The best times to visit Antsiranana for ideal weather are

May 7th to September 16th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


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Weather in Antsiranana

Temperature

Average temperatures in Antsiranana vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 23rd 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 Antsiranana, the hottest months are December, November, and then April. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early December where highs are regularly around 91.7°F (33.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 73.5°F (23.1°C) at night.

Antsiranana Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Antsiranana 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.

Antsiranana Perceived Temperature (F)

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Antsiranana Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Antsiranana 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 88.5 81 73.3
Feb 88.4 80.9 73
Mar 89 81 72.4
Apr 89.6 81.5 72.1
May 88.9 80.5 70.7
Jun 86.9 78.4 68.2
Jul 86 77.2 66.6
Aug 86.1 77.5 67
Sep 87.3 78.6 68
Oct 89.3 80.5 70
Nov 90.9 82 72.1
Dec 90.9 82.4 73.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 31.4 27.2 22.9
Feb 31.3 27.2 22.8
Mar 31.7 27.2 22.4
Apr 32 27.5 22.3
May 31.6 26.9 21.5
Jun 30.5 25.8 20.1
Jul 30 25.1 19.2
Aug 30.1 25.3 19.4
Sep 30.7 25.9 20
Oct 31.8 26.9 21.1
Nov 32.7 27.8 22.3
Dec 32.7 28 22.9

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Antsiranana are June, October, and then May. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid May. For example, on the week of May 7th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early February with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of February 5th.

When can you find snow in Antsiranana? 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 Antsiranana.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Antsiranana (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 41% 0 8.7
Feb 41% 0 6.7
Mar 29% 0 5.4
Apr 14% 0 2.2
May 3% 0 0.3
Jun 3% 0 0.5
Jul 5% 0 0.5
Aug 4% 0 0.4
Sep 5% 0 0.4
Oct 3% 0 0.4
Nov 10% 0 1.7
Dec 19% 0 2.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 41 0 22.1
Feb 41 0 17
Mar 29 0 13.7
Apr 14 0 5.6
May 3 0 0.8
Jun 3 0 1.3
Jul 5 0 1.3
Aug 4 0 1
Sep 5 0 1
Oct 3 0 1
Nov 10 0 4.3
Dec 19 0 7.1

 

Humidity and Wind

Antsiranana has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is August (52.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (77.1%).

Wind in Antsiranana is usually stronger than many places. The windiest month is September, followed by August and July. September’s average wind speed of around 16.3 knots (18.8 MPH or 30.2 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early September where average top sustained speeds reach 22.4 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Antsiranana.

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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 6.3 Light breeze 14.3 Significant breeze
Feb 4.6 Light breeze 12.4 Significant breeze
Mar 5.9 Light breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Apr 9.2 Gentle breeze 15.6 Significant breeze
May 13.2 Significant breeze 19.5 Significant breeze
Jun 13.5 Significant breeze 19 Strong breeze
Jul 14.6 Significant breeze 20.2 Significant breeze
Aug 16.3 Significant breeze 21.2 Strong breeze
Sep 16.3 Significant breeze 21.5 Significant breeze
Oct 13.8 Significant breeze 18.9 Strong breeze
Nov 11.8 Significant breeze 17.6 Significant breeze
Dec 7.3 Gentle breeze 14.5 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 74.5%
Feb 77.1%
Mar 73.6%
Apr 66%
May 60.3%
Jun 54.8%
Jul 52.7%
Aug 52.5%
Sep 55.2%
Oct 57.8%
Nov 62.7%
Dec 66.6%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Antsiranana?

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 Antsiranana, 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 Antsiranana 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 Antsiranana Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 89.8°F (32.1°C) and 88°F (31.1°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 1 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 very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with about 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Antsiranana, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 91.7°F (33.2°C) and 86.7°F (30.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 3 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 Antsiranana to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 91.3°F (32.9°C) and 87.7°F (30.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 6 to 13 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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