Weather in Mauritius in December

Is December a good time to visit Mauritius?

December is one of the most popular times to visit Mauritius and you will almost certainly have excellent weather all month. During December the days will be hot and balmy with one or two short showers each day, which will quickly blow over, and the evenings will remain warm. December is also the start of the Cyclone season, but you will be unlucky if one hits Mauritius while you are on holiday - the last major one to hit Mauritius was Cyclone Dina in January 2002. The coastal areas are generally hotter than the central mountainous part of the Island, and visitors can head for the hills if looking for some cooler weather. In general, the northern and western coasts of Mauritius gets less rain than the east.

Climate in Mauritius in December

Average temperatures in December on the coast range from 21 – 35°C (69 - 95°F), and the sea temperature will be a comfortable 26°C (78°F). The weather will be balmy and not too humid. The average rainfall is 128 mm, which is more than in November, but less than in January and February - but fear not, the rain comes in short sharp thunderstorms and the clouds are quickly burnt off.

Is December a good time to visit Mauritius?

The end of December is probably the most popular time to visit Mauritius and the weather is at its best. Hotels are likely to be fully booked over Christmas and New Year and the prices will reflect this. 


What to pack for a holiday in Mauritius in December

Beach clothes, a sarong and some shorts are all that is required for the day. Some hotels may expect you to dress up a bit in the evening although clothing can remain fairly casual. Take long trousers and insect repellent if you are worried about mosquitoes, but most holiday makers see very few.