Weather & Climate – Ifotaka Forest

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 Ifotaka Forest

Climate Chart Ifotaka Community Forest

* 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.

The climate in Ifotaka Forest is hot and quite dry. There is however a Wet season from November to March. This is also the hottest time of the year with an average maximum day temperature of around 27°C/81°F. The cooler Dry season months from April to October are more comfortable.

Dry season April to October

Rain is rare and the average maximum day temperature is around 23°C/73°F in the Dry season. The humidity is low and conditions are overall very comfortable. Evenings and early mornings are cool with an average temperature of 13°C/55°F.

  • April – The beginning of April might still see some rain, but this usually falls away as the month progresses. It is warm in the afternoon with temperatures reaching 26°C/79°F, but evenings and 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 gradually warms up to an average daytime temperature of 24°C/75°F. Nights are cool at 15°C/59°F.

Wet season November to March

It is hot and humid in the Wet season. It rains on a regular basis and roads might become impassable. Daytime temperatures average at 27°C/81°F.

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

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