When is the best time to go to Madagascar?

When is the best time to go to Madagascar? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Madagascar, the weather is good everywhere in May, June, July, August, September and October
  • The best months to go to Antananarivo are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
  • On average, the warmest months in Antananarivo are January, February, March, October, November and December, and the coldest months are June, July and August
  • The rainiest months in this city are January and February
  • The cities with the best climate are Ambovombe, Fort Dauphin, Itampolo, Toliary, Ifaty, Lavanono and Tôlanaro, with good weather at least 11 months a year
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round in Nosy Be

Annual weather in Madagascar

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Madagascar for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 59°F to 90°F
4 to 27 days*
February 58°F to 90°F
4 to 24 days*
March 58°F to 90°F
3 to 25 days*
April 54°F to 90°F
2 to 18 days*
May 50°F to 88°F
1 to 12 days*
June 49°F to 86°F
0 to 11 days*
July 47°F to 86°F
0 to 12 days*
August 49°F to 90°F
0 to 10 days*
September 50°F to 92°F
0 to 8 days*
October 56°F to 94°F
0 to 10 days*
November 59°F to 94°F
1 to 19 days*
December 59°F to 92°F
3 to 24 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Madagascar by cities

Chargement en cours


The best months to go to Antananarivo are april, may, june, july, august, september, october and november.

Nosy Be

Nosy Be

The best months to go to Nosy Be are may, june, july, august, september and october.



The best months to go to Ambovombe are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

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Temperatures and rainfall in Madagascar

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Madagascar and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Antananarivo, Nosy Be, Ambovombe, Antsirabe and Antsiranana, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Madagascar

Find out when Madagascar has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Madagascar

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, May and June. The number of visitors to Madagascar is high in: July, August, September, October, November and December.

  • Very low season in Madagascar: January, February, March and June.
  • Low season in Madagascar: April and May.
  • High season in Madagascar: July, September, October, November and December.
  • Peak season in Madagascar: August.

Figure: Visitor index for Madagascar month by month

Average price for flights to Madagascar

A return flight between London and Antananarivo is generally cheaper if you go in january ($ 904 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 827 more for your airline ticket to Antananarivo if you go in august.

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Where to go in Madagascar?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Nosy Be85°F85°F85°F85°F83°F81°F79°F81°F81°F83°F85°F85°F
Fort Dauphin86°F86°F85°F83°F79°F76°F74°F77°F79°F83°F83°F86°F
Isalo National Park85°F83°F83°F81°F77°F76°F76°F79°F85°F88°F90°F88°F
Sainte-Marie Island85°F85°F85°F83°F79°F77°F74°F76°F76°F79°F81°F85°F
Ambaramidada (Mitsio)85°F85°F85°F85°F83°F81°F79°F81°F81°F83°F85°F85°F
Amber Mountain National Park85°F85°F86°F86°F85°F83°F81°F83°F83°F85°F86°F86°F
Andasibe-Mantadia National Park77°F77°F76°F74°F72°F68°F67°F70°F74°F79°F81°F79°F


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About Madagascar

What can I do in Madagascar?

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Is this weather information for Madagascar reliable?

Climate data for Madagascar has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Madagascar allows us to determine the average for each month in Antananarivo, Nosy Be, Ambovombe, Antsirabe, Antsiranana, Fort Dauphin, Isalo National Park, Itampolo, and 34 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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