What’s the weather like in Mauritius in August?
Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean off the southeast coast of Africa and 900km east of Madagascar. It sits close to the Tropic of Capricorn, and has tropical weather that will give you high temperatures and lots of sun in August.
Mauritius has two distinct seasons because of its tropical climate, with a warm and humid summer from November to April, and a cooler and drier winter from June to September. South easterly winds will help to keep you comfortable as they reduce humidity, while the surrounding ocean will also keep you cool. There’s different weather around the island because it’s quite mountainous, with the north and west getting warmer and drier weather than the south and east. You’ll also get higher temperatures on the coast compared to inland.
The average high in Mauritius during August’s 25ºC, which cools to 16ºC at night so bring a warmer top for the evenings. The sea temperature’s 23ºC, while humidity’s low and there’s 76mm of rain over six days. You can usually count on 11 hours of daylight with seven hours of sunshine each day, so make sure you take plenty of sun cream as UV levels will also be very high. The sun goes down at around 6pm in August.
Things to Do
Try beaches such as Belle Mare, Grand Bay and Le Morne, which all have stunning scenery. Head to Blue Bay in the southeast and explore the marine park which has wonderful wildlife including rare coral and colourful fish. If you can tear yourself away from the beach then visit the beautiful Black River Gorges National Park, browse the bazaar at capital Port Louis, or get incredible 360º views from Mauritius’ third highest mountain, Le Pouce.