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Best time to visit Mauritius
The best time to visit Mauritius is during winter from May to early December when the weather is warm and dry, with an average temperature of 24°C (75°F). Sea temperatures remain above 23°C (73°F).
Summer, from December to April, is hot, humid and wet, with an average temperature on the coast that ranges from a nigh time low of 20°C to a day time high of 33°C (68°F to 91°F).
Rain showers are interspersed with plenty of sunshine – up to seven hours a day. Sea breezes keep the high temperatures from become oppressive and water temperatures hover around 28°C (82°F).
The west coast receives less rainfall then the south and southeast coasts: Port Louis, receives the least rain of anywhere else on the island, and the popular resorts of Trou aux Biches, Flic-en-Flac and Grand Baie see less rain than Ile aux Cerfs, which is located on the eastern side of the island.
Cyclones between January and March typically last for a day or two.
The mountain plateau is around 5°C cooler and it can rain here at any time of year.