brings in the full swing of the summer season. Higher temperatures, increased rainfall, and heightened humidity levels contribute to the warm, tropical climate that the island is known for.
Temperatures continue to rise from November
, maintaining an average around 24.7°C. The warmth of the summer remains manageable due to the soothing southeast trade winds, which also help balance out the high humidity levels. Coastal areas, as a result, experience the peak summer heat, while the central plateau remains relatively cooler due to higher altitudes and enhanced rainfall.
Rainfall in December is higher compared to the preceding months, with the central plateau receiving the bulk of it. However, the increase in precipitation does not overshadow the ample hours of sunshine that the island enjoys, ensuring a warm and sunlit ambiance throughout the day.
Distinct regional variations in the weather continue to persist in December. The leeward side, including Port Louis, experiences comparatively drier and sunnier conditions, while areas of higher altitudes, such as Plaine Champagne, receive consistent rainfall and experience a subtropical climate.
The strength of the southeast trade winds peaks during December, reaching average wind speeds between 20.9km/h to 29km/h. These winds moderate the high temperatures and humidity levels, making the climate more pleasant.
Humidity levels reach their zenith in December due to the increased rainfall and warm temperatures. Despite the higher humidity, the island's climate remains comfortable due to the balance provided by the trade winds and sunshine.
The seawater temperatures in December are ideal for aquatic activities, averaging between 22.2°C and 27.2°C. Thus, December in Mauritius offers a unique blend of tropical summer, heightened by the increased rainfall and temperatures, offering a warm, sunlit, and vibrant experience for both residents and visitors.
- Port Louis - December »
In Port Louis in December, it is raining for 13.5 days, with typically 50mm of accumulated precipitation. Concluding the year in Port Louis, December brings an upsurge in temperatures, further intensifying the summer vibe.
- Curepipe - December »
December has the longest days of the year in Curepipe with an average of 13h and 18min of daylight. Summarizing the weather in December in Curepipe - anticipate warm conditions, higher probability of rain and reduced wind speeds with lower atmospheric pressure.
- Quatre Bornes - December »
December has the longest days of the year in Quatre Bornes with an average of 13h and 18min of daylight. In Quatre Bornes in December, it is raining for 18.3 days, with typically 72mm of accumulated precipitation.
- Mahebourg - December »
In Mahebourg during December, the rain falls for 17.1 days and regularly aggregates up to 59mm of precipitation. With an average of 13h and 18min of daylight, December has the longest days of the year in Mahebourg, Mauritius.
- Saint Pierre - December »
The month with the longest days in Saint Pierre is December, with an average of 13h and 18min of daylight. In Saint Pierre in December, during 13.5 rainfall days, 50mm of precipitation is typically accumulated.
- Le Hochet - December »
With an average of 13h and 18min of daylight, December has the longest days of the year in Le Hochet, Mauritius. In Le Hochet, during December, the rain falls for 13.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 50mm of precipitation.
- Goodlands - December »
The month with the longest days in Goodlands, Mauritius, is December, with an average of 13h and 18min of daylight. December brings with it an increase in rainfall, doubling from 25mm in November to 50mm, signaling the full onset of the wet season in Goodlands, Mauritius.
- Triolet - December »
In Triolet, in December, during 13.5 rainfall days, 50mm of precipitation is typically accumulated. December in Triolet, Mauritius, concludes the year with a solid upping of temperature, coinciding with the peak currently of the summer season.
- Souillac - December »
On the first day of December in Souillac, sunrise is at 05:20 and sunset at 18:37. The month with the longest days in Souillac is December, with an average of 13h and 24min of daylight.
- Tamarin - December »
In Tamarin in December, it is raining for 18.3 days, with typically 72mm of accumulated precipitation. In Tamarin in December, the average water temperature is 26.8°C.
- Plaine Magnien - December »
The month with the longest days in Plaine Magnien is December, with an average of 13h and 18min of daylight. On the last day of December, in Plaine Magnien, Mauritius, sunrise is at 05:31 and sunset at 18:52 +04.