Climate in Upper Matsiatra

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climate diagrams on this page result from the collected data of the official weather station in Upper Matsiatra in a height of 1109m above sea level. All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.
Back to overview: Madagascar
Upper Matsiatra is one of the coldest regions in Madagascar with an average daily high temperature of only 25 degrees. The climate is almost moderate, but also offers a few sultry months with high humidity and high temperatures. Several months of the year it is warm to hot at temperatures continuously above 25 degrees, sometimes up to 28 degrees. Dued to the lesser rain the best time for traveling is from April to September. The most rain days occur from from November to March.
Overview: Climate in Madagascar
Daylengths and sun positions in Madagascar
Compare climate with other regions or countries
Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Upper Matsiatra
The number of hours of sunshine refers to the time when the sun is actually visible. That is, without any obstruction of visibility by clouds, fog or mountains. With 8 hours per day, October is the sunniest month in the region of Upper Matsiatra. In June the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Upper Matsiatra
A rainy day is a day on which at least an amount of 0.1 mm precipitation (=0.1 liter) per square meter falls. This can be rain, snow, hail or even dew. So it does not have to rain the whole day. With 22 rainy days, January offers the most number of rainy days, and in June the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Upper Matsiatra
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at two mm/day, two liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 0.3 mm, the least rain falls in August. January, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Upper Matsiatra
Warm air can absorb more moisture than cold air. The relative humidity indicates how much moisture of the physically possible is actually contained in the air. At high humidity, the person feels uncomfortable and perceives this as oppressive. In general, a relative humidity of 40-60% gives as pleasant. With only 77% humidity on average, it is quite dry in October. The highest value of 86% is experienced here in March.
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Upper Matsiatra
In warm months, there is also a higher absolute humidity almost everywhere. At a temperature of 25°C, air can absorb up to 23 grams of water per cubic meter. At 20°C, it is only 17.3 grams. A relative humidity of 40% at 25°C thus corresponds to an absolute humidity of 9.2 grams of water. From a proportion of approx. 13.5 grams, humans perceive the air as muggy. This limit is reached in 7 months in Upper Matsiatra, although these are average values, and a month is rarely completely or not at all considered humid.
Humidex in °CHumidex in Upper Matsiatra
The "Humidex" (humidity index) is an index of well-being in warmer areas, calculated from the air temperature, relative humidity and dew point. The index corresponds approximately to the temperature felt. At high temperatures, the body transports heat away by sweating. At high humidity the ambient air can only absorb a small amount of sweat and thus one feels uncomfortable. An index of 20-29 is considered comfortable. Up to 39, people perceive the air as slightly uncomfortable, and above 40, as very uncomfortable. Values above 45 are dangerous in the long run and often lead to heat stroke.
Map of Upper Matsiatra

Most important cities in the region »Upper Matsiatra«

The region has a west-east extension of about 80 km and over 200 km from north to south.

CityPopulationGeo position
Fianarantsoa167,22721° 27' 10"S47° 5' 8"E
Ambalavao28,02721° 49' 60"S46° 55' 60"E
Ikalamavony15,60121° 8' 60"S46° 34' 60"E
Fandrandava9,00021° 31' 0"S47° 15' 0"E
Anandravy4,00022° 53' 60"S47° 22' 0"E

Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants:, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
International tourismThe 41 most popular travel countriesA ranking of international tourism over 41 countries. USA ranks 3rd.
United States: VolcanosActive volcanoes and eruptions in the United StatesVolcanic eruptions and their damages by 17 volcanos of the United States
Russia: Public HolidaysPublic holidays in Russia 2022-2026Statutory and inofficial holidays in Russia for 2022 to 2026