawater temperature varies between 22 and 27 °C.


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Last updated May 2024
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