The best times to visit Mauritius for ideal weather are

June 11th to October 7th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

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Weather in Mauritius

Temperature

Average temperatures in Mauritius vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 23rd percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Mauritius, the hottest months are February, January, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January and early February where highs are regularly around 86.9°F (30.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75.7°F (24.3°C) at night.

Mauritius Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Mauritius Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Mauritius Perceived Temperature (F)

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Mauritius Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Mauritius Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

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Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 86.7 81.1 75.3
Feb 86.4 81.2 75.7
Mar 86 80.8 75.2
Apr 85.1 79.7 74.3
May 82.7 77.5 72.1
Jun 79.9 75 69.9
Jul 78.4 73.4 68.3
Aug 78.3 73.1 68
Sep 79.4 74.1 68.7
Oct 81.5 76 70.5
Nov 84.2 78.4 72.5
Dec 86.2 80.4 74.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 30.4 27.3 24.1
Feb 30.2 27.3 24.3
Mar 30 27.1 24
Apr 29.5 26.5 23.5
May 28.2 25.3 22.3
Jun 26.6 23.9 21.1
Jul 25.8 23 20.2
Aug 25.7 22.8 20
Sep 26.3 23.4 20.4
Oct 27.5 24.4 21.4
Nov 29 25.8 22.5
Dec 30.1 26.9 23.4

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Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Mauritius are October, November, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid October. For example, on the week of October 15th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid February with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of February 19th.

When can you find snow in Mauritius? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chanceof Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Mauritius.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Mauritius (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

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Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 35% 0 8.1
Feb 40% 0 8.9
Mar 36% 0 7.5
Apr 29% 0 4.6
May 24% 0 3.7
Jun 23% 0 3.1
Jul 27% 0 3.2
Aug 26% 0 2.9
Sep 18% 0 2.2
Oct 15% 0 2.3
Nov 17% 0 3.1
Dec 24% 0 4.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 35 0 20.6
Feb 40 0 22.6
Mar 36 0 19.1
Apr 29 0 11.7
May 24 0 9.4
Jun 23 0 7.9
Jul 27 0 8.1
Aug 26 0 7.4
Sep 18 0 5.6
Oct 15 0 5.8
Nov 17 0 7.9
Dec 24 0 12.2

 

Humidity and Wind

Mauritius has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is September (68.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (76.8%).

Wind in Mauritius is usually moderate. The windiest month is August, followed by September and July. August’s average wind speed of around 11 knots (12.6 MPH or 20.3 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid August where average top sustained speeds reach 15.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Mauritius.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

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All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 8.2 Gentle breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
Feb 8.4 Gentle breeze 12.4 Significant breeze
Mar 8.4 Gentle breeze 12.1 Significant breeze
Apr 9.2 Gentle breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
May 8.8 Gentle breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
Jun 10.2 Gentle breeze 13.8 Significant breeze
Jul 10.8 Gentle breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
Aug 11 Significant breeze 14.6 Significant breeze
Sep 10.9 Gentle breeze 14.3 Significant breeze
Oct 10.4 Gentle breeze 13.9 Significant breeze
Nov 9.1 Gentle breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Dec 8.4 Gentle breeze 12 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 74.5%
Feb 76.8%
Mar 75.8%
Apr 74.5%
May 72.9%
Jun 70.4%
Jul 71%
Aug 70.4%
Sep 68.8%
Oct 70.1%
Nov 71.3%
Dec 72.1%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Mauritius?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Jan 19, 2018 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Mauritius; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Mauritius is November, followed by January and March. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Mauritius in June. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 73 in June means 73% of the tourists vs. November.


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Overall Mauritius Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 86.3°F (30.2°C) and 81.4°F (27.4°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 7 to 11 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Winter (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 7 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Mauritius, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 85.1°F (29.5°C) and 78.9°F (26.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: approximately 5 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Mauritius to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 86.9°F (30.5°C) and 85.6°F (29.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 7 to 11 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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