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 October, the weather is beautiful everywhere in Madagascar
  • 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 month of the year is September
  • The rainiest months in this city are January, February and December
  • Fort Dauphin is the city with the best climate, with good weather 12 months a year
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round in Nosy Be

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

Month
January 67°F to 88°F
83%
February 67°F to 88°F
79%
March 65°F to 90°F
75%
April 67°F to 88°F
59%
May 65°F to 85°F
41%
June 61°F to 85°F
33%
July 59°F to 83°F
32%
August 61°F to 83°F
34%
September 61°F to 83°F
26%
October 65°F to 85°F
39%
November 67°F to 86°F
54%
December 68°F to 88°F
70%
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Madagascar by cities

Antananarivo

Best time to go to Antananarivo

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

Nosy Be

Best time to go to Nosy Be

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

Antsirabe

Best time to go to Antsirabe

The best months to go to Antsirabe are april, may, june, august and september.

Antsiranana

Best time to go to Antsiranana

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

Mahajanga

Best time to go to Mahajanga

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

Manakara

Best time to go to Manakara

The best months to go to Manakara are june, july, september, october and november.


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Climate and Weather in Madagascar

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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, Antsirabe, Antsiranana and Mahajanga, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

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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.
Antananarivo76°F76°F76°F74°F72°F68°F67°F68°F74°F79°F79°F79°F
Nosy Be90°F90°F90°F90°F90°F88°F86°F85°F85°F88°F90°F90°F
Antsirabe74°F72°F72°F72°F68°F65°F63°F67°F72°F74°F76°F76°F
Antsiranana88°F88°F90°F90°F90°F86°F86°F85°F86°F88°F90°F92°F
Mahajanga90°F90°F92°F94°F92°F90°F90°F88°F92°F94°F94°F94°F
Manakara90°F90°F90°F88°F86°F83°F81°F79°F81°F85°F86°F90°F
Sainte-Marie Island90°F88°F88°F86°F85°F81°F79°F79°F79°F83°F86°F90°F
Toamasina90°F90°F90°F88°F86°F83°F81°F79°F81°F85°F86°F90°F
Toliary95°F95°F95°F94°F90°F88°F86°F85°F90°F92°F94°F95°F
Fianarantsoa77°F77°F76°F74°F72°F68°F67°F70°F76°F79°F81°F79°F
Fort Dauphin92°F92°F92°F88°F86°F85°F81°F79°F83°F86°F88°F92°F
Sambava92°F92°F92°F90°F88°F85°F83°F81°F83°F86°F90°F92°F

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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, Antsirabe, Antsiranana, Mahajanga, Manakara, Sainte-Marie Island, Toamasina, and 4 other cities.

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

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