Weather & Climate – Andasibe-Mantadia NP

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

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 Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

Climate Chart Andasibe-Mantadia National Park – 800-1,233m / 2,625-4,045ft

* Averages based on 50 years of monthly climate data, taken from 1km² (0.39mi²) interpolated climate surfaces.
© chart & park data: SafariBookings. © climate grid data: WorldClim project. All rights reserved.

Andasibe-Mantadia is located in the highlands of Madagascar and has a cool, wet climate. The wet summer months, from November to April, see daytime temperatures of around 27°C/81°F and very high humidity. There is less rain in the drier winter months from May to October. Nighttime temperatures at this time average 11°C/52°F. Warm waterproof clothing is essential throughout the year.

Dry season May to October Winter

It is cool and less humid than in the Wet season. It can still rain anytime but downpours are less frequent. It gets quite cold at night with an average temperature of 11°C/52°F.

  • May – It rains less towards the end of the month. Afternoons are temperate with temperatures reaching 25°C/77°F, but evenings and early mornings are cooler with temperatures of around 13°C/55°F.
  • June, July, August & September – It cools down to daytime temperatures of 21°C/70°F in July and nights are cold at 9°C/48°F. It can still rain any day but showers are less frequent.
  • October – It starts to warm up slightly to an average daytime temperature of 25°C/77°F. Nights are less chilly at 13°C/55°F.

Wet season November to April Summer

The Wet season months are warm and humid. Because of the high altitude, it never gets really hot. It rains a lot and waterproof clothing is essential. Daytime temperatures average at 27°C/81°F.

  • November – This heralds the beginning of the rainy season. Rains usually start towards the end of November. It warms up a little and daytime temperatures reach 27°C/81°F.
  • December, January, February & March – The rainy season kicks in during December and most days see downpours. It is warm and very humid. Daytime temperatures reach 28°C/82°F.
  • April – Heavy rains stop and temperatures start to drop. In the daytime it gets to around 26°C/79°F and at night temperatures are around 15°C/59°F.

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