​Weather & Climate – Andohahela NP

Philip Briggs
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 Andohahela National Park

Climate Chart Andohahela National Park – 78-1,907m / 256-6,257ft

* 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.

Andohahela National Park consists of three different sections. The rainforest in the east is warm and wet. The spiny forest in the west is hot and dry. The most-visited area is the transition area in the middle, which is warm to hot with rainfall between the wet and dry sections. April to October sees little rain, while November to March is considerably wetter.

Dry season April to October Winter

It is cooler and less humid than in the Wet season. It doesn’t rain very often and the average maximum day temperature is around 23°C/73°F.

  • April – The beginning of the month might still see a lot of rain, but it dwindles towards the end of the month. Afternoons are warm with temperatures reaching 26°C/79°F, but early mornings are cool with temperatures of around 15°C/59°F.
  • May, June, July, August & September – The long Dry season has a temperate climate. The coolest month is July with an average maximum of 21°C/70°F.
  • October – It starts to warm up slightly to an average daytime temperature of 24°C/75°F. Nights are comfortable at 15°C/59°F.

Wet season November to March Summer

The Wet season months are humid and warm. It can rain anytime so waterproof clothing is essential. Daytime temperatures average 27°C/81°F.

  • November – This is a shoulder month that marks the beginning of the rainy season. It warms up a little and daytime temperatures reach 26°C/79°F.
  • December, January, February & March – In December the rainy season kicks in and it rains most days. It is warm and very humid. Daytime temperatures reach 27°C/81°F.

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