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    Madagascar climate


    Madagascar climate

    Overview: Madagascar

    Madagascar is a unique and biodiverse island nation located off the southeast coast of Africa. It is known for its stunning landscapes, including lush rainforests, stunning beaches, and towering mountains. To make the most of your trip, consider visiting national parks to see the famous lemurs and other exotic wildlife, exploring local markets for handicrafts and souvenirs, and trying the local cuisine, which features a fusion of African, Asian, and European flavors.

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    Climate overview

    Madagascar is a region with a tropical climate. Temperatures during the day are in the range from 28 °C (83 °F) in July to 31 °C (88 °F) in November. The driest month is July with just 2 days of rain, on the contrary, the month when it rains the most is January with 19 days of rain. The highest night temperatures could be experienced in March with 24 °C (75 °F), the lowest in July with 19 °C (67 °F). Sea temperatures are in the following range: 25 °C (78 °F) in August to 29 °C (84 °F) in March.

    When is the best time to go to Madagascar?

    The best time to visit Madagascar is between April and November. During this period, temperatures are between 28 °C (83 °F) - 31 °C (88 °F), night temperatures are between 19 °C (67 °F) - 23 °C (74 °F), rainfall averages 4 days per month, and 9 hours of sunlight on average. The sea temperature for this period ranges from 25 °C (78 °F) to 29 °C (84 °F). For non-beach activities, such as sightseeing, hiking in nature, the best time to visit is May - October.

    What sea temperatures can I expect in Madagascar?

    In Madagascar, sea temperatures between 25 °C (78 °F) and 29 °C (84 °F) can be expected during the year.

    Is Madagascar a year-round destination?

    Yes, Madagascar is a year-round destination, the temperatures don't fall below 28 °C (83 °F) and the sea temperature below 25 °C (78 °F).

    When is the wet season in Madagascar?

    The wet season in Madagascar falls in the months of December - March. During this period it rains on average 16 days per month and approximately 281 mm (11.07 in) of rain falls per month.

    What months is the dry season in Madagascar?

    The time, when it's dry in Madagascar is between May - October. In this period it is raining on average 3 days and approximately 32 mm (1.27 in) precipitation falls per month, which are values below average.

    What temperatures can I expect in Madagascar?

    Madagascar enjoys daily temperatures in the range of 28 °C (83 °F) - 31 °C (88 °F) during the year.

    What are the night temperatures in Madagascar?

    Night temperatures in Madagascar range between 19 °C (67 °F) and 24 °C (75 °F) throughout the year.

    Which month is the sunniest in Madagascar?

    The period, which is the sunniest in Madagascar, is in the months of August - November, when there is an average of 9 sun hours per day.

    What is the humidity in Madagascar?

    Generally, Madagascar belongs to destinations with higher humidity. It is in the range of 69 % - 85 %. The most humid months are January - March and the least humid are July - October.

    What is the least cloudy season in Madagascar?

    The least cloudy months in Madagascar are July - October, when the cloud cover is on average only 21 %.

    Is it windy in Madagascar?

    Madagascar is a destination with rather light or moderate winds. The wind blows the most in June - September and the least in December - March.

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