Weather in Mauritius
Mauritius is an island with surface area of 720 square miles, situated just above the Tropic of Capricorn,
in the south of Indian Ocean, with 57° 35 East longitude and 19° 68 and 20° 15 South latitude. Being of a volcanic origin, Mauritius has a central plateau which is about 400 meters above sea level.
The weather in Mauritius island is always fine for holidays throughout the year; whatever the season the sunlight is always present with a warm and mild temperature. You can choose your vacation at any time of the year you will be sure to enjoy an awesome holidays. The warmest months of the year are January and February. during those months a cyclone can occur but its a very rare phenomenon.For an concrete example during the 7 last years we have encounter only one cyclone in February 2012 and January 2013 Dumile.
What is a Cyclone ?
Cyclones are huge revolving storms caused by winds blowing around a central area of low atmospheric pressure. In the northern hemisphere, cyclones are called hurricanes or typhoons and their winds blow in an anti-clockwise circle. In the southern hemisphere, these tropical storms are known as cyclones, whose winds blow in a clockwise circle.
After a cyclone, lot of trees, telephone cables and electricity cables will be found on the streets. Some of the worst cyclones that were known in Mauritius history were Alix and Carol in 1960, Jenny in 1962 and Gervaise in 1975. But the cyclone Alix and Carol are considered as the most devastating cyclones in Mauritius. Cyclones are not as powerful and devastating as Hurricanes but can cause some serious damages to the environment.
Summer is from November to April and winter is from May to October. Both seasons have usually a nice weather like in summer. The weather in winter is cooler and nicer for those who can’t support the warmest temperatures of January and February,you will love winter in Mauritius and still get their beautiful tan from the hot sunny days.
Usually the weather in Mauritius Island has no extreme difference from summer to winter. The cold region more like mild temperature is on the central plateau. The central plateau is also the region of Mauritius which receives more rainfalls.
The temperature of water during summer is usually around 27°C in winter it can be up to 22°C. During the summer season the climate is usually dry and warm; the temperature on the coastal areas can be from 25°C to 35°C. On the central plateau the temperature is most of the time cooler as from 20°C to 28°C.
In winter the weather is most of the time humid and warm, the temperature in the coastal areas is around 24°C and the central plateau around 18°C but during the night the temperature goes sometimes a few degrees down. Of course, it is never as cold as in Europe.
In Mauritius island, mountains are scattered throughout the island, tropical forests and plants are other features that add to the natural beauty of the island. With more than 90 miles of white sandy beaches and the transparent lagoon are protected from the open sea by the world's third largest coral reef which almost surrounds the island
Best time to Travel to Mauritius
The best time to travel to Mauritius is during the cooler months of the year. That is, from the late autumn to mid spring " May to mid October".
These months generally have plenty of sunshine, lower humidity levels and less rain than during the summer months.
During August and September you'll be pleased to learn that the average daytime maximum temperatures sit around 23-26°C. At night, the minimum temperature hovers around 15-17°C.
However, just be aware that both July and August are the windiest months of the year. So if you think that this is not the best time to visit Mauritius, then plan to arrive in mid September or October. By November, you'll find that it's quite hot and humid on the coast.
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