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Located in the southwest Indian Ocean, Mauritius enjoys a tropical climate that is greatly affected by southeast trade winds. The warmest weather occurs during the month of February (average temperatures around 85 degrees Fahrenheit) while the coolest temps tend to hit during July (average temperatures around 70 degrees Fahrenheit). In general, the western and northern regions are warmer and drier than those in the east and south. Summertime, which lasts from November through April, sees overall averages of 80 degrees Fahrenheit along the coast down to the low 70s on the plateau. Wintertime, from May through October, sees overall averages of 70 degrees along the coast down to the low 60s on the plateau. The sea temperature ranges from about 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on the conditions and the season. Heavy rain is common from January through March, and tropical cyclones are a possibility from November through April.
A recommended time to visit Mauritius is during its winter months, the temperature is much cooler and on most days you will not even have to use the Room Air Condition, also it rains less and even when it does rain it's mainly in the evening or just a passing shower during the day. You still have some strong sun during midday so a tan can still be achieved. As a bonus this time of year also sees less tourist so the hotel charges are less (Off-Peak Period) and you can haggle much more with taxi's or in shops as they will know there is not as many tourist around so they will be more flexible on their prices, Obviously the historic attractions will have fewer crowds so all in all you get a much more of a relaxing holiday. As a bonus you do not have to worry about cyclones.
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In 2011/12 Mauritius has had a more than usually hot summer with temps around 3 - 4 degrees higher than normal. Also more than the usual number of tropical depressions and tropical storms with one named cyclone alert from November through to June. The last one affected Agalega to the north, and was out of season. Also a higher than average amount of rainfall in March. The 2012/13 summer season saw a cyclone form in October - Anais - an historical first as it was out of season. The first cyclone to affect Mauritius in 2013 was Dumile on January 3rd - the centre passed very close to the north west of the island and caused bad weather and some damage.
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