Weather & Climate – Bemaraha 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 Bemaraha National Park

Climate Chart Bemaraha National Park – 64-538m / 210-1,765ft

* 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.

Bemaraha NP has a hot, tropical climate. There are well-defined Wet and Dry seasons. 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, which is altogether more comfortable.

Dry season April to October – Winter

The Dry season months see little rain and humidity is low. The average daytime temperature is 31°C/88°F, which drops to around 17°C/63°F at night.

  • April – This is a shoulder month that marks the beginning of the Dry season. It is still hot with daytime temperatures averaging at 34°C/93°F.
  • May, June, July, August & September – It cools down a little to daytime temperatures of 29°C/84°F in July and nights are cooler at 16°C/61°F.
  • October – Temperatures increase slightly to an average of 32°C/90°F. The end of the month might see increased rainfall.

Wet season November to March – Summer

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

  • November – This is the beginning of the rainy season. Real tropical downpours usually won’t start before the end of November.
  • December, January & February – Sometime in December, the rainy season truly kicks in and most days see heavy downpours. January sees the peak of the rains. The humidity increases and the heat can be oppressive.
  • March – This is a shoulder month and the heavy rains tends to cease at the end of the month while the humidity decreases. In the daytime it gets to around 35°C/95°F and at night temperatures are around 19°C/66°F.

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