is a month of transition as the island transitions from the moderate temperatures of spring into the warmth of the summer season. A notable rise in temperatures, a further increase in rainfall levels, and strengthening southeast trade winds mark this transition.
When compared to September
, temperatures in October increase notably as the summer heat starts to settle in. However, the warmth remains manageable, and the climate does not become excessively hot, making the conditions suitable for outdoor activities.
Rainfall levels rise slightly compared to September, yet October is the driest month of the year, keeping the overall conditions fairly dry. Despite the increased rainfall, Mauritius enjoys significant sunshine hours, resulting in a generally sunny and warm climate.
Regionally, conditions remain consistent with the pattern observed throughout the year. The leeward side, where the capital, Port Louis, is situated, continues to experience drier conditions, while the windward side, and especially the high-altitude areas such as Plaine Champagne, receive more rainfall.
The southeast trade winds begin to gain strength in October, signalling the impending summer season. Despite this, average wind speeds remain within the range of 20.9km/h to 29km/h, not significantly impacting the pleasant weather conditions.
Humidity levels in October start to rise, signifying the onset of the warmer and more humid summer months. However, the increase is gradual and does not make the conditions uncomfortable or unbearable.
The average seawater temperatures in October stay within a comfortable range from 22.2°C to 27.2°C, which is ideal for swimming and other water activities. Therefore, October in Mauritius, with its warm temperatures, moderate rainfall, and increasing humidity, serves as a welcoming gateway to the summer season.
- Port Louis - October »
With an average of 10.4h of sunshine, October has the most sunshine of the year in Port Louis, Mauritius. In Port Louis in October, the average water temperature is 24°C.
- Curepipe - October »
With the onset of October, Curepipe's average high-temperature clocks in at a still warm 24.8°C, showing a minor fluctuation from the previous month. The month with the most sunshine in Curepipe is October, with an average of 10.2h of sunshine.
- Quatre Bornes - October »
October sees a rise in temperature in Quatre Bornes, with values ranging between 22.2°C and 24.8°C; a significant increase from September. In Quatre Bornes, in October, during 12.2 rainfall days, 23mm of precipitation is typically accumulated.
- Mahebourg - October »
In Mahebourg in October, the average water temperature is 23.9°C. October in Mahebourg, Mauritius brings a further uptick in temperature, sea temperature, and humidity.
- Saint Pierre - October »
In Saint Pierre, in October, during 9.5 rainfall days, 14mm of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Saint Pierre, in October, it is raining for 9.5 days, with typically 14mm of accumulated precipitation.
- Le Hochet - October »
Le Hochet's average high-temperature marks a still warm 25°C with the advent of October, closely mirroring that of the preceding month. The month with the most sunshine in Le Hochet is October, with an average of 10.4h of sunshine.
- Goodlands - October »
In Goodlands in October, it is raining for 9.5 days, with typically 14mm of accumulated precipitation. In Goodlands, in October, during 9.5 rainfall days, 14mm of precipitation is typically accumulated.
- Triolet - October »
In Triolet, in October, during 9.5 rainfall days, 14mm of precipitation is typically accumulated. Triolet's shift into October sets the average high-temperature at a still warm 25°C, a figure that deviates only slightly from September's 23.7°C.
- Souillac - October »
On the first day of October in Souillac sunrise is at 05:51 and sunset at 18:08. In October, the average sea temperature in Souillac is 23.8°C.
- Tamarin - October »
In Tamarin in October, the average water temperature is 24°C. On the first day of October in Tamarin sunrise is at 05:52 and sunset at 18:08.
- Plaine Magnien - October »
In Plaine Magnien in October, during 11.5 rainfall days, 17mm of precipitation is typically accumulated. Plaine Magnien's weather, upon October's arrival, documents an average high-temperature of a still warm 24.5°C, nearly identical to the prior month.