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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 – 21-342m / 69-1,122ft
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.