The best times to visit Nosy Saba for ideal weather are

April 23rd to October 14th

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 Nosy Saba

Temperature

Average temperatures in Nosy Saba 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 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 Nosy Saba, the hottest months are November, October, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid November where highs are regularly around 99.6°F (37.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 74°F (23.3°C) at night.

Nosy Saba Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Nosy Saba 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.

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Nosy Saba Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Nosy Saba 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 92.6 82.6 74.2
Feb 92.3 82.9 74.5
Mar 93.8 84 74
Apr 94.6 84.8 72.7
May 93.9 83.7 69.8
Jun 91.3 81 66.4
Jul 90.8 80 64.7
Aug 92.3 81.1 65.5
Sep 95.2 83.5 67.1
Oct 98.8 86.5 71.7
Nov 98.6 87 73.9
Dec 95.7 85.9 75

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 33.7 28.1 23.4
Feb 33.5 28.3 23.6
Mar 34.3 28.9 23.3
Apr 34.8 29.3 22.6
May 34.4 28.7 21
Jun 32.9 27.2 19.1
Jul 32.7 26.7 18.2
Aug 33.5 27.3 18.6
Sep 35.1 28.6 19.5
Oct 37.1 30.3 22.1
Nov 37 30.6 23.3
Dec 35.4 29.9 23.9

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Nosy Saba are July, June, and then August. 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 January with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of January 1st.

When can you find snow in Nosy Saba? 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 Nosy Saba.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Nosy Saba (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 63% 0 19.4
Feb 48% 0 11.7
Mar 36% 0 11.3
Apr 13% 0 2.2
May 3% 0 0.4
Jun 1% 0 0.1
Jul 1% 0 0
Aug 3% 0 0.3
Sep 3% 0 0.9
Oct 8% 0 1
Nov 22% 0 4.5
Dec 33% 0 7.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 63 0 49.3
Feb 48 0 29.7
Mar 36 0 28.7
Apr 13 0 5.6
May 3 0 1
Jun 1 0 0.3
Jul 1 0 0
Aug 3 0 0.8
Sep 3 0 2.3
Oct 8 0 2.5
Nov 22 0 11.4
Dec 33 0 18.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Nosy Saba has some very humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is September (35% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (70.5%).

Wind in Nosy Saba is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is September, followed by July and August. September’s average wind speed of around 5.4 knots (6.2 MPH or 10 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 early August where average top sustained speeds reach 9.1 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 2.6 Barely noticeable 6 Light breeze
Feb 2.8 Barely noticeable 6 Light breeze
Mar 2.5 Barely noticeable 5.4 Light breeze
Apr 3 Barely noticeable 5.4 Light breeze
May 3.6 Barely noticeable 6.2 Light breeze
Jun 4.7 Light breeze 7.4 Gentle breeze
Jul 5.3 Light breeze 8.1 Light breeze
Aug 5.2 Light breeze 8.5 Gentle breeze
Sep 5.4 Light breeze 8.6 Light breeze
Oct 4.7 Light breeze 8.5 Gentle breeze
Nov 4 Light breeze 7.5 Light breeze
Dec 3.2 Barely noticeable 6.3 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 70.5%
Feb 69.6%
Mar 63.4%
Apr 55%
May 48.1%
Jun 43.1%
Jul 39.5%
Aug 37.7%
Sep 35%
Oct 37.9%
Nov 46.5%
Dec 57.2%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Nosy Saba?

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 Nosy Saba, 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 Nosy Saba 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 Nosy Saba Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 94.9°F (34.9°C) and 92.9°F (33.8°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 1 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 quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Nosy Saba, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 99.6°F (37.6°C) and 93.9°F (34.4°C), which will feel warmer than comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 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 Nosy Saba to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 96.4°F (35.8°C) and 91.7°F (33.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a very great amount: 10 to 20 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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