The best times to visit Ile Sainte-Marie for ideal weather are
June 4th to September 23rd
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Ile Sainte-Marie Travel Guide
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Weather in Ile Sainte-Marie
Average temperatures in Ile Sainte-Marie vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 19th 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 Ile Sainte-Marie, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid February where highs are regularly around 88.9°F (31.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 78.9°F (26.1°C) at night.
Ile Sainte-Marie Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Ile Sainte-Marie 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.
Ile Sainte-Marie Perceived Temperature (F)
Ile Sainte-Marie Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Ile Sainte-Marie 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 Ile Sainte-Marie are October, November, 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 late October. For example, on the week of October 22nd there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid June with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of June 11th.
When can you find snow in Ile Sainte-Marie? 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 Ile Sainte-Marie.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Ile Sainte-Marie (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
Ile Sainte-Marie has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is September (69.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is April (78.6%).
Wind in Ile Sainte-Marie is usually moderate. The windiest month is July, followed by June and August. July’s average wind speed of around 9.7 knots (11.2 MPH or 18 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid July where average top sustained speeds reach 14.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Ile Sainte-Marie.
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|
|Jan||7.4||Gentle breeze||10.8||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||7.9||Gentle breeze||11.3||Significant breeze|
|Mar||6.6||Light breeze||9.7||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||7.5||Gentle breeze||10.6||Gentle breeze|
|May||7.3||Gentle breeze||10.1||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||9.4||Gentle breeze||12.6||Significant breeze|
|Jul||9.7||Gentle breeze||12.4||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||9||Gentle breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
|Sep||7.5||Gentle breeze||10.2||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||7.3||Gentle breeze||10.4||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||5.8||Light breeze||9.2||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||7||Gentle breeze||10.6||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Ile Sainte-Marie?
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 Ile Sainte-Marie, 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 Ile Sainte-Marie 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 Ile Sainte-Marie Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 86°F (30°C) and 81.2°F (27.3°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is frequent with 14 to 19 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 comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 14 to 18 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Ile Sainte-Marie, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 85.3°F (29.6°C) and 79°F (26.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 8 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 Ile Sainte-Marie to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 88.9°F (31.6°C) and 85.8°F (29.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a very great amount: 9 to 16 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.