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Réunion sunindex: the best time to travel to Réunion
La Reunion or Réunion is a French overseas Department which is located in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar and west of the popular holiday island of Mauritius. The main sources of income are agriculture (mainly sugar cane) and fishing. Tourism comes third which is mainly caused by the absence of long and wide sandy beaches which can be enjoyed on the neighboring island of Mauritius. Most tourists that travel here come to enjoy the beautiful scenery. The unique animal and plant life, more than 700 different plant and tree species of which 150 only occur on this island attract many nature lovers. In total, more than 1,000 kilometers of walking and hiking trails can be enjoyed on the island. During a hike that takes several days you can spend the night in a cabin. Several volcanoes can be found on the island, one of them is still active. During the 1970s this volcano erupted; its lava stream came to a halt only a few meters from the front door of the Notre Dame de la Lave. This solidified lava can still be seen in front of the door of this chapel. The high volcanoes with their steep cliffs attract many mountaineers. Saint Gilles Les Bains is probably the only place on the island that is suitable as a sun, sea and beach destination. This is mainly because it is situated on a 20 kilometer long lagoon which is ideal for diving and snorkeling.
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Réunion climate & weather
Do you want to know all about the climate in Réunion? Learn about the temperatures, the number of sunny hours, chance of frost, chance of hurricanes, chance of rain and precipitation averages at the awarded climate and weather site:
the climate of Réunion


Sunny holidays in Réunion
Based on long term average figures, the weather of the past few years and extremes that have been recorded where temperatures, precipitation figures and storms are concerned we are able to give an indication as to the suitability of this particular location as a summer weather destination.

The figures below are an average for Réunion. Please, note that local deviations may occur.

 The weather in Réunion
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Explanation of symbols
January 29 22 7 28 - more sunny symbols = better summer weather (maximum of 5)
- red sunny symbols = high chances of hot or muggy weather

= chances of precipitation
 (0 - 4, higher number of cloudy symbols, higher chance of precipitation)

= the risk of tropical storms
(0 - 3, higher number of symbols, higher risk)
February 30 22 7 28
March 29 21 6 28
April 27 20 6 27
May 25 18 7 26
June 24 16 6 25  
July 23 16 6 24  
August 22 15 6 24  
September 23 15 7 24  
October 26 16 8 24  
November 27 18 7 25    
December 28 20 7 27  
The weather in Réunion
Text.La Reunion has a tropical monsoon climate with most rain during the local summer. During the monsoon heavy rainfall is not uncommon. Because the monsoon is during the warmest period of the year humidity figures are high as well. The interior of La Reunion has a lot of micro-climates. According to several sources more than 200. In the interior temperatures may rapidly drop during the evening and night.
Réunion climate information

Popular destinations in Réunion
The most popular destinations on the island are: the capital Saint Denis, Le Port, Saint Gilles Les Bains, St Leu, St Joseph, Saint Leu, Boucan-Canot, La Saline les Bains and Saint Pierre. The interior attracts many hikers and mountaineers

Trivia & strange facts
- The Piton de Neige volcano is the highest point on La Reunion with an altitude of 3,069 meters.
- Tap water is drinkable. However, it is recommended to drink bottled water.
- The Piton de la Fournaise is an active volcano.
- Although more than 17 kilometers of beach can be found here the island is not really suitable as
  a beach destination.
- The thermal springs near Cilaos have a temperature of 31-38 degrees Celsius (87.8-100 degrees
- The best way to explore the island is by rental car.
- La Reunion used to be home to the Dodo, an extinct flightless bird.
- If you can afford it a helicopter flight over the island is an unforgettable experience.
- Several beautiful waterfalls can be found on the island.

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The following sites are specialized in providing Réunion information:
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