Climate and monthly weather forecast
Taolagnaro, Madagascar


The climate of Taolagnaro

Located on the southeastern coast of Madagascar, Taolagnaro experiences a tropical rainforest climate that falls under the Köppen climate classification of Af. Characteristic weather conditions throughout the year are high humidity, consistent temperature ranges and significant rainfall with no dry months. Recognizable features of the region's climate involve a small range in temperature variation operating from 23.9°C to 30.1°C, the smallest and highest temperature averages respectively.

Rainfall characterizes weather patterns in Taolagnaro, varying from 103mm to 179mm. The most abundant rainfall recorded is in March amounting to 179mm whilst the month with the least rainfall is September registering 75mm. A unique pattern noted from our data suggests a general decrease in rainfall amounts from the beginning of the year to around September, followed by an increase towards the end of the year.

Daylight hours experience their highest point in December, reaching 13.7 hours, missing a light hour as the year progresses to June registering lowest at 10.6 hours. Observing sea temperature trends, the warmest cuts across January and February with an average measuring 26.9°C whilst August stands as the coolest at 23.2°C.

The best time to visit Taolagnaro

Considering weather conditions in Taolagnaro, the most suitable time for travelling may be between May and September. During this period, the region experiences relatively lower rainfall, with September showing the least rain at 75mm indicating more dry days. Temperature, though consistent year round, is generally lower, the absolute minimum being 23.9°C in July making the weather quite comfortable. An ample amount of sunshine and daylight hours present, allowing ample time for outdoor activities, with the least amount of daylight even at 10.7 hours in July.

The worst time to visit Taolagnaro

March registers as the month with the highest rainfall at 179mm, suggesting that travelling during this time may be met with a number of rainy days, potentially hampering outdoor activities and travel plans. Despite temperatures remaining relatively consistent year round, the highest peak at 30.1°C occurs in January coupled with a high UV index of 12 indicating a high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure.

Spring weather in Taolagnaro

Spring in Taolagnaro, occurring between September to November, brings its own unique weather patterns. Rainfall starts to increase again from 75mm in September to 152mm in November. Daylight hours also increase, ensuring more hours for activities with 12 hours in September extending to 13.3 hours by November. Temperatures begin to rise again from a low at 24.5°C to 27.8°C by November. Sea temperatures equally increase slightly from 23.2°C in September up to 24.3°C in November.

Summer weather in Taolagnaro

The summer season in Taolagnaro spans from December and to February. Across these months, temperatures sit between a pleasant 30.1°C and 29.2°C. A notable increase in rainfall occurs from 164mm in December to 157mm in February. Daylight hours continue to be longer running from 13.7 hours in December to 12.2 hours towards the end of February, whilst sea temperatures remain quite warm ranging from 25.4°C to 26.9°C.

Autumn weather in Taolagnaro

Descending into the months of March to May that signal autumn, less predictable weather conditions can be anticipated. A slight reduction in temperature occurs over these months with highs ranging between 27.6°C and 26°C. Rainfall remains high, tapering from 179mm in March to a lower 143mm in May. As for daylight, there is a continuous drop from 11.5 hours in March to 10.9 hours in May, indicating gradually shorter days.

Winter weather in Taolagnaro

As winter sets in from June to August, temperatures continue their downward trend from 24.5°C in June to an annual low of 23.9°C in July, before picking up to 24.5°C in August. Corresponding with this, sea temperatures display a similar trend moving from a cool 24°C in June to a colder 23.2°C in August. Daylight hours start to increase from lowest 10.6 hours in June to 11.3 hours in August. Interestingly, rainfall follows a reverse trend with 126mm in June rising to 103mm in August.

Weather in January

As Madagascar begins a brand-new year, Taolagnaro welcomes it with increased daylight hours, reaching up to 13.5h. Weather types show a fine balance as sunny weather and rainfall live side by side. January marks the arrival of heavier rainfall, though exceptional UV exposure places emphasis on the importance of sun protection. Weather in January »

Weather in February

February continues the trend of January with considerable rainfall, yet there's a slight decrease in daylight hours to 12.9h. Taolagnaro compensates for this with an average UV index as high as in the preceding month, which ensures February remains an excellent month for soaking up the sun. Weather in February »

Weather in March

Although the fall in daylight hours isn't dramatic, moving from 12.9h to 12.2h, March flies on the radar largely due to the increased rainfall. If sunbathing is on the agenda, early booking is advisable as sunshine hours reduce slightly. Weather in March »

Weather in April

April brings with it noticeable changes in the weather experienced in Taolagnaro. A significant drop in sea temperature, reaching as low as 25.8°C, indicates alterations in various meteorological parameters. This downward trend signifies April as the transition period from the predominantly warm first quarter. Weather in April »

Weather in May

May exhibits a significant reduction in rainfall, a relief for anyone seeking a tropical vacation with fewer showers. With the fall in rainfall, sea temperature also experiences another notable dip, bringing it into the sub-25°C range. Weather in May »

Weather in June

June solidifies its mark as a milestone month in Taolagnaro, Madagascar's weather with numerous identifiable changes. Drastic deviations are noticeable in the sea temperature which drops further to 24°C, the lowest experienced so far. Weather in June »

Weather in July

July is characterized by slightly drier conditions, with rainfall much less dominant. However, Taolagnaro also goes through its coldest month with the sea temperatures dropping to a yearly low of 23.2°C. The city also experiences a relatively shorter amount of daylight during this month. Weather in July »

Weather in August

August demonstrates a break in the downward trend in sea temperatures witnessed over the past few months. A steady climb back to warmer conditions is observed with a sea temperature rise to 23.2°C. This warm-up is reflected in the increase in hours of daylight, further enhancing the allure of beach activities or excursions around Taolagnaro. Weather in August »

Weather in September

September rewards Taolagnaro with increased daylight hours, stretching to an average of 12h. This marks the transition towards longer, brighter days synonymous with summer. Sunshine prevails, encouraging visitors to indulge in outdoor activities, with the UV Index ramping up to 8. Weather in September »

Weather in October

October brings Taolagnaro closer to summer with a sustained increase in daylight hours. The climb towards the year-end warmth continues, heralding an exciting period filled with outdoor adventures and water activities. The sea temperature supportively sits at 24.3°C, tempting both residents and visitors to enjoy the inviting aquatic freshness. Weather in October »

Weather in November

The pendulum swing towards the extreme end of the weather spectrum becomes more pronounced in November, introducing increased daylight reaching up to 13.3h. Yet, it is the climb in the UV Index, reaching 12, that suggests the approach of maximum summer intensity. Weather in November »

Weather in December

Madagascar's year-end weather crescendo peaks in December with the highest daylight hours and UV-index equal to those of the sun-soaked months of January and February. Bathed in sunshine with an average sea temperature of 25.4°C, Taolagnaro fosters an atmosphere of endless summer festivities. Weather in December »


What is the warmest month in Taolagnaro?

January, known for its average high temperature of 30.1°C and an average low temperature of 23°C, is the warmest month.

How much does it rain in Taolagnaro?

In Taolagnaro, Madagascar, during the entire year, the rain falls for 123 days and collects up to 1679mm of precipitation.

What month has the most sunshine in Taolagnaro?

The month with the most sunshine in Taolagnaro, Madagascar, is January, with an average of 8.3h of sunshine.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Taolagnaro?

The months with the highest UV index are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

What is the month with the warmest sea water in Taolagnaro?

With an average sea temperature of 26.9°C, February is the month with the warmest seawater.

What is the wettest month in Taolagnaro?

March is the month with the most rainfall in Taolagnaro. Rain falls for 12 days and accumulates 179mm of precipitation.

What is the month with the shortest days in Taolagnaro?

The month with the shortest days is June, with an average of 10h and 36min of daylight.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Taolagnaro?

June and July, with an average maximum UV index of 5, are months with the lowest UV index in Taolagnaro.

What time of the year is the coldest in Taolagnaro?

July, recording an average high temperature of 23.9°C and a low temperature of 16.2°C, is Taolagnaro's coldest month.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Taolagnaro?

With an average of 6.8h of sunshine, July has the least sunshine of the year in Taolagnaro, Madagascar.

What months are the sea coldest in Taolagnaro?

August and September, with an average sea temperature of 23.2°C, are months with the coldest seawater.

What is the driest month in Taolagnaro?

The month with the least rainfall is September, when the rain falls for 7 days and typically collects 75mm of precipitation.

When are the longest days in Taolagnaro?

With an average of 13h and 42min of daylight, December has the longest days of the year in Taolagnaro.

Is there Daylight Saving Time (DST) in Taolagnaro?

Taolagnaro, Madagascar, does not observe Daylight Saving Time (DST). EAT timezone is used throughout the entire year.

Average temperature
Taolagnaro, Madagascar

Average temperature - Taolagnaro, Madagascar

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is January (30.1°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is July (23.9°C).

The month with the highest average low temperature is February (23.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is July (16.2°C).


Average rainfall
Taolagnaro, Madagascar

Average rainfall - Taolagnaro, Madagascar

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is March (178.7mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (74.5mm).


Average rainfall days
Taolagnaro, Madagascar

Average rainfall days - Taolagnaro, Madagascar

The months with the highest number of rainy days are February, March and April (12 days).
The month with the least rainy days is September (7 days).


Average sea temperature
Taolagnaro, Madagascar

Average sea temperature - Taolagnaro, Madagascar

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is February (26.9°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are August and September (23.2°C).


Average daylight / Average sunshine
Taolagnaro, Madagascar

Average daylight / Average sunshine - Taolagnaro, Madagascar

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 13h and 42min).
The month with the shortest days is June (Average daylight: 10h and 36min).

The month with the most sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 8h and 18min).
The month with the least sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 6h and 48min).


Average UV index
Taolagnaro, Madagascar

Average UV index - Taolagnaro, Madagascar

The months with the highest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 12).
The months with the lowest UV index are June and July (UV index 5).


Taolagnaro, Madagascar

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