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Best time to visit Port Louis, Mauritius

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The best time to visit Port Louis is July

Port Louis is a place lots of people visit almost all year round, but if you’re looking for the best time to go, July is definitely the time you should visit. This is based on a number of factors such as the weather, cost of flights and accommodation, peak travel periods and more.

The warmest month of the year in Port Louis is February, where the average temperature gets to around 29℃ (83℉), but temperatures can reach as high as 29℃ (85℉) on the hottest days in summer. In the colder months such as August, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 22℃ (71℉).

If you’re keen to see the sights of Port Louis during the day, the sun stays up the longest around October. The wet season in Port Louis falls around January, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in September instead.

Continue reading to find out more about when to visit Port Louis, including the climate, seasonal info, what to pack, FAQs, and the best tools to help you plan and book your next vacation.

Warmest month

February

Least rainfall

September

Most daylight

October

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Port Louis seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Port Louis as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Port Louis is in the Southern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

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

Average temperatures in Port Louis

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Port Louis for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Port Louis climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Port Louis for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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OCT
NOV
DEC

Port Louis in January

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 97mm (4") over 19 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Port Louis in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Port Louis in February

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 92mm (4") over 20 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Port Louis in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Port Louis in March

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 79mm (3") over 21 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Port Louis in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Port Louis in April

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 41mm (2") over 18 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Port Louis in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Port Louis in May

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 21mm (1") over 14 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Port Louis in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Port Louis in June

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 20mm (1") over 13 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Port Louis in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Port Louis in July

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 14 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Port Louis in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Port Louis in August

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 17mm (1") over 13 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Port Louis in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Port Louis in September

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 10 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Port Louis in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.

Port Louis in October

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 9 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Port Louis in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Port Louis in November

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 10 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Port Louis in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Port Louis in December

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 50mm (2") over 14 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Port Louis in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Port Louis is usually February, where temperatures tend to rise to around 29℃ (83℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Port Louis is generally around September. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in September first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Port Louis is generally around January, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of January too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Port Louis, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in October are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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