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    Madagascar

    Nosy Be weather and climate

    Madagascar

    Nosy Be weather and climate

     

    Day

    31 °C

     

    Night

    23 °C

     

    Sea

    30 °C

     

    Precipitation

    157 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    10 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    12 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    8 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    84 %

     

    Day

    31 °C

     

    Night

    23 °C

     

    Sea

    30 °C

     

    Precipitation

    157 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    10 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    12 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    8 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    84 %

    Overview: Nosy Be
    The tropical climate of Nosy Be, a stunning island situated off the northwest coast of Madagascar, presents a warm and inviting atmosphere year-round. Daytime temperatures oscillate between a minimum of 27 °C (81 °F) in the cooler month of July and a comfortable peak at 31 °C (88 °F) during the warmest month of March. The island experiences the shortest duration of rainfall in July, averaging just 3 days, while January proves to be the wettest month with rainfall on 21 days. Expect balmy sea conditions with the highest temperatures reaching up to 30 °C (86 °F) in April, cooling slightly to 26 °C (79 °F) in the refreshing month of August. Nighttime brings a reprieve from the daily heat, with temperatures ranging from a cool 19 °C (67 °F) in July to a milder 24 °C (75 °F) in March.

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    Weather overview for Nosy Be

    Weather overview

    The tropical climate of Nosy Be, a stunning island situated off the northwest coast of Madagascar, presents a warm and inviting atmosphere year-round. Daytime temperatures oscillate between a minimum of 27 °C (81 °F) in the cooler month of July and a comfortable peak at 31 °C (88 °F) during the warmest month of March. The island experiences the shortest duration of rainfall in July, averaging just 3 days, while January proves to be the wettest month with rainfall on 21 days. Expect balmy sea conditions with the highest temperatures reaching up to 30 °C (86 °F) in April, cooling slightly to 26 °C (79 °F) in the refreshing month of August. Nighttime brings a reprieve from the daily heat, with temperatures ranging from a cool 19 °C (67 °F) in July to a milder 24 °C (75 °F) in March.

    January weather

    In Nosy Be, a downward trend in day temperature is observed, arriving at 30 °C (85 °F). Concurrently, the number of rainy days and the volume of rainfall reach their peak during this wet season, with January also enduring the lowest hours of unobscured sunshine.

    February weather

    Nosy Be approaches the end of its wet season, and a gradual reduction in rainfall to 373 mm (14.68 in) can be seen this month. The decline in the number of wet days and the least windy conditions are also apparent, while humidity soars, capping at 87 %.

    March weather

    At this time, Nosy Be basks in its warmest daytime temperatures, peaking at 31 °C (88 °F), and the nights are just as sultry. The wet season lingers, and a downward trend in rainy days is noticeable, with the count dropping to 17 days. A modest increase in sunlight hours heralds the impending drier weather.

    April weather

    April ushers in the nascent tourist season in Nosy Be, heralded by fewer rainy days at 10 days and reduced rainfall amounting to 157 mm (6.17 in). The sea temperature reaches its zenith at 30 °C (86 °F), while the tail-end of cooler evenings begins to manifest with a temperature drop to 23 °C (74 °F). Sunlight duration continues its upward trend, now totalling 8 hours daily.

    May weather

    May marks the commencement of a decline in both day and sea temperatures, now registering at 29 °C (85 °F). Tourist activities remain in full swing, with a diminishing frequency of rainfall at 5 days and a congruent drop in rainfall volume. Nighttime temperatures provide comfort at 22 °C (71 °F).

    June weather

    A continued trend of cooling day temperatures is noted in Nosy Be, registering now at 28 °C (82 °F), and the sea likewise cools modestly. The tourists still frequent the island as the number of rainy days persist in their decline, stated at 4 days, and rainfall sees a significant reduction to 40 mm (1.56 in). An ongoing downward slide in nighttime temperatures sets the stage for restful evenings.

    July weather

    With the tourist season in full stride, July in Nosy Be exhibits the lowest daytime temperatures of the year, concurrently, the sea temperature continues its gradual decline, now at 27 °C (80 °F). This month is also characterized by the fewest rainy days, reaching a nadir of 3 days, and the rainfall total is at its leanest, recorded at 30 mm (1.20 in). Evening temperatures hit a seasonal low during this period.

    August weather

    As Nosy Be anticipates the return of the dryer months, daytime warmth begins its ascent, noted at 28 °C (82 °F), whilst the sea temperature remains at its refreshing minimal at 26 °C (79 °F). An upswing in rainy days is muted but present. The reassurance of increasing nightly temperatures signals that cooler nights are concluding this season.

    September weather

    The continuation of Nosy Be's tourist season is matched by a gradual rise in daily temperatures, posting at 29 °C (84 °F). Night warmth similarly edges upward. September captures the peak of sunny hours, recorded at an impressive 9 hours, while wind speeds reach their highest levels.

    October weather

    Nosy Be's progression towards the dry season hits full stride, with daily temperatures continuing on an upward trajectory. Early indications of increasing sea temperatures emerge. Tourist activity remains vibrant, and the onset of more frequent rainfall is modest. Minimum humidity levels become evident, becoming particularly noticeable in October.

    November weather

    The warmth of the day in Nosy Be soars to notable heights, reaching 31 °C (87 °F), and the sea responds in kind, its temperature climbing appreciably. With ongoing tourist appeal, a gradual increase in both the number of rainy days and rainfall is perceptible, while a steady rise in night temperatures is observed.

    December weather

    The onset of Nosy Be's wet season triggers a rise in both the number of rainy days and in precipitation levels. Meanwhile, the sea temperature continues to escalate, aligning with 29 °C (84 °F). Sunshine hours taper off somewhat as the daylight duration reaches its annual summit in December.

    FAQs

    How do temperatures vary during the day in January in Nosy Be?

    In January, daytime temperatures in Nosy Be average a warm 30 °C (85 °F), indicating the warm yet declining temperatures typical of the season.

    Is the weather becoming drier in February in Nosy Be?

    Yes, February marks the onset of drier conditions in Nosy Be, with a notable decrease in both rainfall and wet days.

    How humid is Nosy Be in March?

    Nosy Be's humidity in March averages at 86 %. Humidity is somewhat higher than usual, but it's typically not uncomfortable for most people.

    What is the night temperature in April in Nosy Be?

    April boasts an average nightly temperature in Nosy Be of 23 °C (74 °F), an ideal clime for twilight excursions and nocturnal festivities.

    Is it getting cooler in May in Nosy Be?

    May brings a subtle decrease in warmth in Nosy Be as both daytime and sea temperatures start their gentle descent.

    What is the sea temperature in June in Nosy Be?

    The sea in Nosy Be during June offers a comfortably warm embrace, averaging 28 °C (82 °F), optimal for extended maritime escapades.

    What is the average number of rainy days in Nosy Be in July?

    July in Nosy Be is the driest month, with a mere 3 days typically witnessing rainfall, amounting to a trifling 11 % of the whole month.

    Are the climatic conditions favorable for visiting Nosy Be in August?

    Indeed, August is a prime time for exploring Nosy Be, thanks to the delightful daytime temperatures and the idyllic sea warmth enticing beach-goers.

    What is the temperature in Nosy Be during the day in September?

    Throughout September, Nosy Be enjoys an average day temperature of 29 °C (84 °F). Perfect for soaking in the sun's rays at the beach or engaging in outdoor excursions.

    Does October signal the start of the wet season in Nosy Be?

    No, October maintains the dry trend in Nosy Be, with just a handful of days experiencing any substantial rainfall.

    Can one expect plentiful sunshine in November in Nosy Be?

    Yes, November promises an abundant supply of sunshine in Nosy Be, with daylight stretching amply across the sky for 8 hours each day.

    How windy is it in December in Nosy Be?

    December in Nosy Be is characterized by relatively mild wind conditions, with an average speed settling at 3 m/s, which should not disrupt holiday activities.

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