The climate of Nosy Be (Madagascar)
Nosy Be is an island off the northwest coast of Madagascar. The
highest point on the island is Mount Lokobe with an altitude of 450
meters which can be ascended via a challenging hike. The city Andoany
is the capital of the island and is also known as Hell-ville. The
island is surrounded by a large number of small islands, several of
which are inhabited. The largest and best known islands are: Nosy
Komba, Nosy Mitsio, Nosy Sakatia and Nosy Tanikely. Nosy Be is very
popular among tourists who come here to go diving and snorkeling. The
island has a large number of bays and several beautiful coral reefs
can be found off the island. The forests in the interior are inhabited
by chameleons, lemurs and a unique small frog species. Nosy Be has a
tropical savannah climate characterized by two distinct seasons, a dry
season and a wet season. Most rain falls during summer which is from
November till March. When the rain subsides temperatures slightly
drop. These circumstances are very beneficial for all kinds of
vegetation. Because Madagascar is an island situated in between two
continents the country suffers quite a lot from the forces of nature.
Trade winds may cause tropical storms, hurricanes are not uncommon
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Nosy Be.
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:
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