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.

 

 


Other Antananarivo Travel Info

Weather in Antananarivo

Temperature

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)

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Antananarivo Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

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)

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Antananarivo Perceived Temperature (C)

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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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 80 71.4 64.3
Feb 79.1 70.9 63.9
Mar 80 70.7 62.4
Apr 78.8 69.8 60.9
May 75.1 66.1 57.3
Jun 71.1 61.7 52.4
Jul 69.9 60.8 51.5
Aug 72.9 63.1 52.7
Sep 75.6 64.9 53.6
Oct 81.3 69.9 58.2
Nov 83.3 72.7 62.1
Dec 81.8 72.4 63.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 26.7 21.9 17.9
Feb 26.2 21.6 17.7
Mar 26.7 21.5 16.9
Apr 26 21 16.1
May 23.9 18.9 14.1
Jun 21.7 16.5 11.3
Jul 21.1 16 10.8
Aug 22.7 17.3 11.5
Sep 24.2 18.3 12
Oct 27.4 21.1 14.6
Nov 28.5 22.6 16.7
Dec 27.7 22.4 17.3

 


 

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.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Antananarivo (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 46% 0 10.4
Feb 48% 0 9.1
Mar 29% 0 5.8
Apr 6% 0 2.3
May 7% 0 0.9
Jun 2% 0 0.1
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0.1
Sep 0% 0 0
Oct 10% 0 1.1
Nov 33% 0 6.8
Dec 34% 0 8.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 46 0 26.4
Feb 48 0 23.1
Mar 29 0 14.7
Apr 6 0 5.8
May 7 0 2.3
Jun 2 0 0.3
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0.3
Sep 0 0 0
Oct 10 0 2.8
Nov 33 0 17.3
Dec 34 0 22.1

 

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.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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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
Jan 0 Still 0 Still
Feb 0 Still 3.9 Barely noticeable
Mar 0.1 Still 7.8 Still
Apr 0 Still 0 Still
May 0 Still 0 Still
Jun 0 Still 0 Still
Jul 0.1 Still 9.9 Still
Aug 0 Still 0 Still
Sep 0 Still 0 Still
Oct 0 Still 0 Still
Nov 0 Still 0 Still
Dec 0 Still 0 Still

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 74.3%
Feb 79.2%
Mar 68.2%
Apr 69.6%
May 66.2%
Jun 68.1%
Jul 68.1%
Aug 64.2%
Sep 63.6%
Oct 62.1%
Nov 65.1%
Dec 63.1%

 

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

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 44.3 in October means 44.3% of the tourists vs. May.

 

 

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.

 

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