Climate Madagascar

Climate Southern Africa

Madagascar has different climate zones. On the coast, the climate is usually hot and humid, while in the highlands it is more temperate and dry.

There are two distinct seasons: the rainy season, which lasts from January to March, and the dry season from April to October.

Southeastern trade winds blow on the east coast throughout the year. In summer, from October to April, it is usually hot and rainy. The average temperature is about 29°C; during the day temperatures of 35°C are not uncommon. Between the end of December and the end of March tropical cyclones and cyclones can occur here.

The areas on the north and west coasts have dry east winds in winter and rain-laden monsoon winds in summer. During the rainy season it is very hot and humid, with average temperatures of 26°C. During the dry season temperatures are moderate

The south is very dry, rain falls very rarely (at monthly intervals). The climate there is very pleasant and can be compared to the climate on the Côte d'Azur.

The highlands (average altitude 1,400 m) have a pleasant climate with average temperatures of 20°C. The climate is very dry, rain only falls very rarely (at monthly intervals). The summer from October to April has pleasant temperatures that hardly exceed 30°C, with occasional heavy rains and thunderstorms. Winter is dry and cool, temperatures can drop to 5°C.

For the highlands - spring and autumn; for the east coast - July to November; for the west coast - July to September; for the south - all year round; for Nosy-Be (island) - June to October.


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