Climate and monthly weather forecast

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The climate of Mayotte

Mayotte, an archipelago of islands and islets situated in the Indian Ocean, lies between Madagascar and the coast of Mozambique. The geographical positioning exposes the territory to the tropical climate of the region. Mayotte is classified under the tropical monsoon climate category according to the Köppen climate classification. The climate is characterized by high temperatures throughout the year, with the annual average varying between 23°C to 30°C. Precipitation is significant in Mayotte, ranging from 1020mm to 4000mm annually. The majority of the rainfall happens during the long rainy season extending from November to May, during which the territory also experiences high humidity levels. A short, relatively dry period follows from June to October, providing a respite from the intense rains. The climate of Mayotte »

The best time to visit Mayotte

The best time to visit Mayotte typically falls between June and October. These months constitute the dry season when rainfall significantly drops and the humidity levels are more bearable compared to the rainy season. The temperatures during this period range from 23°C to 28°C, which is quite pleasant and comfortable for outdoor activities and exploration. The weather is generally predictable, with plenty of sunny days providing opportunities for beach activities, hiking, and wildlife viewing. Water visibility also tends to be better during this season, making it an excellent time for snorkeling and diving. The best time to visit Mayotte »

The worst time to visit Mayotte

The least recommended period to visit Mayotte is during the rainy season, from November to May. This period experiences the most intense rainfall with monthly precipitation exceeding 200mm. The rains are typically heavy, sometimes associated with thunderstorms and occasionally cyclones. The high humidity levels during the rainy season can make the already high temperatures feel even more oppressive, which might not be comfortable for some travelers. It is also during this time when the risk of mosquito-borne diseases tends to increase. The worst time to visit Mayotte »

Spring weather in Mayotte

Given Mayotte's position near the equator, the territory does not experience the traditional four seasons. However, for ease of understanding, the months of March, April, and May can be likened to spring in temperate regions. During this period, Mayotte transitions from the drier period into the wetter one. Rainfall starts to increase, and temperatures stay between 23°C to 30°C. This period also sees the last of the dry season's wildlife, making it an excellent time for animal enthusiasts. Spring weather in Mayotte »

Summer weather in Mayotte

The summer months, including June, July, and August, represent the heart of the dry season in Mayotte. During this time, rainfall significantly decreases, and temperatures range from 23°C to 28°C. The weather is mostly sunny and less humid, providing the perfect conditions for outdoor and beach activities. Wildlife sightings might be reduced compared to the previous months, but the clarity of the ocean during this period allows for excellent underwater exploration. Summer weather in Mayotte »

Autumn weather in Mayotte

Autumn in Mayotte, encompassing September, October, and November, marks the transition from the dry season back into the rainy one. Rainfall begins to increase during this period but remains relatively low compared to the wet season's peak. Temperatures during these months continue to range between 23°C to 30°C. The changing season offers unique wildlife opportunities, as certain species start to become more active. Autumn weather in Mayotte »

Winter weather in Mayotte

The winter months of December, January, and February, make up the height of the rainy season in Mayotte. Rainfall peaks during this period, often exceeding 300mm per month, and temperatures range from 24°C to 30°C. Despite the heavy rainfall, the temperatures remain warm. The high precipitation supports a rich variety of flora, and the lush green landscapes during this period are a sight to behold. However, the increased rainfall also means higher humidity levels and potential for cyclones. Winter weather in Mayotte »

Weather in January

January falls in the midst of the rainy season in Mayotte. The territory experiences significant rainfall during this month, with monthly precipitation often reaching around 290mm, making January one of the rainiest months of the year. Weather in January »

Weather in February

As the rainy season in Mayotte persists into February, the island continues to receive substantial rainfall, with monthly precipitation figures often close to 270mm. February stands out as one of the wettest months of the year. Weather in February »

Weather in March

March in Mayotte signals the tail end of the rainy season. However, the island still witnesses considerable rainfall, with monthly precipitation averaging 200mm. While this is a decrease from the peak rainy months, it's still significant and keeps the humidity levels relatively high throughout March. Average temperatures in March stay consistent with the preceding months, ranging between 24°C to 30°C. Weather in March »

Weather in April

April in Mayotte is characterized by further reduction in rainfall, marking a clearer transition towards the dry season. The monthly precipitation typically decreases to 150mm, which, while still substantial, is significantly less than the peak rainy season months. Weather in April »

Weather in May

May represents a more decisive shift towards the dry season in Mayotte. Rainfall continues to decrease, with monthly precipitation dropping to 100mm, a marked decline from the high precipitation levels experienced in the earlier months of the year. Weather in May »

Weather in June

June in Mayotte marks the onset of the dry season in full swing. Rainfall decreases significantly this month, with monthly precipitation figures dropping to an average of 70mm, making June one of the driest months of the year. This significant decrease in rainfall results in much lower humidity levels, providing a break from the damp and muggy conditions experienced during the rainy season. As for temperatures, June experiences a slight dip, but the weather remains pleasantly warm. Weather in June »

Weather in July

July is firmly within the dry season in Mayotte, characterized by low precipitation and warm temperatures. Rainfall in July is minimal, with monthly averages dropping to as low as 50mm, marking it as one of the driest months of the year. Weather in July »

Weather in August

August in Mayotte maintains the trend of the dry season with low precipitation levels and warm temperatures. Monthly rainfall averages around 40mm, making it the driest month of the year in this tropical region. Humidity levels remain relatively low, offering comfortable conditions and a reprieve from the intense humidity of the wet season. In terms of temperature, August remains warm and pleasant, with averages ranging between 22°C and 27°C. Weather in August »

Weather in September

September signals the beginning of the transition from the dry season back to the rainy season in Mayotte. Rainfall starts to increase, with monthly precipitation averaging 60mm. Despite this increase, rainfall is still relatively low compared to the wet season, and humidity levels are manageable, maintaining a comfortable climate. Temperatures in September remain consistently warm, with averages fluctuating between 23°C and 28°C. Weather in September »

Weather in October

October in Mayotte witnesses a more noticeable shift towards the rainy season, with rainfall levels continuing to increase. The monthly precipitation usually reaches around 100mm, marking a clear change from the dry season. Despite this increase, the humidity levels are still generally manageable, although the dampness starts to be more perceptible. Temperatures in October remain on the warmer side, with averages ranging between 24°C and 29°C, reflecting Mayotte's tropical climate. Weather in October »

Weather in November

November in Mayotte is characterized by a further increase in rainfall, signalling a progression into the rainy season. The monthly precipitation typically reaches around 150mm, a significant rise compared to the drier months. Weather in November »

Weather in December

December in Mayotte marks a firm return to the rainy season, characterized by high precipitation levels. Rainfall in this month averages around 200mm, making it one of the wettest months of the year. With the increase in rainfall, humidity levels rise, creating a humid, damp atmosphere that is typical of a tropical monsoon climate. Despite the increased rainfall, temperatures in December remain warm, averaging between 25°C and 30°C. Weather in December »


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