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Climate & Weather in Madagascar

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Madagascar's climate varies by region - it's arid dry in the south, temperate in the center of the island and tropical along the coasts. The rainy season is usually from November to March and the dry season from April to October.

The weather of the east coast is shaped by trade winds that bring a lot of rainfall, averaging up to 350 cm (137.8 in) annually. The rainy season also brings heavy cyclones to the east coast. Since the central highlands form a barrier for the rainy winds, the inland areas are much drier and also cooler, because of the altitude. The weather conditions in the mountains and central highlands (including the capital city Antananarivo) are thundery between November and April and dry, cool and windy the rest of the year.

Most pleasant time to explore Madagascar is probably between July and November - the driest and coolest months - or later in April.

Weather Averages in Madagascar


Antananarivo
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average Temperature
71°F
22°C
71°F
22°C
70°F
21°C
69°F
21°C
65°F
18°C
61°F
16°C
59°F
15°C
61°F
16°C
64°F
18°C
67°F
19°C
69°F
21°C
70°F
21°C
Average High Temperature
78°F
26°C
77°F
25°C
77°F
25°C
75°F
24°C
72°F
22°C
68°F
20°C
67°F
19°C
68°F
20°C
73°F
23°C
77°F
25°C
78°F
26°C
77°F
25°C
Average Low Temperature
64°F
18°C
64°F
18°C
63°F
17°C
61°F
16°C
57°F
14°C
53°F
12°C
51°F
11°C
52°F
11°C
54°F
12°C
58°F
14°C
61°F
16°C
63°F
17°C
Highest Recorded Temperature
91°F
33°C
97°F
36°C
91°F
33°C
89°F
32°C
86°F
30°C
91°F
33°C
84°F
29°C
90°F
32°C
90°F
32°C
91°F
33°C
86°F
30°C
86°F
30°C
Lowest Recorded Temperature
55°F
13°C
50°F
10°C
55°F
13°C
32°F
C
32°F
C
32°F
C
32°F
C
41°F
C
32°F
C
32°F
C
36°F
C
32°F
C
Average Precipitation
11"
28cm
10"
25cm
8"
20cm
2"
5cm
1"
3cm
0"
0cm
0"
0cm
0"
0cm
1"
3cm
2"
5cm
6"
15cm
11"
28cm

Antsiranana
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average Temperature
81°F
27°C
80°F
27°C
81°F
27°C
81°F
27°C
80°F
27°C
77°F
25°C
76°F
24°C
76°F
24°C
77°F
25°C
79°F
26°C
81°F
27°C
82°F
28°C
Average High Temperature
85°F
29°C
84°F
29°C
86°F
30°C
86°F
30°C
85°F
29°C
83°F
28°C
82°F
28°C
82°F
28°C
83°F
28°C
85°F
29°C
87°F
31°C
87°F
31°C
Average Low Temperature
76°F
24°C
75°F
24°C
75°F
24°C
75°F
24°C
74°F
23°C
71°F
22°C
70°F
21°C
70°F
21°C
71°F
22°C
73°F
23°C
75°F
24°C
76°F
24°C
Highest Recorded Temperature
97°F
36°C
93°F
34°C
99°F
37°C
100°F
38°C
97°F
36°C
91°F
33°C
91°F
33°C
96°F
36°C
91°F
33°C
100°F
38°C
99°F
37°C
102°F
39°C
Lowest Recorded Temperature
68°F
20°C
63°F
17°C
64°F
18°C
64°F
18°C
59°F
15°C
54°F
12°C
57°F
14°C
60°F
16°C
62°F
17°C
61°F
16°C
57°F
14°C
61°F
16°C
Average Number of Days With Precipitation
13
days
12
days
11
days
8
days
5
days
5
days
7
days
8
days
5
days
7
days
6
days
11
days

Toliara
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average Temperature
82°F
28°C
80°F
27°C
79°F
26°C
76°F
24°C
72°F
22°C
71°F
22°C
69°F
21°C
69°F
21°C
72°F
22°C
75°F
24°C
78°F
26°C
81°F
27°C
Average High Temperature
92°F
33°C
89°F
32°C
89°F
32°C
89°F
32°C
84°F
29°C
81°F
27°C
81°F
27°C
80°F
27°C
83°F
28°C
86°F
30°C
87°F
31°C
91°F
33°C
Average Low Temperature
72°F
22°C
71°F
22°C
69°F
21°C
64°F
18°C
61°F
16°C
61°F
16°C
58°F
14°C
58°F
14°C
61°F
16°C
65°F
18°C
69°F
21°C
71°F
22°C
Highest Recorded Temperature
104°F
40°C
108°F
42°C
104°F
40°C
102°F
39°C
99°F
37°C
95°F
35°C
95°F
35°C
95°F
35°C
95°F
35°C
98°F
37°C
101°F
38°C
104°F
40°C
Lowest Recorded Temperature
55°F
13°C
54°F
12°C
55°F
13°C
50°F
10°C
48°F
C
46°F
C
44°F
C
43°F
C
46°F
C
50°F
10°C
54°F
12°C
54°F
12°C
Average Precipitation
3"
8cm
3"
8cm
2"
5cm
0"
0cm
1"
3cm
1"
3cm
0"
0cm
0"
0cm
0"
0cm
1"
3cm
2"
5cm
2"
5cm
Average Number of Days With Precipitation
6
days
6
days
4
days
1
days
2
days
1
days
0
days
0
days
1
days
1
days
3
days
4
days




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