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Antananarivo Climate & Temperature

  • Antananarivo, Madagascar is at 18°48'S, 47°29'E, 1276 m (4186 ft). See map.
  • Antananarivo has a humid subtropical mild summer climate that is mild with dry winters, mild rainy summers and moderate seasonality. This climate is usually found in the highlands of some tropical countries. (Köppen-Geiger classification: Cwb).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Antananarivo is situated in or near the subtropical moist forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 17.9 degrees Celsius (64.3 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 6.6 °C (11.9°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype truly hyperoceanic.
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 20.8°C (69.5°F) on average falling to 9.7°C (49.5°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 25.3°C (77.6°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 12.8°C (55°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 26.4°C (79.6°F) and average low temperatures are 16.5°C (61.8°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 24.8°C (76.6°F) during the day and lows of 14.5°C (58.2°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1456.3 mm (57.3 inches) which is equivalent to 1456.3 Litres/m² (35.72 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 2690 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Antananarivo you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Santa Barbara, Ca, Usa where you would find a Mediterranean climate.

Climate Variable Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) 20 (69) 21 (70) 24 (74) 26 (78) 27 (80) 26 (80) 26 (80) 27 (80) 26 (79) 25 (77) 23 (74) 21 (70) 24 (76)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) 14 (57) 15 (58) 16 (61) 19 (65) 20 (67) 20 (68) 21 (69) 21 (69) 20 (68) 19 (67) 17 (62) 15 (58) 18 (64)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) 10 (49) 10 (49) 11 (51) 13 (55) 15 (59) 16 (61) 17 (62) 17 (62) 16 (61) 15 (59) 12 (54) 10 (50) 13 (56)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) 11 (0) 10 (0) 11 (0) 76 (3) 188 (7) 310 (12) 274 (11) 279 (11) 204 (8) 65 (3) 23 (1) 8 (0) 1456 (57)
rain days iconNumber of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day) 10 (32%) 9 (29%) 6 (20%) 7 (23%) 14 (47%) 20 (65%) 22 (71%) 18 (64%) 19 (61%) 10 (33%) 9 (29%) 10 (33%)   154 (42%)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day 06:58 07:42 08:18 08:46 07:28 06:42 06:34 07:15 06:15 07:52 07:27 07:04   07:21
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day 11h 06' 11h 29' 12h 01' 12h 33' 13h 00' 13h 13' 13h 06' 12h 44' 12h 13' 11h 41' 11h 13' 11h 00'   12h 00'
sunny or cloudy iconPercentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 63 (37) 68 (32) 70 (30) 71 (29) 58 (42) 51 (49) 51 (49) 57 (43) 52 (48) 68 (32) 67 (33) 65 (35)   61 (39)
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 50.7 59.1 70.5 81.1 86.5 85.3 87.1 81.1 70.9 59.3 51 47.8   69.2

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