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.



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)


“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.

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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 88.8 81.3 75.1
Feb 88.8 81.5 75.5
Mar 90.9 82.4 75.4
Apr 92.3 82.5 74.3
May 91.5 80.5 70.8
Jun 89.4 77.7 67.4
Jul 88.7 76.7 66
Aug 90 77.7 66.7
Sep 91.8 79.3 69.1
Oct 92.9 81.8 72.9
Nov 92.5 83.2 75.6
Dec 90.9 83.1 76.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 31.6 27.4 23.9
Feb 31.6 27.5 24.2
Mar 32.7 28 24.1
Apr 33.5 28.1 23.5
May 33.1 26.9 21.6
Jun 31.9 25.4 19.7
Jul 31.5 24.8 18.9
Aug 32.2 25.4 19.3
Sep 33.2 26.3 20.6
Oct 33.8 27.7 22.7
Nov 33.6 28.4 24.2
Dec 32.7 28.4 24.6



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.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 57% 0 17.5
Feb 53% 0 12.9
Mar 30% 0 6.6
Apr 12% 0 2.4
May 1% 0 0.1
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 1% 0 0.1
Oct 3% 0 1.3
Nov 17% 0 3.9
Dec 28% 0 6.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 57 0 44.5
Feb 53 0 32.8
Mar 30 0 16.8
Apr 12 0 6.1
May 1 0 0.3
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 1 0 0.3
Oct 3 0 3.3
Nov 17 0 9.9
Dec 28 0 16.5


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.

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 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
Jan 80.3%
Feb 80.8%
Mar 75%
Apr 68.3%
May 62.3%
Jun 56.1%
Jul 51.9%
Aug 51.3%
Sep 53.1%
Oct 58.5%
Nov 65.8%
Dec 72.2%


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

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 somewhat 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 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.


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