Sara and John say...
This island paradise delivers year-round warmth and sunshine. But there are different seasons. Lying south of the Equator, the weather is hottest from November to April. The overhead sun sends temperatures close to 30 degrees by day, only easing a few degrees in the evenings..
Humid air at this time of year makes rain showers more likely, especially from January to March, although they often don’t last long - and the coasts usually stay drier than the higher ground inland. Light winds mean the warm tropical seas are crystal clear - so it’s a perfect time for snorkelling and scuba-diving expeditions. And the water is at its most warm and welcoming.
From May to October, the heat becomes gentler and less humid. With fewer showers, more sunshine and air temperatures still reaching the mid-twenties by day, Mauritius is every bit as enticing during these so-called ‘winter’ months, especially across sheltered northern and western coasts, where temperatures remain highest..
The trade winds which blow across the Indian Ocean at this time of year make this the ideal playground for sailors and surfers; and the fresher air means conditions are perfect for those day excursions away from the beach.
Whatever time of year you choose to visit Mauritius, you can expect 7 or 8 hours of sunshine most days - and remember, that sunshine is strong, despite the cooling sea breeze.