Mauritius Weather July Averages, Mauritius
What's the Weather Like in Mauritius in July
During July the average temperature stays around 21°C. The month is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 23°C to 24°C throughout the month. Occasionally temperatures can exceed 26°C or drop below 21°C only one day in ten.
July officially lies within the cold season, which lasts from June 15th until September 21st. However, it's nothing really to worry about, as the winters here are nothing like what you would experience in most of Europe. The summer season in Mauritius officially lasts from November to May, where daily averages can reach a sweltering 28°C, however during the summer season it is a lot more likely to rain.
Just like the previous three months, July enjoys an average of eight hours of sunshine each day. Over the course of the month the amount of sunshine and daylight hours are essentially constant. The shortest day of the month usually falls on July 5th with 10:55 hours of daylight and the longest day of the month is July 31st with 11:12 hours of daylight. On average the earliest sunrise in June is at 6:40am on July 31st, while the latest sunset is at 5:52pm on July 31st. Furthermore, the latest sunrise is at 6:46am on July 5th and the earliest sunset is at 5:41pm on July 1st.
The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 60% in July. Throughout the month the most common forms of precipitation are moderate rain and light rain. On average July sees only 76mm of rainfall, spread across six days, compared to February which sees on average 228mm of rainfall spread across 10 days.
During July the median cloud cover ranges from a partly cloudy 62% to 68%. At this time of year the trend is for the sky to be becoming cloudier with the median cloud cover increasing by 6% from the start to the end of the month.
Furthermore, the relative humidity typically ranges from a mildly humid 62% to a very humid 94% over the course of a typical July, rarely dropping below a mildly humid 52% or reaching as high as 100%! The air is usually driest around July 1st at which time the relative humidity levels drop below 67% three days out of four. On the other hand the air is most humid around July 12th, rising above a very humid 90% three days out of four.
Throughout July the typical wind speeds vary from 1 m/s to 7 m/s, which is considered as a light to moderate breeze, rarely exceeding 10 m/s. The highest average wind speed of 5 m/s usually occurs around July 29th, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 7 m/s. At this time of year the wind is most often coming from the east, followed by the southeast.
Even though July is in winter the sea temperature is still very warm at this of year at 24°C that's only 3°C cooler compared to January where the sea temperature can reach 27°C! However, even though the sea temperature is still high it is actually slightly decreasing as in May and June the sea temperature usually stays around 25°C and 26°C. Furthermore, as Mauritius boasts a great sea temperature all year round, it means the island is great for water sports such as windsurfing, scuba diving and kayaking.
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Hotels for Mauritius in July
Silver Beach Hotel
The Silver Beach Hotel is situated on the eastern coast of Mauritius, close to Trou D'eau Douce and is just 50 minutes away from the capital city of Port Louis and the airport. This is a relaxing and comfortable hotel that offers a quiet and secluded environment and is right next to the beachfront. Other facilities at the Silver Beach Hotel include a restaurant with a poolside bar and an outdoor swimming pool.
Centara Grand Azuri Resort & Spa
The five-star Centara Grand Azuri Resort & Spa is located directly on the beach of Riviere du Rempart. This luxurious resort offers two outdoor swimming pools, a spa and a supervised kid's club. Guests can also enjoy a wide selection of dining options including two restaurants serving traditional Mauritius cuisine, as well as international dishes.
La Palmiste Resort & Spa
Another option you could try is the three-star La Palmiste Resort & Spa in Trou aux Biches. This tropical resort offers an exotic garden and is just 150m away from the local beach. This hotel offers a number of facilities including an outdoor swimming pool, spa facilities, a restaurant, volleyball, table tennis and free Wi-Fi.
Veranda Palmar Beach
If you want a hotel right next to the beach you may be interested in Veranda Palmar Beach. This hotel beach offers a wealth of water sport activities including catamaran cruises, water skiing, scuba diving, kayaking, windsurfing and even a glass-bottom boat tour. Guests can also take full advantage of the number of facilities available on site including a gym, pool table, library, outdoor swimming pool, spa, hairdressers and restaurants.
Beaches for July for Mauritius
Belle Mare Beach
Belle Mare Beach is one of the most popular beaches in the whole of Mauritius. This long, white sandy beach is situated on the east coast offers a variety of water sports in the lagoon such as windsurfing, sailing, diving and snorkeling. There are also a number of hotels along this beach such as the One & Only Le St Geran and Veranda Palmar Beach Hotel.
Another popular beach is Grand Baie, this beach offers a variety of attractions including water sports such as water skiing and windsurfing and also features a number of night clubs, bars and restaurants. Hotels close to this beach include Le Mauricia and Le Canonnier.
Mont Choisy Beach
On the other hand, Mont Choisy Beach is 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.
Restaurants and Bars for Mauritius in July
Maison Eureka is located inside an old plantation owner's mansion in a beautiful part of Moka. Each day there is a different menu served that features delicious authentic Mauritian cuisine such as chicken curry with peanut rougaille.
La Villa Garden Restaurant
On the other hand, La Villa Garden Restaurant in Grand Baie offers a unique dining experience, surrounded by flourishing greenery and interesting works of art. This eatery offers delicious French cuisine, created by Michelin star Chef Gerald Garcia and Chef Jean Michel Sampe.
Banana Beach Club
However, if you're looking for a lively night out why not head to the renowned Banana Beach Club, also in Grand Baie. This nightclub and bar is a great place to sample a local Phoenix or Blue Marlin Beer while listening to local live music.
Things to Do in Mauritius in July
Island Wings Mauritius
Aviation enthusiasts will adore Island Wings Mauritius. Discover Mauritius like never before from a birds eye view. Island Wings offers a number of tours in a microlight aircraft, flown by professional pilots with over 2000 hours of flight experience. One of the tours includes the Kestrel one-hour tour. Takeoff from Mon Loisir Estate towards Belle Mare and fly over the lagoons of Poste Layafette and Roche Noires to the island of Ile d'Ambre, passing over the sugarcane fields of Labourdonnais and Piton.
Seven Coloured Earths
The Seven Coloured Earths, also known as Terres des Sept Couleurs in French are a set of multi-coloured sand dunes, compromising of seven distinct colours. The sands were formed from the decomposition of volcanic rock into clay. The different shades of colour are thought to be down to molten volcanic rock cooling down at different temperatures. This natural attraction is one of Mauritius' main tourist sights and is a popular spot for taking pictures. As Mauritius used to be a volcanic island, the Seven Coloured Earths offers a great experience where you can get to know more about Mauritius' volcanic past.
Natural History Museum
Not only is Mauritius famous for its stunning white beaches, delicious cuisine and natural landscape it was also the home of the now extinct flightless bird that is known as the Dodo. The Natural History Museum in Port Louis is one of the only museums in the world to display a real skeleton of the Dodo. This museum also features a collection of more than 50,000 books and provides information on other native animals such as the giant tortoise. Entry to this museum is also free so it is definitely worth a visit if it's a rainy day or you are stuck for something to do.
Le Morne is a rugged mountain located in the southwest of Mauritius, next to the Indian Ocean. Apart from being a spectacular natural spectacle, the mountain was also used as a hideaway and shelter by runaway slaves throughout the 18th century and the early years of the 19th century. The mountain is practically inaccessible by the cliffs, making it perfect as a hideaway spot for the slaves, who formed small settlements into the caves and even on the summit of Le Morne. Today the sight is hailed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Dates for the diary
July is a relatively quiet month in terms of events. The Barbe Cup is a popular horse racing event which takes place every year at the Champ de Mars Racecourse in Port Louis. The racecourse and the Mauritius Turf Club is the oldest horse-racing club in the Southern Hemisphere and the second oldest in the world! This is a perfect day out for any horse racing enthusiast!