Average Weather in Midlands Mauritius
In Midlands, the wet season is warm, oppressive, and partly cloudy; the dry season is comfortable, humid, and mostly clear; and it is windy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 61°F to 80°F and is rarely below 57°F or above 83°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Midlands for warm-weather activities is from late April to late November.
The warm season lasts for 4.1 months, from December 3 to April 6, with an average daily high temperature above 78°F. The hottest day of the year is January 30, with an average high of 80°F and low of 71°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.2 months, from June 13 to September 20, with an average daily high temperature below 72°F. The coldest day of the year is August 26, with an average low of 61°F and high of 71°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature
In Midlands, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Midlands begins around April 22 and lasts for 7.2 months, ending around November 27. On September 10, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 90% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 10% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around November 27 and lasts for 4.8 months, ending around April 22. On February 4, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 60% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 40% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Midlands varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.0 months, from December 25 to April 26, with a greater than 19% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 33% on February 10.
The drier season lasts 8.0 months, from April 26 to December 25. The smallest chance of a wet day is 4% on July 15.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 33% on February 10.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Midlands experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 6.6 months, from November 9 to May 28, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around February 18, with an average total accumulation of 4.5 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 5.4 months, from May 28 to November 9. The least rain falls around July 1, with an average total accumulation of 0.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Midlands varies over the course of the year. In 2019, the shortest day is June 21, with 10 hours, 54 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 22, with 13 hours, 22 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 5:20 AM on November 27, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 26 minutes later at 6:46 AM on July 6. The earliest sunset is at 5:36 PM on June 6, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 19 minutes later at 6:55 PM on January 17.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Midlands during 2019.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
Midlands experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 7.8 months, from October 16 to June 9, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 31% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is February 1, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is August 20, with muggy conditions 8% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Midlands experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 4.0 months, from May 28 to September 27, with average wind speeds of more than 15.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is July 26, with an average hourly wind speed of 17.7 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.0 months, from September 27 to May 28. The calmest day of the year is November 27, with an average hourly wind speed of 13.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Midlands is from the east throughout the year.
Midlands is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 4.0 months, from December 26 to April 27, with an average temperature above 80°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is February 19, with an average temperature of 82°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.6 months, from July 3 to October 24, with an average temperature below 75°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is August 22, with an average temperature of 74°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Midlands throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Midlands for general outdoor tourist activities is from late April to late November, with a peak score in the last week of September.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Midlands for hot-weather activities is from early November to mid May, with a peak score in the second week of December.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
Temperatures in Midlands are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from October 11 to January 15, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is November 21, with an average of 7.7 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 3.3 months, from May 2 to August 10, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.9 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 26, with an average of 4.2 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Midlands are -20.319 deg latitude, 57.570 deg longitude, and 1,522 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Midlands contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 636 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,506 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,480 feet). Within 50 miles also contains large variations in elevation (2,677 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Midlands is covered by cropland (48%), trees (31%), and grassland (12%), within 10 miles by cropland (48%) and trees (29%), and within 50 miles by water (91%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Midlands, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There is only a single weather station, Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Midlands.
At a distance of 17 kilometers from Midlands, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.
The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Midlands according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .