· Summer - Average coastal temperatures varying between 24°C
in the early mornings to 30°C at midday. The hottest months
..are from January to March.
· Winter - Average coastal temperatures varying between 18°C
in the early morning and 24°C at midday.
· Cooling sea breezes and trade winds relieve the humidity on the
coastal areas throughout the year
Tropical showers are more likely to occur between January and May. The
wetter east coast and central plateau can experience up to 5m of rain
per year. The west coast being on the leeward side of the island is generally
dryer with annual rainfalls of 1m or less.
Mauritius, like Reunion and Madagascar, is located in the so-called cyclone
belt. Cyclone season is during the hot summer months from January to March.
Fortunately for locals and tourists few cyclones actually make landfall
on Mauritius, often remaining at sea and eventually dissipating as they
travel west and south. However, the island often feels the effects of
the ‘milder’ weather on the edges of these storms when they