The best times to visit Madagascar for ideal weather are

May 28th 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 Madagascar Travel Info

Weather in Madagascar


Average temperatures in Madagascar vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 34th 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 Madagascar, the hottest months are December, January, and then November. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid December where highs are regularly around 88.5°F (31.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 71.3°F (21.8°C) at night.

Madagascar Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Madagascar Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Madagascar Perceived Temperature (F)


Madagascar Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Madagascar 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 87 79.2 71.8
Feb 86.5 78.9 71.7
Mar 87 79 70.7
Apr 86.5 77.9 69
May 84.5 75.3 65.6
Jun 81.9 72.2 62.1
Jul 80 70.4 60.3
Aug 81.1 71.6 61.1
Sep 83.8 74.1 63.1
Oct 86.3 77 66.5
Nov 87.9 79.1 69.4
Dec 88.3 80 71.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 30.6 26.2 22.1
Feb 30.3 26.1 22.1
Mar 30.6 26.1 21.5
Apr 30.3 25.5 20.6
May 29.2 24.1 18.7
Jun 27.7 22.3 16.7
Jul 26.7 21.3 15.7
Aug 27.3 22 16.2
Sep 28.8 23.4 17.3
Oct 30.2 25 19.2
Nov 31.1 26.2 20.8
Dec 31.3 26.7 21.7



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Madagascar are September, August, and then June. 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 October. For example, on the week of October 8th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early January with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of January 1st.

When can you find snow in Madagascar? 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 Madagascar.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 49% 0 15.3
Feb 50% 0 11.8
Mar 36% 0 11.3
Apr 21% 0 4.4
May 13% 0 2.4
Jun 13% 0 2.2
Jul 15% 0 2.5
Aug 13% 0 2.1
Sep 10% 0 1.3
Oct 13% 0 2.6
Nov 20% 0 3.8
Dec 27% 0 6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 49 0 38.9
Feb 50 0 30
Mar 36 0 28.7
Apr 21 0 11.2
May 13 0 6.1
Jun 13 0 5.6
Jul 15 0 6.4
Aug 13 0 5.3
Sep 10 0 3.3
Oct 13 0 6.6
Nov 20 0 9.7
Dec 27 0 15.2


Humidity and Wind

Madagascar has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is September (58.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (76.3%).

Wind in Madagascar is usually calm. The windiest month is September, followed by August and October. September’s average wind speed of around 5.9 knots (6.8 MPH or 11 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late August to early September where average top sustained speeds reach 11.6 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 4.8 Light breeze 10.2 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.2 Light breeze 10.4 Gentle breeze
Mar 4.6 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.7 Light breeze 9.4 Gentle breeze
May 4.7 Light breeze 9.4 Gentle breeze
Jun 5.2 Light breeze 9.9 Gentle breeze
Jul 5.5 Light breeze 10.4 Gentle breeze
Aug 5.8 Light breeze 10.7 Gentle breeze
Sep 5.9 Light breeze 11.5 Gentle breeze
Oct 5.7 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze
Nov 5.2 Light breeze 10.3 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.6 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 75.5%
Feb 76.3%
Mar 72.4%
Apr 69.5%
May 66.7%
Jun 63.4%
Jul 62.6%
Aug 60.9%
Sep 58.9%
Oct 60.6%
Nov 63.7%
Dec 67.3%


Is it Safe to Travel to Madagascar?

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 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 Madagascar 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

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 very reliable. 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 Madagascar Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 87.5°F (30.8°C) and 83.3°F (28.5°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 11 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 the least precipitation with 4 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Madagascar, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 88.2°F (31.2°C) and 81.5°F (27.5°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 6 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 Madagascar to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 88.5°F (31.4°C) and 86.4°F (30.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 8 to 15 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.


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