Weather in Mauritius in November

Is November a good time to visit Mauritius?

November is the start of summer in Mauritius and holiday makers can expect glorious balmy weather, although rain can still be expected. The weather in November becomes hotter and more humid with each passing week and thunderstorms become heavier and more frequent at the end of the month. Most days start out sunny but thunderstorms are likely in the afternoon, and last for an hour or two. In general, the western side of Mauritius gets less rain. 


Climate in Mauritius in November

Average temperatures in November range from 20 – 30°C (68 - 86°F), and the sea temperature will be a comfortable 25°C (77°F). The average humidity is 77%, which is balmy but not uncomfortable. The central mountainous area of Mauritius will be cooler and less humid that the coast. The temperature in this part of Mauritius in November can range from around 17°C (63°F) at night to 26°C (79°F) during the day.


What’s on in Mauritius in November?

Hindus all over Mauritius celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights, which takes place in either October or November according to the Hindu calendar. At sunset, locals light rows of candles and lamps lining their balconies and walls. They believe that the candle light will lead Diwali (the goddess of wealth) to their doors bringing fortune for the coming year.


What to pack for a holiday in Mauritius in November?

Holidaymakers should pack shorts and beach clothes for the day and trousers and light woollen clothes for the cooler evenings. Some of the smarter hotels may require you to dress up for dining in the evening. Women should cover up with a sarong when walking from the beach back to their hotel. Some people advise packing plastic sandals to protect your fee from the coral and sea urchins.