Averages for Mauritius in November
What's the Weather Like in Mauritius in November?
November is the start of the summer season, therefore the month experiences a gradual rise in daily high temperatures, with daily highs around a sweltering 28°C. During November the average temperature usually stays around 24°C, only dropping b...
What's the Weather Like in Mauritius in November?
November is the start of the summer season, therefore the month experiences a gradual rise in daily high temperatures, with daily highs around a sweltering 28°C. During November the average temperature usually stays around 24°C, only dropping below 21°C one day in ten.
Average Sunshine Hours
Over the course of a typical November, the length of day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month usually falls on November 1st with 12:52 hours of daylight while the longest day of the month is November 30th with 13:16 hours of daylight.
The month of November also experiences a sharp rise in the number of sunshine hours from eight hours per day in October to 10 hours per day in November.
November also experiences the clearest day of the year on November 24th, where the sky is clear, mostly clear or partly cloudy 66% of the time and only overcast or mostly cloudy 32% of the month.
On average, the median cloud cover is a partly cloudy 55% and does not vary substantially over the course of the month.
November is a relatively dry month compared to the rest of the year in Mauritius. The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 39%, with very little variation over the course of the month.
On average November only experiences 50mm of rainfall, spread over just four days – that's a significant decrease compared to February which sits in the middle of the cyclone season and can experience up to 228mm of rainfall, spread across 10 days!
Furthermore, during November the humidity typically ranges from a mildly humid 60% to a very humid 93%, rarely dropping below 52% or reaching as high as 100%. The air is driest around November 11th, when the relative humidity drops below a mildly humid 64% three days out of four.
On the other hand the air is most humid around November 10th, where humidity levels can rise above a very humid 88% three days out of four. November is actually one of the least humid months of the year, so if you're not a fan of humidity this month could be ideal for you, if you're planning to visit the beautiful island of Mauritius.
Over the course of November wind speeds are also typically low, varying from 1 m/s to 6 m/s, which is considered as a light to moderate breeze, rarely exceeding 8 m/s.
The highest average wind speed of 4 m/s usually occurs around November 1st, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 6 m/s. At this time of year the wind is most often coming from the east, followed by the south east.
Average Sea Temperature
The sea temperature at this time of year is relatively high at 25°C, making it warm enough for water sports such as windsurfing and waterskiing. February is actually the month which experiences the highest sea temperature levels at 28°C.
Mauritius Hotels in November
The fabulous four-star Ambre is located along the white sand Palmar Beach in Belle Mare. This exotic hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, spa, sauna, hot tub and a wealth of water sport activities including kayaking and surfing. Guests can also enjoy delicious Mauritian and international cuisine at the on site restaurant.
Another option in Belle Mare is the three-star Veranda Palmar Beach Hotel. This breathtaking hotel is surrounded by sandy beaches and flourishing casuarina trees. The hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool, restaurant, two bars and a garden.
If you're thinking of booking a holiday to Mauritius for a honeymoon you should definitely think about the fully inclusive Beachcomber Shandrani Resort & Spa located on a private peninsula in Blue Bay. Guests can enjoy a number of facilities such as five restaurants, outdoor swimming pools, a modern gym, sauna, water skiing, surfing, snorkeling, tennis and glass bottom boat tours.
Mauritius Beach for November
Cap Malheureux Beach is located next to a small, quaint fishing village in the north of the island. The beach is partly rocky, but it is a popular spot for snorkeling due to its crystal clear waters and shipwrecks that lie beneath the water. There are also a number of hotels within close proximity to this beach such as Veranda Paul & Virginie.
Without a doubt, Grand Baie is one of the most popular beaches on the island due to its wealth of attractions and facilities including water sports such as water skiing, sailing and windsurfing, as well as a number of restaurants, bars, nightclubs, markets and shops.
On the other hand, Ile aux Cerfs Beach is located just a 30-minute boat trip away from Pointe Maurice in Mauritius. This small island is made up of stunning white sand beaches and crystal clear turqoiuse water. There are a number of facilities on this island including Le Touessrok Golf Course and several restaurants.
Furthermore, Tamarin Bay is a popular beach for local surfers as this is one of the best surfing spots on the island, due to its guaranteed large waves all year round. This beach is located on the west coast of the island, just at the mouth of the Tamarin River.
Bars and Restaurants
La Table du Chateau is one of Mauritius' best fine dining restaurants, located in the ground of the restored Chateau Labourdonnais in Mapou. This eatery offers delicious dishes, complimented by stunning views. One of the most popular dishes on the menu is the tandoori prawns with minted cucumber and yoghurt.
However, if you are looking for a cheap place to eat you may to try out Ah-Youn for lunch or dinner. This place is always packed, as it is well known across the island for serving cheap noodle dishes and meatballs.
If you're looking for a romantic and intimate evening why not try the Piano Bar at Le Cardinal in Troux aux Biches. This exclusive bar is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious cocktail in a sophisticated and relaxed atmosphere.
Open three days a week on a Monday, Friday and Saturday, this is the ideal setting for those who are on a honeymoon.
Another option to try out one night is the unique Shores Bar. This warm and tropical lounge bar offers an extensive drinks menu that includes a variety of creative topical cocktails made with delicious, local rum and fresh fruit.
Things to do in Mauritius in November
November is the last month before July where Humpback Whales can be spotted off the West coast of Mauritius. There are a number of tour companies in Mauritius offering boat tours, which will take you out into the Indian Ocean where you will be likely to see a variety of whale species including the Sperm Whale, the rare Humpback Whale and even Bottlenose dolphins. This is the perfect day out for animal lovers.
Adrenaline junkies will love the Mauritius Leisure Village Water Park, located on the east coast of the island. November is one of the best months of the year to enjoy this activity as the climate is positively hot and rainfall is very low. The Water Park features a number of giant water slides, swimming pools and even a large Jacuzzi.
Mauritius is an island of volcanic origin, which explains the island's unusual natural landscape. While staying in Mauritius it is highly recommended to visit Trou aux Cerfs, which is a dormant volcano. Today, all that remains is a well-defined cone and crater which can be found 605m above Curepipe. The actual crater is humungous, at 240m in diameter and 80m deep.
On a beautiful warm day you should definitely head over to the Black River Gorges National Park. The Black River Peak viewpoint offers one of the most breathtaking views on the island.
To get to the viewpoint it takes approximately two-hours, however, it is a relatively easy walk that starts from the Petrin Information Centre. Along the way you are guaranteed to come across a wealth of flourishing flora and fauna too.
Dates for the diary
Every year Mauritians commemorate the anniversary marking the arrival of the Indian indentured laborers to Mauritius on November 2nd in 1834. Under colonial rule during the time, India's population provided the British Empire with a constant ready course of cheap and mobile laborers.
The demand for Indian indentured laborers increased dramatically in the country after the abolition of slavery. Today the date is commemorated through a national public holiday.
Furthermore, Festival International Kreol is held usually held every year from November 27th until December 1st. This lively event celebrates creole culture on the island and usually features dancing, music concerts and literary readings.
Eid al-Fitr is usually celebrated sometime between November and December. This is a day of celebration amongst the Muslim community, marking the end of the religious Ramadan.