The best times to visit Antananarivo for ideal weather are
March 26th to October 7th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Antananarivo Travel Guide
Other Antananarivo Travel Info
Weather in Antananarivo
Average temperatures in Antananarivo vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 83rd percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Antananarivo, the hottest months are November, December, and then January. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid November where highs are regularly around 85.5°F (29.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 62.1°F (16.7°C) at night.
Antananarivo Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Antananarivo Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Antananarivo Perceived Temperature (F)
Antananarivo Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Antananarivo Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Antananarivo are July, August, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid April. For example, on the week of April 16th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid to late November with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of November 19th.
When can you find snow in Antananarivo? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Antananarivo.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Antananarivo (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Antananarivo has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is October (62.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (79.2%).
Wind in Antananarivo is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is July, followed by March and February. July’s average wind speed of around 0.1 knots (0.1 MPH or 0.1 KPH) is considered “very calm.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid July where average top sustained speeds reach 9.9 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Antananarivo.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Antananarivo?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Madagascar; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Antananarivo, Madagascar is May, followed by November and July. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Antananarivo in October. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Antananarivo Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 81°F (27.2°C) and 73.7°F (23.2°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 2 to 9 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Winter (June through August)
The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Antananarivo, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 85.5°F (29.7°C) and 74.1°F (23.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 0 to 10 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Antananarivo to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 82.6°F (28.1°C) and 78.1°F (25.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 11 to 14 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.