Weather & Climate – Ranomafana 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 Ranomafana National Park

Climate Chart Ranomafana National Park – 611-1,330m / 2,005-4,364ft

* 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.

Ranomafana has a warm to temperate, wet climate. The wet summer months, from November to April, see daytime temperatures of around 26°C/79°F and very high humidity. Nights are cooler at an average of 15°C/59°F. Rain occurs much less often in the drier winter months from May to October. Nighttime temperatures at this time average at 11°C/52°F.

Dry season May to October – Winter

It is cool and less humid than in the Wet season. It can still rain anytime but downpours are less frequent. It gets quite cold at night with an average temperature of 11°C/52°F.

  • May – Rainfall is easing. Afternoons are temperate with temperatures reaching 23°C/73°F, but evenings and early mornings are cool with temperatures of around 11°C/52°F.
  • June, July, August & September – It cools down to daytime temperatures of 20°C/68°F in July, and nights are chilly at 8°C/46°F. Rain is infrequent.
  • October – It starts to warm up slightly to an average daytime temperature of 25°C/77°F. Nights are less chilly at 13°C/55°F.

Wet season November to April – Summer

The Wet season months are warm and humid. The high altitude keeps it from getting too hot. It rains a lot and waterproof clothing is essential. Daytime temperatures average at 26°C/79°F.

  • November – This is a shoulder month that marks the beginning of the rainy season. Rains usually start towards the end of the month. It warms up a little and daytime temperatures reach 26°C/79°F.
  • December, January, February & March – In December the rainy season truly begins and it rains most days, although not usually the whole day. It is warm and very humid. Daytime temperatures reach 27°C/81°F.
  • April – The heavy rains cease and temperatures start to drop. In the daytime it gets to around 25°C/77°F and at night temperatures are around 14°C/57°F.

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