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Best time to visit Mauritius

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The best time to visit Mauritius is July

Are you looking for top-secret information about when to visit Mauritius? Look no further! July is the best time to go to Mauritius due to the excellent all-round climate conditions, and it’s not likely to be at its busiest as it’s not during the height of the peak travel season.

The warmest month of the year in Port Louis, Mauritius is February, where the average maximum temperature gets to around 29℃ (83℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 29℃ (85℉) on the hottest days of summer. In the winter, temperatures can get down to 20℃ (67℉) around August-time. In other areas of Mauritius, temperatures might differ so be sure to compare other destinations below.

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Mauritius are usually in October, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. The wet season in Mauritius usually falls during the months surrounding January each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

If you want to learn everything you need to know about the best times to travel to Mauritius, the weather by month for the top destinations and so much more, make sure you keep reading. Once you’re ready, we’ve included a bunch of our favourite online booking tools to help you find the best deals on flights, accommodation and anything else you’ll need for your trip. Happy reading!

Warmest month

February

Least rainfall

September

Most daylight

October

Mauritius seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Mauritius is in the Southern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer December to February
Autumn/fall March to May
Winter June to August
Spring September to November

Best time to visit the top destinations in Mauritius

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Port LouisJuly
28℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
28℃
26℃
28℃
25℃
26℃
24℃
25℃
23℃
24℃
22℃
24℃
22℃
24℃
22℃
25℃
23℃
26℃
24℃
28℃
25℃
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Top FAQs

Mauritius is in Africa.

Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in Mauritius:

The warmest month of the year in Port Louis, one of the most popular places to visit in Mauritius, is February.
The driest month of the year in Port Louis, Mauritius, is usually around September each year.

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