Located in the southwest Indian Ocean, Mauritius enjoys a tropical climate that is greatly affected by south east trade winds. The warmest weather occurs during the month of February (average temperatures around 32Celsius) while the coolest temps tend to hit during July (average temperatures around 23 degrees Celsius in some areas)

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 30C along the coasts and is slightly lower on the central plateau. Wintertime, from May through October, sees overall averages of 25/26C along the coast and lower on the central 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 although there have been a couple out of season with the latest out of season cyclone Abela occurring in July 2016 (17th to 18th July) which is unusual in winter.

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 Conditioning, 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 tourisst 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.

If you are visiting Mauritius in a particular month or time of the year and want to know what the weather might be like. Click on the following link:

http://tiny.cc/j0ufkw

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.

2014/15 summer saw very high rainfall from mid December to March with temperatures averaging 4C higher than normal.

2015 winter has to date seen several anticyclones develop to the south with some cool spells and above average rain.

Summer 2015/16 was hot and humid with temps reaching 34C -  35C in the capital some days though cyclones have to date kept well away.

For current weather information, click on the following:

http://metservice.intnet.mu/