At a glance:
· Located between the Equator and the Tropic of Capricorn, Mauritius
..enjoys a subtropical climate that is typically warm and humid.
· Hot summers – November to April – with average coastal temperatures
..of 30°C at midday.
· Warm winters – May to October – with average coastal temperatures of
..24°C at midday.
· Temperatures in the interior of the island are generally 3 to 5°C cooler
..than at the coast.
· The rainy season is from January to May with the possibility of stray
..cyclones between January and March.

· Summer months from November to April are characterised by hot and
..wet weather.
· Winter months from May to October are generally warm and dry.


· 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 pass by.

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