Madagascar weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Madagascar

The best time to visit in Madagascar is from March until May and August until December, when you will have a pleasant temperature and limited till mediocre rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Madagascar is 25°C in October and the lowest is 18°C in July.

Madagascar has the moderate climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Madagascar or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Madagascar by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 24 24 24 22 21 19 18 20 22 25 25 25
Precipitation (mm) 175 165 123 17 4 5 4 3 3 30 92 140
Climate data from city: Antananarivo

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14 day weather forecast Madagascar

The weather for in Madagascar will be 32° till 31° degrees in the next 14 days with a few days chance of light rain showers.

The weather forecast for Madagascar is based on the weather conditions in the city of Antananarivo.

Weather forecast this week

Tuesday 26 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
12°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 12
Wednesday 27 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
11°
0.1 mm 20% 2 m/s 11
Thursday 28 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
15°
0.6 mm 15% 3 m/s 12
Friday 29 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
13°
0.6 mm 15% 3 m/s 11
Saturday 30 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
13°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 12
Sunday 31 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
13°
0.1 mm 20% 2 m/s 12
Monday 1 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
14°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 12

Weather forecast next week

Tuesday 2 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
14°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 10
Wednesday 3 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
15°
3.1 mm 50% 2 m/s 7
Thursday 4 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
14°
2.9 mm 50% 2 m/s 7
Friday 5 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
13°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 7
Saturday 6 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
13°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 7
Sunday 7 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
14°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 7
Monday 8 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
13°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 7

Climate Madagascar

Madagascar has the moderate climate prevailing. There is a lot of rainfall in the summer, and in the winter it is quite dry again. The average annual temperature for Madagascar is 22° degrees and there is about 760 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 180 days a year with an average humidity of 80% and an UV-index of 5.

Climate table of Madagascar

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 24 24 24 22 21 19 18 20 22 25 25 25
Night temp. (°C) 16 16 16 14 12 10 9 10 11 14 16 16
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 175 165 123 17 4 5 4 3 3 30 92 140
Days with rain 25 24 23 12 5 4 3 3 4 12 19 24
Dry days 6 4 8 18 26 26 28 28 26 19 11 7
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 9 9 8 7 7 7 7 9 9 11 11
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2
UV-index 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 5 5 5 5
Climate data from city: Antananarivo

Madagascar weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Madagascar? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Madagascar?

Madagascar lies in a straight line about 3,280 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Antananarivo).

How long is the flight to Madagascar?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Madagascar is approximately 5 h. 10 min.

What are the largest airports in Madagascar?

These are the largest airports in Madagascar:

How many inhabitants are there in Madagascar?

Madagascar has approximately 25,571,000 inhabitants.

How big is Madagascar?

The area of Madagascar is around 587,040 km². It is 2,5x smaller than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Madagascar?

The capital of Madagascar is Antananarivo.

What is the currency of Madagascar?

In Madagascar the Malagasy ariary (MGA) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 26 October 2021

  • 1 Malagasy ariary = 253.57 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 0.004 Malagasy ariary
  • 10 Malagasy ariary = 2,535.70 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 0.039 Malagasy ariary
  • 100 Malagasy ariary = 25,357.04 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 0.39 Malagasy ariary

What is the area code of Madagascar?

The area code to call Madagascar is +261.