Climates Of Mauritius


On the whole, our climate is fairly acceptable to everybody, the temperature ranges are:
Summer (November to April): 27 C (80 F) on the Coast to 23 C (73 F) on the Central Plateau.
Winter (May to October): 21 C (70 F) on the Coast to 17 C (63 F) on the Central Plateau.
Hours of Daylight approx. from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Summer and from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Winter.
July is the Coolest Month 22 C (71 F).
February is the Warmest Month 28 C (83 F). Heavy Rainfalls likely between January and March.

The only snag is that the warm season can be disturbed by the passage of cyclones. Tropical Cyclones: As much as we would like you to enjoy our comparatively "cool, dry and warm" climate, we would at the same time like to mention the existence of Tropical Cyclones in our vicinity. But there is no cause for alarm. We would not want you to feel "depressed" at these "tropical depressions". Weather sufficiently severe to cause a great deal to damage in the island has occurred on a total of only about a Dozen Days in Ninety Years. But being an Act of God (God bless us!) we cannot do anything about it. To name but a few: Carol 1960, Jenny 1962, and Gervaise 1975.


The most violent cyclone (Carol) ever recorded in Mauritius occurred on the 28th February 1960. Wind from the south-east exceeded 140 m.p.h. in gusts just before the "central eye" of the storm gave Three hours of perfectly calm sunny weather, which was immediately followed by winds of "almost equal strength from the North-West".

However, the chances of your meeting with really cyclonic weather during a trip to Mauritius are slim but, believe me, such an experience is one to be remembered! Tropical cyclones pass near enough to Mauritius to give on the average only about four days per year of the windy and rainy weather which is much more frequent in temperate latitudes.


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