The best times to visit Mahajanga for ideal weather are
May 21st to September 30th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Mahajanga Travel Guide
Other Mahajanga Travel Info
Weather in Mahajanga
Average temperatures in Mahajanga 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 20th 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 Mahajanga, the hottest months are November, December, and then April. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid November where highs are regularly around 94.1°F (34.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.2°F (24.6°C) at night.
Mahajanga Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Mahajanga 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.
Mahajanga Perceived Temperature (F)
Mahajanga Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Mahajanga 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 Mahajanga are June, August, and then July. 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 Mahajanga? 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 Mahajanga.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Mahajanga (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
Mahajanga has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is August (51.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (80.8%).
Wind in Mahajanga is usually calm. The windiest month is October, followed by November and September. October’s average wind speed of around 7.7 knots (8.8 MPH or 14.2 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 late October to early November where average top sustained speeds reach 14.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Mahajanga.
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||7.2||Gentle breeze||13.1||Significant breeze|
|Feb||6.8||Light breeze||12.8||Significant breeze|
|Mar||6.3||Light breeze||12.2||Significant breeze|
|Apr||5.7||Light breeze||11.3||Significant breeze|
|May||5.8||Light breeze||11.2||Significant breeze|
|Jun||6.2||Light breeze||12.3||Significant breeze|
|Jul||6.5||Light breeze||12.7||Significant breeze|
|Aug||7.3||Gentle breeze||13.6||Significant breeze|
|Sep||7.5||Gentle breeze||14.1||Significant breeze|
|Oct||7.7||Gentle breeze||14.1||Significant breeze|
|Nov||7.5||Gentle breeze||13.6||Significant breeze|
|Dec||6.4||Light breeze||12.2||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Mahajanga?
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 Mahajanga, 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 Mahajanga 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 Mahajanga Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 93.1°F (33.9°C) and 89.7°F (32.1°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 0 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 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Mahajanga, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 94.1°F (34.5°C) and 91.1°F (32.8°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 5 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 Mahajanga to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 91.6°F (33.1°C) and 88.2°F (31.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a very great amount: 9 to 18 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.