Mauritius Weather August Averages, Mauritius
What's the Weather Like in Mauritius in August
August is a relatively warm month, with daily highs around 24°C throughout the month, exceeding 26°C or dropping below 23°C only one day in ten. August actually lies within the winter season which lasts from May until November, however even though the climate is slightly cooler than the summer, temperatures are still likely to stay in the mid 20's. Furthermore, the coldest day of the year actually falls on August 18th, with an average low of 19°C and a high of 24°C.
Over the course of August, the length of day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is August 1st with 11:12 hours of daylight and the longest day is August 31st with 11:42 hours of daylight. On average, the earliest sunrise is at 6:19am on August 30th and the latest sunset is at 6pm on August 31st. Furthermore, the latest sunrise is at 6:40am on August 1st and the earliest sunset is at 5:52am on August 1st. The amount of sunshine hours also stay around the same in August at eight hours, which is the same as July. The month which receives the highest amount of sunshine hours on average is usually November at 10 hours per day.
On average, the cloudiest day of the year is August 3rd, where the sky is likely to be overcast, mostly cloudy or partly cloudy 73% of the time and only clear 25% of the time. On the other hand, the clearest day of the year in Mauritius is November 24th, where the sky is clear, mostly clear or partly cloudy 66% of the time.
The probability of precipitation varies throughout the month. Rainfall is most likely to occur around August 4th at 60%, while precipitation is least likely around August 31st at 54%. Throughout August, it is predicted that 76mm of rainfall is likely to fall, spread over just six days. This is relatively nothing compared to February, which can see over 228mm of rainfall, spread over 10 days.
During August the relative humidity typically ranges from a mildly humid 62% to a very humid 93%, rarely dropping below 53% or reaching as high as 100%. On average, the air is driest around August 31st, at which time the relative humidity drops below a mildly humid 66% three days out of four. On the other hand, the most humid day of the month is around August 7th, where humidity levels can rise above a very humid 88% three days out of four in Mauritius.
Furthermore, over the course of a typical August in Mauritius, average wind speeds vary from 2 m/s to 7 m/s, which is considered as a light to moderate breeze, rarely exceeding 9 m/s. The highest average wind speed of 5 m/s usually occurs around August 2nd, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 7 m/s. At this time of year in Mauritius, the wind is most often coming from the east, followed by the southeast.
During August, the sea temperature is positively warm at 23°C that's just 3°C cooler compared to December, where sea temperatures levels can reach a comfortable 26°C. This means that Mauritius is superb for water sport activities such as windsurfing and water skiing!
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Hotels for Mauritius in August
The Cocotiers is a two-star hotel situated down the Royal Road in Port Louis. The hotel is located right on the beachfront, surrounded by lush tropical gardens and traditional thatched roofs. The hotel offers a fresh breakfast served everyday at the restaurant, guests can also take full advantage of the games room and snorkeling equipment provided.
Ocean Beach Hotel & Spa
On the other hand, the three-star Ocean Beach Hotel & Spa offers its own private beach in Grand Baie. The hotel offers a number of facilities including an outdoor swimming pool, lined with sun loungers, parasols and palm trees. The hotel even features its very own spa area, offering a range of rejuvenating massages and a hammam.
Athena Villas by Evaco Holiday Resorts
However, if you are looking for somewhere a little more exclusive why not try the four-star Athena Villas by Evaco Holiday Resorts in the center of Grand Baie. They offer a variety of private, self-catering villas with patios overlooking beautiful, modern landscaped gardens. Each villa even comes with its own private pool and a terrace with barbecue facilities.
One & Only Le Saint Geran
Another luxurious option to try is the five-star One & Only Le Saint Geran in Belle Mare. This resort offers a number of rooms overlooking the Indian Ocean and the hotel's private beach. The hotel also offers a number of restaurants with Michelin-starred chefs and a nine-hole Gary Player Golf Course.
Beaches for August for Mauritius
Ile aux Cerfs
Ile aux Cerfs, also known as (Deer Island) is a small island located just off the coast of Mauritius. This island is famous for its spectacular sandy beaches and stunning lagoon. There are also plenty of water sports activities available including snorkelling, as well as restaurants, a golf course and luxurious five-star hotel.
Blue Bay gets its name from the deep blue waters that surround the coast in the southeast of Mauritius. This is a clean public beach which is perfectly suited for sunbathing and swimming. This area of Mauritius is a lot quieter compared to the more populated tourist resorts, so it is relatively quiet here during the week.
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 stretch of white sand and turquoise water. 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, walking and 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.
Restaurants and Bars for Mauritius in August
Le Fangourin belongs to the interactive museum L'Aventure du Sucre. This restaurant specialises in Mauritian fusion cuisine with a modern twist, such as red snapper curry with coconut milk and a number of flavorsome garnishes. This is an elegant yet unfussy restaurant, where you can also dine alfresco.
Domaine Anna is another renowned restaurant to look out for on the island of 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.
Le Lucky Strike
Mauritius offers a number of bars and nightclubs to choose from across the island. For a guaranteed great night out make sure to try Le Lucky Strike in the Super U Shopping Complex in Grand Baie. This leisure complex offers a number of bowling alleys and also a bar which serves anything from cocktails to soft beverages. They also serve a variety of snacks and meals including Panini's and pizzas.
However, 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 for those who want 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.
Things to Do in Mauritius in August
Les Sept Cascades
Les Sept Cascades, is located in the heart of the indigenous forests found in the South West of Mauritius. Literally meaning "seven waterfalls," Les Sept Cascade is a favourite for tourists and locals who love the great outdoors. If you are planning to visit this area of natural beauty make sure to travel in a group or hire a professional guide as the trail leading up to the waterfalls can be quite treacherous.
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden
The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden, otherwise known as the 'Pamplemousses Botanical Garden' is a popular tourist attraction located in Pamplemousses, near Port Louis in Mauritius. This stunning garden is thought to be the oldest botanical garden in the Southern Hemisphere. The French governor of Mauritius initially opened the garden as a private garden almost 300 years ago; later, the garden became the national botanic garden of Mauritius.
Four Seasons Golf Club Mauritius
The Four Seasons Golf Club Mauritius at Anahita is an 18-hole par 72 course set in the grounds of a former sugar plantation. This luxurious course also offers a driving range, putting green, Pro Shop, Le Club Restaurant and complimentary one-hour initiations. It is also possible to rent out a set of clubs or shoes for the day and if you are staying at the resort you will be able to use one of the GPS fitted buggies and a pyramid of Callaway balls on the driving range for free!
The Caudan Waterfront is located next to the capital city of Port Louis. This commercial development is made up of a variety of shops, cinemas, restaurants, banking facilities, casinos, a marina and even a five-star hotel called Le Labourdonnais. The Waterfront offers some of the best shops in the whole of Mauritius, selling anything from beachwear to jewellery and accessories. However, if you would rather sit back and relax make sure to head to the Star Cinema Complex one evening where you can watch the latest releases in either English or French.
Dates for the diary
Kiteival is an annual kite surf festival which takes place around the fringe of Mauritius. This event is staged across five days and attracts some of the best kite surfers in the world. However, the event is open to all abilities, however if you wish to take part it is recommended you feel confident riding among others, up and downwind. This event has no official date set but it usually takes place every year mid-August.
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a religious holiday celebrated every year by Roman Catholics across the world on August 15th. This religious event commemorates the death of Mary and her bodily assumption into heaven.
Last but not least, Ganesha Chaturthi is a Hindu festival celebrated on the birthday of the lord Ganesha and the son of Shiva Parvati. Locals celebrate with folklore dancing and eating traditional dishes such as the modak, which is a dumpling made from rice flour with a stuffing of fresh or dry-grated coconut, jaggery or dry fruits. Maritian families will also display Ganesh idols and wear traditional clothes beforehand and on the day.