Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Insight guide to Madagascar.
Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Insight Guide to Madagascar.
Philip is the author of the Insight Guide to Madagascar.
Climate Chart Amber Mountain National Park – 387-1,392m / 1,270-4,567ft
Amber Mountain National Park (Parc National Montagne d’Ambre) has its own tropical micro-climate. Temperatures are quite uniform throughout the year, but there is a well-defined Wet and Dry season. November to April are the wet summer months. At this time the average daytime temperature is around 29°C/84°F. May to October are the dry winter months and temperatures are a little bit lower at this time.
Dry season–May to October–Winter
The Dry season months see little rain and temperatures are quite uniform throughout. The average daytime temperature is 27°C/81°F, which drops to around 17°C/63°F at night.
May – This is the beginning of the Dry season. It is still hot with daytime temperatures averaging at 29°C/84°F.
June, July, August & September – It cools down a little to daytime temperatures of 26°C/81°F in July and nights are cooler at 16°C/61°F. July might see a little bit of rain, but showers are rare.
October – Temperatures increase slightly to an average of 28°C/82°F. The end of the month might see increased rainfall.
Wet season–November to April–Summer
The Wet season months are humid and hot. It rains a lot and waterproof clothing is essential. Daytime temperatures average at 29°C/84°F.
November – This is the beginning of the rainy season. Real tropical downpours usually start towards the end of November.
December, January, February & March – In December the rainy season really kicks in and most days see heavy downpours. January sees the peak of the rains. The humidity increases and the heat is oppressive during this time.
April – The heavy rains cease and the humidity decreases. In the daytime it gets to around 29°C/84°F and at night temperatures are around 19°C/66°F.