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When is the best time to visit Madagascar?

The best time to visit Madagascar (Antananarivo) is September, October and November based on the following average weather conditions.

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  • 26°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Madagascar (Antananarivo)26
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  • 26°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Madagascar (Antananarivo)26
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  • 25°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Madagascar (Antananarivo)25
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  • 25°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Madagascar (Antananarivo)25
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  • 23°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Madagascar (Antananarivo)23
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  • 20°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Madagascar (Antananarivo)20
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  • 20°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Madagascar (Antananarivo)20
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  • 20°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Madagascar (Antananarivo)20
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  • 23°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Madagascar (Antananarivo)23
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  • 25°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Madagascar (Antananarivo)25
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  • 26°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Madagascar (Antananarivo)26
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  • 26°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Madagascar (Antananarivo)26
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The weather guide for Madagascar (Antananarivo) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Madagascar weather overview

On the island of Madagascar you should be prepared for anything.

Vast beaches, high mountains, extinct volcanoes - it's got the lot, and a mixture of tropical weather to match. Thanks to the trade winds, the east coast has heavy rain all year but the rainy season for the central plateau and the rest of the island is from November to March.

The western and southern lowlands are drier and warmer. In fact, warm temperatures prevail across the island, except in the mountains.

What to pack for Madagascar weather

Take light clothes with warmer attire for evenings and mountain visits. Always pack rainwear-just in case!

Which is the hottest month in Madagascar?

The hottest time of year in Antananarivo, Madagascar is normally February. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 26°C with low heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Madagascar?

In terms of rainfall, December is usually the wettest month in Antananarivo, Madagascar with 310mm on average. There are normally 21 days in December with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Madagascar?

The sunniest time of year in Antananarivo, Madagascar is normally September with bright sunshine on average for 68% of daylight hours; that's 8 hours of sunshine per day.

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