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Mauritius Geography, Climate, and Weather

The island of Mauritius, located in the Indian Ocean approximately 855 kms off the east coast of Madagascar, Africa being the nearest continent, with Mombasa some 1800 kms away. The country includes Rodrigues, Agalega and Cargados Carajos (St Brandon) islands. A volcanic island about 10 million years old, it is only 1865 square kilometres in area.

Despite being a small island, Mauritius' climate and landscape vary widely from region to region. It's hot and humid tropical climate is present in most areas for most of the year. The average temperature is 23C (73F). Summer lasts from December to April when there are occasional heavy tropical rains. It is also the cyclone season with the risk of storms highest between January and April. Winter, from May to November, is balmy and warm in coastal regions not exposed to the south-east trade winds. In the windswept regions and central highlands the winter months are cooler with light rain. The east coast can be quite cool in winter due to strong winds.


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