Mauritius island is an all year round holiday resort as it is saved from extreme temperatures of its two seasons, summer and winter. Summer stays from November to April while winter is experienced from May to October. The summer temperatures vary from 20°C to 28°C on the central plateau and 25°C to 33° C on the coastline. During winter the average temperature in the central plateau is 19°C while the coast is about 5°C warmer.
The coolest months are July, August and September, but even during these periods the sea water is enjoyable with a temperature not below 20°C. The rainy months are between January and April but rainfall is usually higher on the central plateau, especially at Curepipe. This period is also characterized by the visit of cyclones. Many times cyclones miss the island to end up in Madagascar, while several times Mauritius has experienced devastating cyclones.
However, cyclones are not an annual event. For example the summer of 2008 has not been concerned with cyclones. Hotels around the island have solid structures to resist cyclones and have provisions to offer a range of indoor activities and entertainment in case of cyclones. A cyclone normally affects the country for a maximum of three days.
See the current weather in Mauritius below.