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Mauritius – Best time to go

Best time to go Mauritius

The best time to book your holiday in Mauritius is from March to December.

In January and February temperatures are warmer, it feels muggy and cyclones are more likely.

Maximum daytime temperature – 26.5°C

Minimum night time temperature – 20°C

Average rainfall – 123mm per month

Average daylight hours – 11.5

What’s the weather like in Mauritius from March to December?

Mauritius has a mild, subtropical climate and its beaches can be enjoyed all year round. From March to December, it’s much less humid but temperatures are still very pleasant – sometimes reaching 30˚C in April. There’s less rain and a much lower chance of cyclones, especially from May onwards.

Why visit Mauritius from March to December?

• Less humidity and more enjoyable temperatures
• Less chance of rain, with October the driest month and December the sunniest
• Holi festival, when Hindus soak each other with coloured water, is held towards the end of March
• The Mauritius surfing season runs from June until August
• Divali, the Hindu festival of light, is celebrated around October and November

Best times to visit

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Average weather in January

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Mauritius
28ºC
228mm

Average weather in February

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Mauritius
28ºC
228mm

Average weather in March

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Mauritius
28ºC
178mm
  • National Day Celebrations occur on the 13th March. A public holiday on the island, shops, restaurants and homes proudly display their huge colourful flag.

Average weather in April

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Mauritius
27ºC
178mm

Average weather in May

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Mauritius
26ºC
101mm

Average weather in June

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Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Mauritius
24ºC
76mm

Average weather in July

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Mauritius
23ºC
76mm

Average weather in August

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Mauritius
23ºC
76mm
  • Tour de Maurice takes hold this month with international cyclists joining Mauritius in this event.

Average weather in September

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Mauritius
24ºC
50mm
  • Ganesh Chaturthi is the celebration of Ganesh, the God of wisdoms' birthday. Large processions and pilgrimages with large statues of Ganesh immersed in water with street parades and celebrations.

Average weather in October

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Mauritius
25ºC
50mm

Average weather in November

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Mauritius
27ºC
50mm
  • Head to Bel Ombre and watch the AfrAsia Mauritius Golf Open

Average weather in December

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Mauritius
28ºC
152mm
  • Porlwi by Light sees the capital city, Port Louis illuminated the first week of December. Cultural artists and performers line the streets.

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