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The climate of Mahajanga (Madagascar)
Mahajanga is located in the northwestern part of Madagascar in the province of Mahajanga on the banks of the Betsiboka River. Mahajanga is the capital of the Boeny region. Mahajanga has an international airport with flights to and from the Comoros and Mayotte. The city is a large transshipment port and therefore the economic center of the region. In the vicinity of the city several rice and coffee plantations can be found. The city is situated in the vicinity of the Bombetoka Bay where the largest mangrove forests of Madagascar can be found. Mahajanga has a tropical savannah climate with warm days all year round and low annual precipitation figures. Temperatures are just above 30 degrees Celsius all year round. During the night temperatures are around 23 degrees Celsius. Most precipitation falls from November till April, the rest of the year is reasonably dry. There is a risk of tropical storms and hurricanes.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Mahajanga.

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January 31 24 7 26 29
February 31 24 7 24 29
March 32 24 8 18 29
April 32 23 9 7 29
May 32 21 10 2 29
June 31 19 9 2 27
July 30 18 9 3 26
August 31 18 10 3 26
September 32 20 10 2 26
October 32 22 10 4 27
November 32 23 10 10 28
December 31 24 7 20 29
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
click here for the explanation of the symbols

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