Weather & Climate – Kirindy Forest

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 Kirindy Forest

Climate Chart Kirindy 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.

Kirindy Forest has a hot, tropical climate with well-defined Dry and Wet seasons. The Dry season months are April to November, while December to March mark the Wet season. It is hot throughout the year, but slightly lower temperatures and decreased humidity make the Dry season months more comfortable.

Dry season April to November – Winter

The Dry season months see almost no rain and humidity is low. The average daytime temperature is 30°C/86°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 still very hot with daytime temperatures averaging at 33°C/91°F.
  • May, June, July, August & September – It cools down a little to daytime temperatures of 27°C/81°F in July and nights are cooler at 16°C/61°F.
  • October & November – Temperatures increase to an average of 32°C/90°F in November. The end of November might see a little rain.

Wet season December 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.

  • December – This is the beginning of the rainy season. Real tropical downpours usually won’t start before the end the month.
  • January & February – These are the hottest and wettest months. Daytime temperatures average at 35°C/95°F, but peak temperatures can be much higher. The humidity can make the heat very uncomfortable.
  • March – The heavy rains tend to cease at the end of the month while the humidity decreases. In the daytime, it gets to around 34°C/93°F and at night temperatures are about 20°C/68°F.

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