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The best time to visit Madagascar

Madagascar has a tropical climate, with large variations in rainfall across the island dictated by the central mountain and trade winds.

The most popular time to visit is during the dry months between April and October, while July to October offers the opportunity to spot humpback whales.

There is a rainy season from December to March, including the cyclone season in February and March.

 

 

Climate charts for cities and places within Madagascar

The below climate charts have been compiled by Weather2Travel.com. For an explanation to the various measurements, please read our climate notes.

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Andasibe National Park

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2781 2781 2781 2679 2475 2272 2068 2170 2272 2577 2781 2781
Min temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1661 1559 1254 1152 1152 1152 1152 1355 1559 1661
Sunshine hours 7 6 6 7 7 6 6 7 8 8 7 6
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 32213 32713 25610 1044 683 853 853 743 552 512 1285 26110
Rainy Days 26 24 23 14 10 10 13 12 10 13 17 25
Humidity E E E E VH H H VH E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 7/H 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Antananarivo

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2679 2679 2577 2577 2373 2068 2068 2068 2373 2577 2679 2679
Min temp (C)(F) 1661 1661 1661 1559 1254 1050 1050 1050 1152 1355 1559 1661
Sunshine hours 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 6
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 27911 26010 2018 612 271 141 191 201 151 693 1717 31012
Rainy Days 20 20 17 9 6 5 7 7 4 10 15 21
Humidity L L L L N N N N N L L L
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 7/H 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Antsirabe

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2577 2577 2577 2475 2272 2068 2068 2170 2373 2679 2679 2577
Min temp (C)(F) 1559 1457 1457 1254 948 745 643 643 846 1050 1254 1457
Sunshine hours 6 6 6 7 7 6 6 7 8 8 7 6
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 30012 24510 1928 914 311 131 110 110 281 693 1486 25010
Rainy Days 25 24 21 10 5 5 6 7 5 11 16 25
Humidity E E E E VH H H VH E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 7/H 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Berenty

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3493 3493 3493 3391 3188 2882 2882 2984 3188 3290 3391 3493
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2170 1864 1457 1254 1254 1355 1457 1661 1966 2170
Sunshine hours 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 8
Daylight hours 14 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 833 853 602 231 331 502 261 191 171 261 502 873
Rainy Days 17 17 16 14 12 12 12 10 9 11 15 17
Humidity E E E VH H M M H VH VH E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 6/H 5/M 5/M 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Diego Suarez (Antsiranana)

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3086 3086 3086 3188 3086 2984 2882 2882 2984 3086 3188 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 2373 2373 2373 2272 2272 2068 2068 1966 2068 2170 2272 2373
Sunshine hours 6 6 7 8 9 9 9 9 10 10 9 7
Daylight hours 13 12 12 12 12 11 11 12 12 12 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 33913 30512 1827 582 171 211 211 211 110 201 572 1757
Rainy Days 20 17 16 10 7 7 6 9 6 8 8 14
Humidity E E E E VH VH VH VH E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 8/VH 9/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2882 2882 2781 2679 2577 2475 2475 2577 2679 2781

Fianarantsoa

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2679 2679 2679 2577 2373 2068 1966 2170 2373 2679 2781 2781
Min temp (C)(F) 1763 1763 1661 1559 1254 1050 948 1050 1152 1355 1559 1661
Sunshine hours 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 6 7 7 7 6
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 31512 2189 1697 412 251 191 231 191 201 392 1205 24710
Rainy Days 23 23 20 11 7 7 10 9 6 11 16 24
Humidity E E E VH H H H VH VH E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 7/H 6/H 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Fort Dauphin (Taolagnaro)

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3086 3086 2984 2781 2679 2475 2475 2475 2577 2781 2781 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 2373 2373 2272 2068 1864 1661 1661 1661 1763 1966 2068 2272
Sunshine hours 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 8
Daylight hours 13 13 12 11 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 2018 1626 2199 1476 1355 1205 1476 1144 793 1054 1466 1486
Rainy Days 12 14 14 16 11 12 12 9 9 10 13 13
Humidity E E E VH H M M H VH VH E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 6/H 5/M 5/M 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2679 2679 2679 2577 2475 2373 2272 2272 2272 2373 2475 2577

Isalo National Park

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 2984 2984 2882 2984 2781 2475 2679 2781 3086 3086 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 1864 1864 1763 1559 1355 1152 1050 1152 1254 1559 1661 1864
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 8
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1998 1556 944 281 131 30 30 40 70 331 914 1606
Rainy Days 18 18 13 8 5 5 6 5 4 7 12 17
Humidity E E E VH H H H H VH E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 7/H 6/H 6/H 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Joffre Ville

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2882 2882 2781 2781 2577 2577 2882 2781 2882 2882
Min temp (C)(F) 2068 2068 2068 1966 1864 1864 1864 1661 1661 1763 1966 1966
Sunshine hours 6 6 7 8 9 8 9 9 10 10 9 7
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 12 11 12 12 12 12 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 32613 29111 2209 974 201 191 281 311 131 211 622 2138
Rainy Days 24 23 18 10 6 5 7 7 4 6 8 16
Humidity E E E E VH VH VH VH E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 8/VH 9/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Morondava

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3290 3290 3290 3290 3086 2984 2882 2984 3086 3188 3290 3290
Min temp (C)(F) 2373 2373 2373 2170 1763 1559 1457 1559 1864 2068 2272 2373
Sunshine hours 9 8 9 10 10 10 9 10 10 10 10 9
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 24410 2038 934 161 120 30 30 20 40 131 251 1677
Rainy Days 12 12 7 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 3 9
Humidity VH VH VH VH H M M M H H VH VH
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 7/H 6/H 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2984 2984 2984 2882 2781 2679 2577 2577 2577 2679 2781 2882

Nosy Be

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3086 3086 3188 3188 3086 2984 2984 2984 3086 3188 3188 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2272 2272 2068 1966 1864 1864 1966 2068 2170 2272
Sunshine hours 6 6 7 8 9 8 9 9 9 9 8 7
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 12 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 50020 42417 28111 1476 582 412 361 371 381 823 1466 35714
Rainy Days 24 21 19 14 8 7 6 6 7 10 15 20
Humidity VH VH VH VH H M M M H H H VH
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 8/VH 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2984 2984 2984 2984 2882 2781 2679 2679 2679 2679 2882 2882

Nosy Iranja

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3188 3290 3290 3188 3086 2984 2984 3188 3188 3188 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 2475 2475 2475 2475 2272 2170 2068 2068 2170 2272 2475 2475
Sunshine hours 6 6 7 8 9 9 9 10 10 9 9 7
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 12 11 11 12 12 12 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 46218 39015 26410 1155 412 231 181 231 281 612 1636 29912
Rainy Days 23 20 17 11 6 5 7 6 6 8 11 18
Humidity E E E E VH VH VH VH E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E390 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 8/VH 8/VH 10/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2984 2984 2984 2984 2984 2781 2679 2679 2679 2781 2882 2984

Nosy Komba

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3086 3086 3086 3086 2984 2882 2882 2882 2984 3086 3188 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2272 2272 2068 1966 1864 1864 1966 2068 2170 2272
Sunshine hours 6 6 7 8 9 8 9 9 9 9 8 7
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 12 11 11 12 12 12 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 45718 41716 28411 1255 432 291 211 261 321 592 1596 32413
Rainy Days 22 19 17 12 8 7 8 8 7 9 10 18
Humidity E E E E VH VH VH VH E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 9/VH 8/VH 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2984 2984 2984 2984 2882 2781 2679 2679 2679 2679 2882 2882

Ranohira

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2781 2781 2781 2679 2475 2272 2272 2272 2475 2577 2679 2781
Min temp (C)(F) 1966 1966 1864 1661 1457 1152 1152 1152 1355 1559 1661 1864
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 8
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1827 1677 1054 422 321 221 311 281 251 522 853 1757
Rainy Days 16 14 11 5 4 3 3 2 3 7 12 15
Humidity M M M M M L N L L M H H
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 7/H 6/H 6/H 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Sainte Marie

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3086 3086 3086 2984 2882 2679 2577 2577 2679 2781 2984 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2272 2170 1966 1864 1763 1763 1763 1966 2068 2272
Sunshine hours 7 7 6 7 7 6 6 7 7 8 8 7
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 12 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 39616 35114 38415 25110 1857 2018 1968 1697 994 964 1486 28811
Rainy Days 20 19 22 18 18 18 20 20 16 16 16 20
Humidity E E E E VH H H VH E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 7/H 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2882 2882 2781 2577 2475 2475 2475 2577 2679 2781

Tamatave

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3086 3086 3086 2984 2781 2679 2577 2577 2679 2781 2882 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2373 2272 2170 2068 1864 1763 1763 1763 1966 2068 2272
Sunshine hours 7 7 6 7 6 6 5 6 7 8 8 7
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 12 12 13 13 13
Rainfall (mm)(in) 41316 39015 48019 30712 2409 26210 26310 2028 1205 1155 1677 31612
Rainy Days 27 24 28 22 21 21 26 24 19 17 20 24
Humidity E E E VH VH H H VH VH E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 10/VH 8/VH 7/H 7/H 9/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2882 2882 2781 2679 2577 2475 2475 2577 2679 2781

Tulear

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3290 3290 3290 3086 2882 2781 2781 2882 2882 2984 3086 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 2373 2373 2272 2068 1763 1559 1559 1559 1661 1966 2068 2272
Sunshine hours 10 10 10 10 10 9 10 10 10 10 11 10
Daylight hours 13 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 14
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1014 934 381 171 151 131 60 50 70 120 221 1014
Rainy Days 6 7 5 3 3 3 2 1 2 2 4 6
Humidity E E E VH H M M H VH E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 6/H 5/M 5/M 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2984 2984 2984 2781 2679 2577 2475 2475 2475 2577 2679 2882