ushers in the heart of the autumn season in Mauritius
, solidifying the transition from the hot, wet summer. Temperatures continue their gradual decline from the highs of the summer months, offering more comfortable and moderate weather.
Compared to April
, the temperature drop in May is noticeable. However, the decrease in temperature is still not drastic, allowing for pleasantly warm days. The drop in temperature also signals the approach of the winter season, which officially begins in June
Rainfall further decreases in May, marking a significant reduction compared to the heavy downpours experienced in the first quarter of the year. Despite the reduced rainfall, Mauritius continues to enjoy ample sunshine hours. This combination of moderate temperatures, reduced rainfall, and generous sunshine makes May a very attractive month in terms of weather.
In terms of regional differences, Port Louis continues to experience relatively dry conditions due to its location on the leeward side of the island. Meanwhile, high-altitude areas like Plaine Champagne, despite the reduction in rainfall island-wide, still receive more precipitation compared to other regions.
The trade winds blowing from the southeast start to weaken in May, leading to a more serene atmosphere. Average wind speeds remain steady, ranging between 20.9km/h and 29km/h.
A drop in humidity levels in May brings about a significant improvement in comfort levels. The decrease in humidity, combined with the decline in temperature, results in an overall more comfortable climate.
As for seawater temperatures, they remain enjoyable for swimming and other water activities, averaging between 22.2°C and 27.2°C. May's moderate temperatures, comfortable humidity levels, and reduced rainfall make it an excellent month for enjoying outdoor and water activities.
- Port Louis - May »
May through November, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the lowest UV index in Port Louis, Mauritius. May through November, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the lowest UV index in Port Louis, Mauritius.
- Curepipe - May »
In Curepipe during May, the rain falls for 16.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 29mm of precipitation. On the first day of May in Curepipe sunrise is at 06:26 and sunset at 17:47.
- Quatre Bornes - May »
The months with the lowest UV index in Quatre Bornes are April through November, with an average maximum UV index of 6. On the last day of May, in Quatre Bornes, Mauritius, sunrise is at 06:37 and sunset at 17:37 +04.
- Mahebourg - May »
The introduction of May in Mahebourg notes a subtle temperature variation to a still warm 25.8°C from April's 27.1°C. On the first day of May in Mahebourg sunrise is at 06:25 and sunset at 17:47.
- Saint Pierre - May »
On the last day of the month, in Saint Pierre, sunrise is at 06:37 and sunset at 17:37 +04. May through November, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the lowest UV index in Saint Pierre, Mauritius.
- Le Hochet - May »
In Le Hochet, in May, it is raining for 13.8 days, with typically 21mm of accumulated precipitation. In Le Hochet, in May, it is raining for 13.8 days, with typically 21mm of accumulated precipitation.
- Goodlands - May »
May ushers in a drier spell in Goodlands with the humidity dropping to 75% and the rainfall amount nearly halving from 41mm in April to 21mm. In Goodlands, during May, the rain falls for 13.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 21mm of precipitation.
- Triolet - May »
On the last day of the month, in Triolet, sunrise is at 06:37 and sunset at 17:37 +04. In Triolet, in May, during 13.8 rainfall days, 21mm of precipitation is typically accumulated.
- Souillac - May »
For swimming, diving, and similar activities, the water temperatures between 25°C and 29°C are considered delightful, allowing for extended periods of enjoyment without discomfort. In Souillac, in May, the average water temperature is 26.6°C.
- Tamarin - May »
In Tamarin, Mauritius, in May, the average water temperature is 26.8°C. In Tamarin in May, it is raining for 16.5 days, with typically 29mm of accumulated precipitation.
- Plaine Magnien - May »
In Plaine Magnien in May, during 15.3 rainfall days, 28mm of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Plaine Magnien, Mauritius, there are 200.8 rainfall days, and 550mm of precipitation is accumulated.