Mauritius Weather September Averages, Mauritius
What's the Weather Like in Mauritius in September
The month of September is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs reaching a positively warm 24°C throughout the month and exceeding 27°C or dropping below 23°C only one day in ten. Furthermore, the cold season in Mauritius usually lasts from June 15th until September 21st, with an average daily high temperature below 25°C.
Over the course of September, the length of day is gradually increasing. On average, the shortest day of the month is September 1st with 11:43 hours of daylight and the longest day is September 30th with 12:16 hours of daylight. The earliest sunrise is at 5:52am on September 30th and the latest sunset is at 6:08pm on September 30th, while the latest sunrise is at 6:18am on September 1st and the earliest sunset is at 6:01pm on September 1st. However, the amount of sunshine hours are essentially constant at eight hours per day, which is the same as August and July.
During September, the median cloud cover is a partly cloudy 63% and does not vary substantially over the course of the month. On September 15th, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 28% of the time and only partly cloudy 30% of the time.
Furthermore, the probability that precipitation will be observed in September varies throughout the month. Precipitation is least likely around September 3rd at 54% likely, while precipitation is least likely around September 30th at 40% likely. However, the amount of rainfall is extremely low compared to other months in Mauritius at only 50mm of rainfall, spread across just four days. February is one of the wettest months of the year as it lies within the cyclone season. On average, February can see up to 228mm of rainfall, spread across 10 days!
During September the typical humidity ranges from a mildly humid 60% to a very humid 93%, rarely dropping below 51% or reaching as high as 100%. The air is usually driest around September 29th, at which time the relative humidity drops below a mildly humid 65% three days out of four. On the other hand, the air is most humid around September 14th, where humidity levels can rise above a very humid 88% three days out of four.
Over the course of September average wind speeds vary from 1 m/s to 7 m/s, which is considered as a light to moderate breeze, rarely exceeding 9 m/s. The highest average wind speed of 4 m/s usually occurs around September 1st, 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.
The sea temperature during September is essentially constant staying around a positively warm 23°C, which is a perfect climate for water sports such as kayaking, water skiing and windsurfing. On the other hand, the sea is usually warmest around January and February where the temperature can reach a delicious 28°C!
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Hotels for Mauritius in September
Le Surcouf Hotel & Spa
Le Surcouf Hotel & Spa is a three-star complex situated along the white sandy beach of Trou d'Eau Douce. The hotel itself is set in a tropical garden, which features a swimming pool, spa and Creole-inspired architecture. Guests can enjoy a mix of European and Mauritian cuisine at the on site restaurant too. Also, as the hotel is right on the beach they offer a number of water sports such as scuba diving and snorkelling.
Four Seasons Resort Mauritius
On the other hand, if you are looking for an exclusive resort for a honeymoon or wedding you must stay at the Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita. This exclusive five-star hotel is also located next to the beach of Trou d'Eau Douce and offers a wealth of facilities and activities including a wellness centre, golf course, outdoor swimming pools, yoga and snorkelling. Guests can even book their own private villa, complete with its very own garden and private swimming pool.
However, if you are looking for a more affordable option you could try the Eden Villa, situated at Belle Mare and located just a three-minute walk away from the local beach. This hotel offers cozy and bright rooms, which are all equipped with air conditioning and a minibar.
Furthermore, the five-star Long Beach hotel is also located in Belle Mare. This stunning residence is renowned for its use of contemporary architecture, incorporating stylish, modern and spacious rooms overlooking the Indian Ocean. All rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, a desk and a private bathroom with a shower, bath and free toiletries.
Beaches for September for Mauritius
St Felix is considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the south of Mauritius. St Felix actually consists of two small separate beaches, that are made up of fine white sand, boasting light turquoise waters throughout the year. The only problem with this beach is that swimming and bathing is not possible due to the strong sea currents and many coral reefs lying underneath the water.
Flic en Flac
Flic en Flac is located in the district of Black River on the western coast of Mauritius, found just 15km south of Port Louis. This 8km long beach is superb for a number of activities including walking, water sports, sun bathing and swimming. The beach is also very popular for afternoon picnics as there are many shaded areas scattered along the beach provided by the enormous palm trees.
Ille des Deux Cocos
Ille des Deux Cocos is a small island situated just five minutes away from the mainland of Mauritius. This tiny island is often described by visitors as "heaven on earth" due to its tranquil setting, clear turquoise waters and natural landscape. This beautiful island is also a very popular spot for weddings and honeymoons.
Roche Noires, located north of Belle Mare Plage along the East Coast of Mauritius is one of the most photographed beaches on the island due to the black volcanic rocks that line part of the water's edge. Roche Noire is also a superb spot for safe swimming and sailing during the winter.
Restaurants and Bars for Mauritius in September
For a historic setting why not head to Maison Eureka, 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.
However, if you're a fan of Chinese cuisine you must try the highly recommended Dragon Vert, located in Quatre-Bornes, found in the centre of the island. This place serves up typical Chinese snacks throughout the day.
Another sports bar worth a try is the popular Big Willy's situated in La Barachois, Tamarin Bay. This place offers a drinks and food menu, as well as showing all the major sporting events on three wide screen TVs.
Things to Do in Mauritius in September
Grand Bassin, also known as Ganga Talao, is a crater lake situated in a secluded mountain area in the district of Savanne. Over the past couple of hundred years the lake has become a sacred place of pilgrimage for Hindus in Mauritius. At the Grand Bassin there is also a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and other Gods including Hanuman and Lakshmi.
Jummah Masjid Mosque
Another significant place of worship in Mauritius is the Jummah Masjid mosque, located in the capital of Port Louis. Located down Royal Road, the mosque is often described by many on the island as one of the most beautiful religious buildings in the country. Throughout the year many significant Islamic personalities and scholars visit the mosque. During the month of Ramadan there are also many Eid Prayers and spiritual programs taking place throughout the religious event.
Mare aux Vacoas
Mauritius offers a significant amount of natural attractions. Mare aux Vacoas is definitely worth a visit while staying on the island. This place is the largest reservoir in the country, located in Plaines Wilhelms, in the southwest of the Island. The reservoir has the capacity to hold up to 25.89Mm3 of water, which is provided to the upper Plaines Wilhems and to Moka.
The Forbach Stables
The Forbach Stables is situated in the north of Mauritius in the region of Rivere du Rempart, located just a 15-minute drive away from Grand Baie and just 30 minutes away from Port Louis. This is a family run, stables which offers both horse riding lessons and trail rides to all abilities. One of the most popular tours is the beach ride, where you will have the chance to canter along some of the most breathtaking beaches in Mauritius.
Dates for the diary
Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated by Hindus across the globe on the fourth day of the lunar month in August and September. This popular festival commemorates the birth of the Hindu God Ganesh. Usually small replicas of the God, which is distinctively recognizable due to its elephant head, are taken to places of worship, beaches and river banks, including the Grand Bassin, so they can be immersed before sunset.
Father Laval Day (Jacques Desiree Laval) is celebrated every year on September 9th. This special event marks the birthday of the Blessed Father Jacques Desire Laval and is celebrated by Mauritians of all ethnic and religious backgrounds. Mauritians usually will visit the tomb of Father Laval in Sainte Croix, Port Louis to mark their respects. If you do not know much about Jacques Desire, he was a French Missionary born in 1803, who was believed to have had miraculous healing powers. He also became the protector of the slaves' community and has become the symbol of compassion and love throughout the island.