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Mauritius Weather in January, Mauritius


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Mauritius Averages January

  • What is Average Temperature?
    The average high temperature and the average low temperature for that month, on a daily basis, divided by 2 equals the average temperature for that month


  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    High Temperature

  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    Low Temperature

  • What is Average Sea Temperature?
    Average daily sea temperatures and divided by the number of days in the month. Sea Temperatures are taken from buoys, ships and even satellites can calculate sea temperature based on energy that is radiated from the sea's surface

    Sea Temperature

  • What are Average Daily Sunshine Hours?
    Total sunshine hours for the month, divided by the number of days in the month. Sunshine hours are taken with a sunshine recorder, either a Campbell-Stokes recorder or an Eppley Pyreheliometer

    Sunshine Hours

    9 hours
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall Days

    9 days
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years


    228 mm

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What's the Weather Like in Mauritius in January?

January is the hottest month of the year in Mauritius and it's peak season. However, it's also one of the wettest and most humid times of the year.

How Hot Is Mauritius In January?

The average temperature hovers around 26°C. January is characterized by constant daily high temperatures, where it is not uncommon for maximum temperatures to exceed 31°C. While temperatures only fall below 24°C one day in ten, so you are pretty much guaranteed gorgeous hot weather.

How Wet Is Mauritius In January?

There's a good deal of rain in January, with an average of 228mm of rainfall dispersed across an average of nine days.

Moderate and light rain is most likely with the occasional thunderstorm. Rain comes in heavy bursts and disappears fast too, so it's unlikely to pose any kind of interruption to your holiday.

Cyclones In Mauritius

January is sometimes prone to cyclones, however, Mauritius is in the centre of a cyclone only once every five years.

The most severe cyclones to hit Mauritius in January, in recent years was Dairus in 2004, where wind speeds reached 113 km/h and Dina in 2002, where gusts reached 228 km/h.

However, if a cyclone was likely to occur it can usually be tracked beforehand giving you plenty of time to prepare and many hotels in Mauritius are equipped for such occasions.

Sunshine and Sea Temperatures In January

Mauritius has nine hours of sunshine a day and the sea temperature is very warm indeed at about 27°C. This makes January the perfect time of year for swimming and taking part in watersports such as windsurfing and kayaking

How Humid Is Mauritius In January?

Mauritius's relative humidity ranges from a mildly humid 66% to a very humid 96%, rarely dropping below 56% or reaching as high as 100%.

Is January Windy In Mauritius?

Wind speeds vary from light to moderate breezes.


Hotels for Mauritius in January

Mahe Holiday Resort

The Mahe Holiday Resort is a comfortable hotel located down Royal Road in Mahebourg. This place offers a fitness centre and all rooms come with a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, and en suite bathrooms. Many of the rooms enjoy mountain views and the hotel isn't at all far from the beach.

Beachcomber Shandrani

The Beachcomber Shandrani Resort & Spa is a fully inclusive resort located on a private peninsula in Blue Bay. Guests can take full advantage of the facilities on offer including a modern gym, sauna, outdoor swimming pool, kid's club and there are also a wide variety of water sports available at the beach including water skiing, surfing and snorkeling.

Ocean Beach Hotel & Spa

If you're looking for somewhere a little more affordable, why not try the three-star Ocean Beach Hotel & Spa in Grand Bay. This property offers its own private beach area, as well as an outdoor swimming pool, complete with a wooden deck, loungers and parasols. The Ocean Beach also offers a range of rejuvenating massage treatments and hammam.

Klondike Hotel

The Klondike Hotel in Flic-en-Flac boasts a broad range of facilities including an outdoor pool, tropical gardens and a spa. Each room is individually decorated and comes with either a terrace or balcony, with views of the garden or ocean. All rooms are also equipped with a TV, safe and tea-and-coffee-making facilities. 

Beaches for January for Mauritius

Ille des Deux Cocos

Ille des Deux Cocos is a small island lying just five minutes away from the mainland of Mauritius. This tiny island is often described by visitors as "Heaven on Earth" due to its dreamlike setting, clear turquoise waters and unspoilt natural landscape.

This beautiful island is definitely worth visiting while staying in Mauritius, and you'll probably see a wedding taking place, as it is a very popular location for wedding celebrations and honeymoons.

Grand Baie

Furthermore, Pereybere is located on the coastal road between Grand Baie and Cap Malheureux. This stunning, tropical beach offers clear, turquoise waters and fine, golden sand. This beach is very popular among young families as it is within close proximity to two of the main tourist areas.

Mont Choisy

Mont Choisy is located on the northern coastline of Mauritius and is renowned as one of the best beaches on the island. Like most beaches in Mauritius, this place boasts fine, clean sand, complete with warm turquoise waters, which make it an ideal spot for swimming.


On the other hand, if you want somewhere which is great for water sports, head to Tamarin, which is the surfing centre of Mauritius. This place is slightly quieter compared to the neighbouring resort of Flic-en-Flac. This beach also offers stunning views across the river estuary to Montage du Rempart.

Ile Plate Beach

Last but not least, Ile Plate Beach is one of the most stunning beaches in Mauritius. This place is superb for swimming and snorkeling, as the water here is crystal clear.

Restaurants and Bars for Mauritius in January

Coolen Chez Ram Restaurant

Coolen Chez Ram Restaurant is an Indian eatery located in Grand Baie, which is recommended by locals and tourists for its traditional and flavoursome Mauritian seafood dishes, in particular the lobster and red snapper. The service here is known to be excellent.

Chamarel Restaurant

Furthermore, the Chamarel Restaurant offers one of the best views on the island of Mauritius, as it is perched up high in Chamarel, offering panoramic views over the south west coast, near the seven coloured earths. This restaurant serves typical Mauritian dishes such as delicious octopus curry with green papaya and coconut chutney.

Chez Tino

Chez Tino is a delicious little restaurant, well known for its traditional Mauritian seafood dishes, such as grilled fresh fish and calamari. This restaurant can be found near to the Trou d'Eau public beach, and make sure to get a table upstairs for spectacular views of the bay.

Happy Rajah

Many locals recommened Happy Rajah, an Indian-Mauritian eatery located in Quatre-Bornes. This place is renowned for its delicious vindaloo and friendly service.

Lakaz Cascavelle

Tourists and locals alike enjoy the Lakaz Cascavelle as an evening hangout. Located between the beach and sugar cane fields of Flic en Flac, this stylish bar exudes a welcoming atmosphere and serves up a tasty selection of tapas which combine the best of Mauritian and European cooking. There's live music playing throughout the week, and the club also boasts a lounge space for those who want to relax at the end of their day. 

Things to Do in Mauritius in January

Champ de Mars

The Champ de Mars is one of the oldest horse racecourses in the world, which saw its first race on June 25th in 1812 in Port Louis. This is the perfect day out for the whole family, if you want to experience the true and authentic Mauritius.

Crown Lodge

Furthermore, The Crown Lodge offers a fully dedicated team, who will do their utmost to make sure you have a fantastic day.

All you have to do is sit back and watch the race, whilst waiters bring you a variety of drinks and canapés. This place has also been voted as one of the top attractions to see in Mauritius on Trip Advisor.

Coin de Mire

For spectacular scenery head to northern Mauritius to the dramatic headland of Coin de Mire and 'Cape Misfortune' (named for the number of ships that foundered on the local rocks). This place is also of significant historical importance for Mauritius; as it was here where the British invasion force defeated the French in 1810.

Cap Malheureux

Furthermore, a small distance from the cape is the fishing village, known as Cap Malheureux, where you will also find the famous church called Notre Dame Auxiliatrice.

L'Aventure du Sucre 

If it's a rainy day or you want to escape from the heat, why not visit L'Aventure du Sucre; the only museum in the whole of Mauritius which is dedicated to the history of sugar in the island. Here you will find out about the roots of Mauritian people, going back 500 years, and the history of the island itself and its varied cultures.

Les Sept Cascades

Les Sept Cascades is a set of seven waterfalls located in the south west of Mauritius in the Riviere Noire. This place is a favourite for local hikers and tourists who want to explore some of Mauritius' natural scenery.

Dates for the diary

It is estimated that 3% of Mauritians are of Chinese origin. Chinese New Year is usually celebrated across the island, as part of the celebrations firecrackers are set off to drive away any evil spirits. Families will also get together to celebrate the New Year with plenty of delicious food.

Other celebrations including parades with figures of dancing dragons, lions and a fireworks show. Usually, the main celebrations are held in Port Louis in China Town. The actual date of the Chinese New Year is determined according to the Chinese calendar.

The Cavadee Festival is celebrated at the end of January and the beginning of February in Mauritius. This religious festival is celebrated by Indians of Tamil origin and is one of the most impressive festivals to take place on the island.

This is often a period of fasting, where devotees will also have their cheeks, tongues and chests pierced before going to their temple with offerings on their backs. 

They may bring along the Cavadee, an arc of wood or metal, to symbolize the sacred mountains.The Cavadee is subsequently laid out and covered with flowers at the statue of a divinity. Other parts of the festival include fire-walking and sword-climbing rituals.