Located in the southern part of Indian Ocean, Mauritius has a tropical climate. Its lovely sun-kissed weather is what makes this country so desirable a tourist destination. The perfect summer weather and the warm atmosphere allows Mauritius to draw in visitors from around the world who are on the lookout for a holiday destination which can help them relax and enjoy sun and surf at beaches. But while the island nation is blessed with such an inviting climate persisting all-round the year, there are still certain aspects you must consider about its weather before packing your bags and setting out for the vacation on the islands.
Since Mauritius is situated in the southwest wing of the Indian Ocean, it is profoundly affected by the southeast trade winds. The weather, however, remains cosily warm and delightfully pleasant the whole year long. You can comfortably swim in the crystal clear waters surrounding the island due to the conveniently melting temperature of the water. In short, it would be an equally good idea to pick any time of the year to make your travel plans to Mauritius.
You could be debating the best time to visit Mauritius, but due to this tropical environment, the island nation can be visited any time of the year without any hassle.
Mauritius receives its warmest weather during the time around February, while its chilliest ever temperatures can be measured around July. As a general rule, the western and northern areas of the country are warmer and drier than the eastern or southern regions.
However, depending on what you are seeking from your holiday, here are the various seasons in Mauritius and the pertaining details to help you make a favourable choice.
As a destination that has a good weather throughout the year, it mostly depends on your exact preferences for visiting the country or when do you want to go on a vacation break. Summers and winters are the two main seasons of the area with rainfall occurring during any season depending upon the acute weather conditions at the time. Each of these periods has its own set of advantages and disadvantages which you can take into regard before going on a holiday in Mauritius.
Summers in Mauritius begin in January to remain until April
Significance: It is the time when festivals such as Easter are celebrated.
Temperature: The temperature around this season can shoot up to 33 degree Celsius while remaining 25 degree Celsius at its minimum.
Weather: The weather is warm and humid at the same time, making you feel hot and sticky. Therefore it becomes even more refreshing to go for a swim at this time. The ocean breeze seems more than welcoming and makes for a lovely stay indeed.
Why you should visit now: Summer is the time when the crowd begins to decrease and so is ideal for a holiday on the many beaches of Mauritius. It brings in a lovely time to go on an island exploration trip and bask in its tropical summer sun. It becomes effortless for you to visit different places of interest in Mauritius without the trouble of encountering too much crowd. Perfect to lie on the white sands of the shore or just spend time at sea; summers are also the time that brings in with them the opportunity for getting numerous discounts and offers on hotel accommodations and other deals. It is so because this period is offseason in Mauritius.
Know before you visit: Cyclones are common between the period of December to March, hence it is advised take the necessary precautionary steps.
Tips: If planning to visit the island between January to April, ensure you carry with you an umbrella as well since showers at this time of the year are quite frequent.
The arrival of May marks the beginning of winters in Mauritius, which last until it is December.
Significance: It is time for Christmas Kreol Fest.
Temperature: The temperature during this season goes up to 24 degrees Celsius; the minimum temperature drop dips to as low as 18 degrees Celsius.
Weather: The weather is pleasant with low episodes of rainfall, low humidity and cool climate.
Why you should visit now: The temperature around this time of the year is colder and often doesn't even require for you to use an air conditioner. It is the most preferred time to visit Mauritius since the weather is quite pleasant and mild for most activities in the region. Winters in Mauritius is the best time to explore the island and indulge in various water sports. The weather especially favors water sports enthusiasts who find both the temperature and the weather conditions ideal for several activities, with particular reference to surfing. Winters in Mauritius see quite low episodes of rainfall, with most only occurring in the evenings, which keeps the environment, friendly enough to go sightseeing or relaxing on the beaches. The colder climate and low humidity conditions also make this time apt for many outdoor activities such as hiking, biking or wildlife exploration.
Tips: Even though it’s winter, being a tropical island, the sun is still quite intense during this period as well, therefore it is utterly vital to carry sunscreen with you on your trip. Alternatively, this can also prove to be a boon for many tourists owing to a healthy tanning that they can achieve still.