Weather & Climate – Ankarafantsika 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 Ankarafantsika National Park

Climate Chart Ankarafantsika National Park – 21-342m / 69-1,122ft

* 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.

Ankarafantsika NP has a hot, tropical climate. The Dry season months are April to October, while November to March mark the Wet season. It is hot throughout the year, but the temperatures are a few degrees lower in the Dry season months. The slightly cooler days and lower humidity make these months more comfortable.

Dry season April to October – Winter

The Dry season months see little rain and humidity is low. The average daytime temperature is 32°C/90°F, which drops to around 18°C/64°F at night.

  • April – This is a shoulder month that marks the beginning of the Dry season. It is hot with daytime temperatures averaging 34°C/93°F.
  • May, June, July, August & September – It cools down a little to daytime temperatures of 31°C/88°F in July and nights are cooler at 19°C/66°F.
  • October – Temperatures increase slightly to an average of 33°C/91°F. The end of the month might see a little rain.

Wet season November to March – Summer

The Wet season months are humid and hot. Daytime temperatures average at 34°C/93°F, but they can peak much higher.

  • November – The end of November marks the beginning of the Wet season.
  • December, January & February – Sometime in December, the rainy season really starts. January is the wettest month. The humidity increases and although temperatures are only a little bit higher than in the Dry season months, the heat is much more oppressive.
  • March – This is a shoulder month and the heavy downpours tend to cease at the end of the month. Humidity decreases, too. In the daytime it gets to around 33°C/91°F and at night temperatures are around 21°C/70°F.

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