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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Mayotte Mayotte

In Mayotte, the wet season is hot and overcast, the dry season is warm and mostly clear, and it is oppressive year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 71°F to 87°F and is rarely below 68°F or above 89°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Mayotte for hot-weather activities is from mid May to late October.

Climate in Mayotte

hotwarmhotJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNowNow88%88%16%16%clearovercastprecipitation: 8.6 inprecipitation: 8.6 in0.1 in0.1 inmuggy: 100%muggy: 100%89%89%beach/pool score: 8.9beach/pool score: 8.93.93.9
Mayotte weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

The temperature in Mayotte varies so little throughout the year that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss hot and cold seasons.

Average High and Low Temperature in Mayotte

Average High and Low Temperature in MayotteJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FAug 2382°FAug 2382°FMar 2687°FMar 2687°F71°F71°F78°F78°FNov 2486°FNov 2486°FMay 686°FMay 686°FJun 2282°FJun 2282°F77°F77°F78°F78°F74°F74°FNowNow
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.
AverageJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
High86°F86°F87°F87°F85°F83°F81°F81°F82°F84°F86°F86°F
Temp.82°F82°F82°F82°F81°F79°F77°F76°F77°F79°F81°F82°F
Low78°F78°F78°F78°F77°F75°F73°F71°F72°F75°F77°F78°F

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 Mayotte

Average Hourly Temperature in MayotteJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcomfortablecomfortablewarmhothot
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.
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In Mayotte, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Mayotte begins around April 12 and lasts for 7.5 months, ending around November 28.

The clearest month of the year in Mayotte is August, during which on average the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 88% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around November 28 and lasts for 4.5 months, ending around April 12.

The cloudiest month of the year in Mayotte is February, during which on average the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 83% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Mayotte

Cloud Cover Categories in MayotteclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Aug 2588%Aug 2588%Jan 2116%Jan 2116%Apr 1251%Apr 1251%Nov 2853%Nov 2853%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.
FractionJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cloudier82%83%72%44%24%18%13%12%15%23%39%67%
Clearer18%17%28%56%76%82%87%88%85%77%61%33%

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Mayotte varies very significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 4.0 months, from December 5 to April 6, with a greater than 35% chance of a given day being a wet day. The month with the most wet days in Mayotte is January, with an average of 19.9 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

The drier season lasts 8.0 months, from April 6 to December 5. The month with the fewest wet days in Mayotte is August, with an average of 1.1 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. The month with the most days of rain alone in Mayotte is January, with an average of 19.9 days. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 67% on February 3.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Mayotte

Daily Chance of Precipitation in MayottewetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Feb 367%Feb 367%Aug 303%Aug 303%Jan 159%Jan 159%Dec 535%Dec 535%Apr 635%Apr 635%NowNowrain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).
Days ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rain19.9d17.6d14.6d8.0d3.2d1.6d1.7d1.1d1.2d2.8d6.2d14.6d

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. Mayotte experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 7.2 months, from October 17 to May 25, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The month with the most rain in Mayotte is January, with an average rainfall of 8.2 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.8 months, from May 25 to October 17. The month with the least rain in Mayotte is August, with an average rainfall of 0.2 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Mayotte

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average snowfall.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rainfall8.2″7.8″4.9″2.2″0.7″0.3″0.3″0.2″0.2″0.5″1.3″4.2″

The length of the day in Mayotte does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 53 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2021, the shortest day is June 21, with 11 hours, 22 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 12 hours, 53 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Mayotte

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in MayotteJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minSep 2212 hr, 6 minSep 2212 hr, 53 minDec 2112 hr, 53 minDec 2112 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 7 minMar 2011 hr, 22 minJun 2111 hr, 22 minJun 21daydaynightNowNow
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.
Hours ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Daylight12.8h12.5h12.1h11.8h11.5h11.4h11.5h11.7h12.0h12.4h12.7h12.9h

The earliest sunrise is at 5:22 AM on November 21, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 0 minutes later at 6:22 AM on July 12. The earliest sunset is at 5:39 PM on May 30, and the latest sunset is 54 minutes later at 6:33 PM on January 23.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Mayotte during 2021.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Mayotte

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in MayotteJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMNov 215:22 AMNov 215:22 AM6:33 PMJan 236:33 PMJan 23May 305:39 PMMay 305:39 PM6:22 AMJul 126:22 AMJul 12daySolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in Mayotte

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

Mayotte experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 11 months, from August 9 to July 5, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 92% of the time.

The month with the fewest muggy days in Mayotte is July, with 28.0 days that are muggy or worse.

Humidity Comfort Levels in Mayotte

Humidity Comfort Levels in MayottemuggymuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jul 2089%Jul 2089%100%Feb 11100%Feb 11NowNowmiserablemiserableoppressiveoppressivemuggymuggyhumidhumid
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Muggy days31.0d28.0d31.0d30.0d30.7d28.7d28.0d28.6d28.9d30.8d30.0d31.0d

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Mayotte experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from May 5 to August 8, with average wind speeds of more than 8.5 miles per hour. The windiest month of the year in Mayotte is June, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.3 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 8.9 months, from August 8 to May 5. The calmest month of the year in Mayotte is September, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.6 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Mayotte

Average Wind Speed in MayottewindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mph18 mph18 mphJun 2310.6 mphJun 2310.6 mphSep 226.4 mphSep 226.4 mphMay 58.5 mphMay 58.5 mphAug 88.5 mphAug 88.5 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Wind Speed (mph)9.79.77.77.69.210.310.08.06.67.18.08.0

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Mayotte varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the north for 2.3 weeks, from February 21 to March 9 and for 2.2 months, from December 4 to February 11, with a peak percentage of 39% on February 21. The wind is most often from the east for 4.0 weeks, from March 9 to April 6 and for 2.6 months, from September 17 to December 4, with a peak percentage of 47% on November 3. The wind is most often from the south for 5.4 months, from April 6 to September 17, with a peak percentage of 73% on June 10.

Wind Direction in Mayotte

Wind Direction in MayotteNNESENJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsoutheastnorth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Mayotte 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 4.7 months, from December 18 to May 8, with an average temperature above 84°F. The month of the year in Mayotte with the warmest water is March, with an average temperature of 85°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.1 months, from July 4 to October 8, with an average temperature below 80°F. The month of the year in Mayotte with the coolest water is August, with an average temperature of 78°F.

Average Water Temperature in Mayotte

Average Water Temperature in MayottewarmcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec76°F76°F78°F78°F80°F80°F82°F82°F84°F84°F86°F86°F88°F88°FMar 2685°FMar 2685°F78°FAug 1278°FAug 12Dec 1884°FDec 1884°FMay 884°FMay 884°FJul 480°FJul 480°FOct 880°FOct 880°FNowNow
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
WaterJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temperature84°F84°F85°F85°F83°F81°F79°F78°F79°F80°F82°F84°F

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Mayotte 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 Mayotte for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to late September, with a peak score in the second week of August.

Tourism Score in Mayotte

Tourism Score in Mayottebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.48.42.22.2NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudsclouds tourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

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 Mayotte for hot-weather activities is from mid May to late October, with a peak score in the first week of July.

Beach/Pool Score in Mayotte

Beach/Pool Score in Mayottebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810108.98.93.93.9NowNowtemperaturetemperature beach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

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.

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Temperatures in Mayotte 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 in Mayotte

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in MayotteJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%100%Jan 1100%Jan 1100%Jul 3100%Jul 3NowNowcomfortablewarmhot
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Growing Degree Days in Mayotte

Growing Degree Days in MayotteJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F2,000°F2,000°F4,000°F4,000°F6,000°F6,000°F8,000°F8,000°F10,000°F10,000°FJul 490°FJul 490°FAug 3900°FAug 3900°FJun 3010,951°FJun 3010,951°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.6 months, from September 10 to November 29, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.7 kWh. The brightest month of the year in Mayotte is October, with an average of 7.1 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from January 1 to March 31, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.4 kWh. The darkest month of the year in Mayotte is February, with an average of 5.0 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Mayotte

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in MayottebrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWhOct 247.1 kWhOct 247.1 kWhFeb 234.9 kWhFeb 234.9 kWhSep 106.7 kWhSep 106.7 kWhJan 15.4 kWhJan 15.4 kWhMar 315.4 kWhMar 315.4 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Solar Energy (kWh)5.15.05.15.65.65.35.56.26.87.16.96.0

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Mayotte are -12.833 deg latitude, 45.167 deg longitude, and 0 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Mayotte is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 0 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 0 feet. Within 10 miles is also essentially flat (0 feet). Within 50 miles is also essentially flat (0 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Mayotte is covered by cropland (55%) and trees (34%), within 10 miles by water (59%) and cropland (22%), and within 50 miles by water (98%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Mayotte, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

The details of the data sources used for this report can be found on the Dzaoudzi Pamandzi International Airport page.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.

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