Mauritius Weather April Averages, Mauritius
What's the Weather Like in Mauritius in April
In Mauritius the warm season usually lasts from December 5th to April 9th with an average daily high temperature above 29°C. April lies within the end of the summer season so you are guaranteed hot weather, however the month is generally characterized by gradually falling daily high temperatures. During this month the average temperature stays around 25°C, whilst average maximum temperatures can reach a sweltering 27°C or decrease to below 22°C only one day in ten.
Over the course of a typical April, the length of day is gradually decreasing. The shortest day of the month is usually April 30th with 11:22 hours of daylight and the longest day of the month is April 1st with 11:53 hours of daylight. On average, the earliest sunrise is at 6:17am on April 1st; the latest sunset is at 6:10om on April 1st. On the other hand the latest sunrise is at 6:25am on April 30th and the earliest sunset is at 5:47pm on April 30th. The amount of sunshine hours are also on the decrease from nine hours in January and February to eight hours in April.
It is rather uncommon to experience a cyclone in April. Over the last century there have only been a couple of occasions where significant storms have affected the island in April. The most recent tropical storm to hit Mauritius in April was Lezissy, which passed through the Indian Ocean from April 4th to April 9th in 1989, but wind levels only reached a peak of 50mph. In the same year tropical cyclone Krissy also hit Mauritius from March 26th until April 1989, where wind speeds reached a peak of 95mph. It is estimated that Krissy destroyed 8-25% crops across the region.
During April the median cloud cover is a partly cloudy 58% and does not vary substantially over the course of the month. On April 15th, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 30% of the time or partly cloudy 31% of the time.
Mauritius receives on average 178mm of rainfall across the month spread across nine days. That's significantly less compared to January, which receives on average 228mm of rainfall throughout the month. Furthermore, the probability that precipitation will be observed varies throughout the month, on average precipitation is most likely around April 2nd where it is 60% likely, while rainfall is least likely around April 30th at 56%. Throughout the month the most common forms of precipitation are moderate rain, light rain and thunderstorms.
Humidity levels at this time of year typically range from a mildly humid 68% to a very humid 96%, rarely dropping below 60% or reaching 100%. The air is usually driest around April 30th, when humidity levels are predicted to drop below 73%, three days out of four.
During April wind speeds are relatively low, ranging from 1 m/s to 6m/s, which is considered as a light to moderate breeze, rarely exceeding 9m/s. At this time of year the wind is most often coming from the east, followed by the southeast.
Hotels for Mauritius in April
La Pirogue is a four-star resort situated in Flic-en-Flac. This stunning, tropical hotel offers guests a wealth of luxurious facilities and activities including the Aura Spa and Hammam, a fitness centre, large outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, kayaking, sailing and windsurfing.
Ocean Beauty Boutique Hotel
The Ocean Beauty Boutique Hotel is situated near Pereybere Beach, Grand Bay Beach and Merville Beach. This boutique hotel offers contemporary furnished rooms which offer king sized beds with orthopedic mattresses and pillows. Each room comes with top of the range Bose speakers playing chill-out music.
If you're looking for a cheaper option Villa Narmada in Grand Bay offers air-conditioned apartments with fully equipped kitchens and even a communal outdoor swimming pool. All apartments are modern in style and offer spacious balconies, living areas and dining rooms.
The Oberoi Mauritius is a stunning five-star hotel located along the sandy beaches of Turtle Bay. This hotel features a swimming pool, spa, wellness centre and fitness centre. The Oberoi is also perfect for families as it offers a kids club, evening entertainment and activities such as snorkeling, windsurfing and scuba diving.
Beaches for April for Mauritius
It's important to remember when in Mauritius that not all the beaches are safe for swimming, so make sure to check beforehand or look out for signs on the day. Furthermore, nudism is not allowed in Mauritius, however all of the beaches in Mauritius are public, this is even relevant for the hotel beaches!
St Felix is located at the very south of the island, situated between the towns of Soulliac and Belle Ombre. This stunning beach offers fine white sand and the sea comes in a variety of colours such as light turquoise or a darker blue. The only downside of this beach is that swimming is not possible due to the strong sea currents and many coral reefs are scattered along the beach.
Mont Choisy Beach
Mont Choisy Beach is one of the most popular public beaches on the island of Mauritius, situated between Pointe aux Cannoniers and Mont Choisy. This beach is almost 3km long and offers a long bay of white sand and turquoise water, lined with casuarina trees. During the week this beach is relatively quiet, however if you come here at the weekend it can get very busy. This beach is also popular for activities such as water skiing, jogging and even aerobics!
Gris Gris Beach
Gris Gris Beach can be found at the south of the island, just a few kilometers away from the village of Souillac. This beach offers tourists and locals stunning panoramic views from the top of its cliffs. There is also a small garden here which is a popular spot for sunbathing.
On the other hand Lu Cuvette Beach boasts a central location, situated close to Grand Bay. This beach is not far from the Royal Palm Hotel, which can be reached from the center of Grand Bay and Pereybere. This is a small and intimate beach, which is perfect if you want to escape from the crowds.
Restaurants and Bars for Mauritius in April
Le Fangourin belongs to the interactive museum L'Aventure du Sucre. This eatery specialises in Mauritian fusion cuisine with a modern twist, for example red snapper curry with coconut milk and traditional garnishes. This is an elegant yet unfussy restaurant, where you can also dine alfresco.
Domaine Anna is another restaurant to look out for in Mauritius. This Chinese restaurant is situated in the middle of sugar fields in the west of the island and is open for lunch an dinner. The vegetables served here are grown on the estate and there is also live music and dancing at the weekends.
Amigo is a friendly restaurant tucked away in Cap Malheureux behind a sugar cane farm. This family run eatery offers delicious, fresh seafood and is renowned across the island for the affectionate messages left by past customers on the walls of the restaurant.
Last but not least, if you're a fan of beer you must head to Lambic, which is set in a refurbished colonial home in the heart of the capital Port Louis. This international eatery offers dozen upon dozens of local and imported beers and boasts a selection of fine Belgian beers.
Things to Do in Mauritius in April
Le Mourne Brabant
Le Morne Brabant is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Mauritius. This stunning natural peninsula is renowned for a single standing basaltic rock, which reaches a staggering 1821 feet above sea level. This area of natural beauty also boasts a number of lagoons to explore and is home to a number of rare plant species including Mandrinette and Trochetia Boutoniana.
Black River Gorges
Furthermore, the Black River Gorges is a national park located in Mauritius, spread across an area of 16,244 hectares. This is definitely the best place on the whole island to find rare bird species and of course flora and fauna. There are also a number of interesting animals roaming the area such as the rusa deer and the Mauritian flying fox.
Belle Mare Plage
If the weather's warm and sunny you may want to go for a few rounds of golf whilst on holiday. Belle Mare Plage offers not one but two championship 18-hole golf courses, designed specifically to host international tournaments for renowned golf professionals. Since December 2009, the Legend and Links courses have hosted a number of acclaimed tournaments such as the MCB Tour Championship.
The Ganga Talao also known as the Grand Bassin is a crater lake located in the district of Savanne, found in the heart of Mauritius. This area is considered to be the most sacred Hindu place in Mauritius and because of this a temple was built close to the lake, dedicated to the Lord Shiva, Hanuman and Lakshmi. During Shivaratri, many pilgrims walk bare feet from their homes to the lake.
Dates for the diary
The Indian Ocean Rowing Race is a significant event in the Mauritius sporting calendar. Held between April and July every year, teams from across the world start in Western Australia and row across the Indian Ocean. In total the route is over 3000 miles long and can take rowers up to 80 days to reach the island, marking the end of this grueling race.
Yugadi/Ugadi marks the beginning of the Telegu New Year. The date of Ugadi changes every year, for example, in 2013 it was celebrated on April 11th, while in 2014 it was celebrated on March 31st. It is mainly Hindus who celebrate this momentous day, by eating a dish with six different ingredients.