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Climate of Rodrigues and Islands

Rodrigues enjoys a mild tropical maritime climate with persistent trade winds blowing throughout the year. Mean summer temperature is 25.9 degrees Celsius and mean winter temperature is around 22.3 degrees Celsius. The temperature difference between summer and winter is 3.6 degrees Celsius. January to March are the hottest months and August is the coolest month.

 

Long term annual mean rainfall (1961-2007) over the island is 1116 mm. Mean summer rainfall is 729 mm which is 65 % of the annual total. Winter rainfall is only 392 mm. The wettest month is February; September and October are the driest months.

 

Months
Temperature
U
Wind
Sunshine
Rainfall
Count
Count
 
Av mx
Hi mx
Av mn
Lo mn
%
km/h
hrs/day
LTM1971-2000
RR>1.0
RR>5.0
Jan
29.2
33.9
23.6
18.4
79
19.3
8.9
150.0
12
5
Feb
29.3
34.0
23.8
19.8
81
19.3
8.5
184.7
13
7
Mar
29.4
33.9
23.7
19.0
80
17.4
8.3
131.2
13
6
Apr
28.7
33.0
23.0
18.4
79
17.4
8.1
117.0
13
5
May
27.5
30.9
21.6
18.1
75
16.9
7.9
78.3
12
4
Jun
26.0
30.9
20.1
16.5
74
17.0
7.3
77.6
13
5
Jul
25.0
30.4
19.1
14.5
75
19.3
7.5
80.8
15
4
Aug
24.8
31.2
18.8
15.2
74
19.6
7.9
59.4
13
3
Sep
25.4
30.7
19.3
15.8
74
18.7
7.9
43.8
9
3
Oct
26.3
30.9
20.1
16.5
74
18.3
8.9
40.7
8
2
Nov
27.4
30.9
21.3
17.2
76
17.4
9.1
70.0
7
3
Dec
28.7
33.1
22.8
19.2
77
17.2
9.2
71.0
8
2

 

The island receives about 8.9 hours of bright sunshine daily and the average wind speed on any day is 18.1 km/h at Pointe Canon.

 

Note: Av mx: Average maximum in degrees Celsius
Hi mx: Highest maximum in degrees Celsius
Av mn: Average minimum in degrees Celsius
Lo mn: Lowest minimum in degrees Celsius
U: Relative humidity
LTM: Long term mean
RR: rainfall