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.
Nosy Saba Travel Guide
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Weather in Nosy Saba
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)
Nosy Saba 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.
Nosy Saba Perceived Temperature (F)
Nosy Saba Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|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 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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Nosy Saba (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
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.
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||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|
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
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.