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 26° till 20° degrees in the next 14 days with a few days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

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

Weather forecast this week

Thursday 2 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
23°
16°
3.1 mm 50% 4 m/s 2
Friday 3 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
14°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 3
Saturday 4 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
14°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 3
Sunday 5 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
15°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 3
Monday 6 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
16°
0.1 mm 20% 3 m/s 3
Tuesday 7 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
15°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 3
Wednesday 8 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
15°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 3

Weather forecast next week

Thursday 9 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
15°
0 mm 0% 3 m/s 3
Friday 10 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
16°
5.6 mm 65% 3 m/s 3
Saturday 11 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
24°
19°
8.1 mm 75% 2 m/s 4
Sunday 12 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
23°
19°
10.1 mm 75% 3 m/s 3
Monday 13 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
20°
18°
7.3 mm 90% 3 m/s 3
Tuesday 14 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
15°
3.4 mm 75% 3 m/s 3
Wednesday 15 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
20°
17°
3.8 mm 55% 3 m/s 3

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 11,451 km from New Zealand (Wellington → Antananarivo).

How long is the flight to Madagascar?

The flight time from Auckland Airport to Madagascar is approximately 14 h. 50 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 bigger 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 2 December 2021

  • 1 Malagasy ariary = 2,704.39 New Zealand dollar
  • 1 New Zealand dollar = 0.000 Malagasy ariary
  • 10 Malagasy ariary = 27,043.95 New Zealand dollar
  • 10 New Zealand dollar = 0.004 Malagasy ariary
  • 100 Malagasy ariary = 270,439.47 New Zealand dollar
  • 100 New Zealand dollar = 0.037 Malagasy ariary

What is the area code of Madagascar?

The area code to call Madagascar is +261.