Antananarivo weather in January (Madagascar)

Looking to travel to Antananarivo in January? Here's what the weather might have in store during this month.

In January, Antananarivo generally has high temperatures and heavy rainfall. Daytime temperatures hover around 27°C, while nights can cool down to about 17°C.

Antananarivo in January usually receives heavy rainfall, averaging around 316 mm for the month. This month marks the year's heaviest rainfall, with frequent intense rainshowers. It's advisable to be prepared with appropriate rain gear to stay dry. Delving into the climate records from the past 30 years, one can predict that nearly 20 days of the month will see rainfall.

The city usually sees around 211 hours of sunlight, indicating many sunny days.

If you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures, January may not be the ideal month to visit Antananarivo. April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November typically offer the most optimal weather. In contrast, January and February tend to have less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Antananarivo climate page with graphs.


Antananarivo, monthly averages in January

Min Temperature 17°C  
Max Temperature 27°C  
Chance of Rain 67%  
Precipitation 316 mm  
Rainy days 20 days  
Humidity 79%  
Sunshine 211 hours  
Percentage Sunshine  

Where to go in Madagascar in January

Find out more about the weather in Madagascar in January and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in Antananarivo in January?

It's going to be warm! Consider airy clothing, t-shirts, and other summer clothes. Shorts for men made of cotton or linen are good options for staying cool. However, there's a good chance of rain, so bring a raincoat just in case.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in January.

Outdoor sports

Interested in more climate information?

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