The best times to visit Mauritius for ideal weather are
June 18th to September 30th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Mauritius Travel Guide
Weather in Mauritius
Average temperatures in Mauritius vary very little and are seasonally temperate. The area is in the top 72 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. 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 early January where highs are regularly around 86.9°F (30.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 74.9°F (23.8°C) at night.
Mauritius Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Mauritius Temperatures (Celsius)
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)
Mauritius Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of precipitation in Mauritius are February, March, and then July. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid-to late November. For example, on the week of November 19th there are only 2.3 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid-July with an average of 4.9 days with significant precipitation the week of July 16th.
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.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Mauritius.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Mauritius (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Mauritius has slightly high to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. 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 (12.7 MPH or 20.4 KPH) is considered “moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late July 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.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Meaning (Beaufort)||Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind||Meaning (Beufort)|
|Jan||8.2||a gentle breeze||12.2||a moderate breeze|
|Feb||8.4||a gentle breeze||12.4||a moderate breeze|
|Mar||8.4||a gentle breeze||12.1||a moderate breeze|
|Apr||9.2||a gentle breeze||12.8||a moderate breeze|
|May||8.8||a gentle breeze||12.2||a moderate breeze|
|Jun||10.2||a gentle breeze||13.8||a moderate breeze|
|Jul||10.8||a gentle breeze||14.4||a moderate breeze|
|Aug||11||a moderate breeze||14.6||a moderate breeze|
|Sep||10.9||a gentle breeze||14.3||a moderate breeze|
|Oct||10.4||a gentle breeze||13.9||a moderate breeze|
|Nov||9.1||a gentle breeze||12.7||a moderate breeze|
|Dec||8.4||a gentle breeze||12||a moderate breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Mauritius?
As of 5/2/2017 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
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 frequent with 16 to 19 days of 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 16 to 19 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 very great amount: 12 to 14 days per month. Tourism is busy 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 great amount: 15 to 18 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.