This report describes the typical weather at the Amborovy Airport (Mahajanga, Madagascar) weather station over the course of an average year. It is based on the historical records from 2000 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Mahajanga has a tropical savanna climate with dry winters. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by oceans and seas (49%), grasslands (36%), croplands (9%), and forests (6%).
Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 66Â°F to 92Â°F and is rarely below 64Â°F or above 95Â°F.
The warm season lasts from March 23 to May 7 with an average daily high temperature above 91Â°F. The hottest day of the year is April 17, with an average high of 92Â°F and low of 74Â°F.
The cold season lasts from June 19 to July 24 with an average daily high temperature below 88Â°F. The coldest day of the year is July 13, with an average low of 66Â°F and high of 87Â°F.
The length of the day varies significantly over the course of the year. The shortest day is June 20 with 11:12 hours of daylight; the longest day is December 21 with 13:04 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 5:13am on November 24 and the latest sunset is at 6:33pm on January 23. The latest sunrise is at 6:23am on July 12 and the earliest sunset is at 5:30pm on May 30.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in 2012.
The median cloud cover ranges from 23% (mostly clear) to 69% (partly cloudy). The sky is cloudiest on January 23 and clearest on June 28. The clearer part of the year begins around March 27. The cloudier part of the year begins around November 24.
On June 28, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 63% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 6% of the time.
On January 23, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast, mostly cloudy, or partly cloudy 80% of the time, and clear or mostly clear 16% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the year. Precipitation is most likely around February 5, occurring in 71% of days. Precipitation is least likely around July 14, occurring in 3% of days.
Over the entire year, the most common forms of precipitation are thunderstorms, light rain, and moderate rain.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 64% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around February 4, when it is observed during 44% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 17% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around February 17, when it is observed during 13% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 17% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around January 16, when it is observed during 16% of all days.
During the warm season, which lasts from March 23 to May 7, there is a 23% average chance that precipitation will be observed at some point during a given day. When precipitation does occur it is most often in the form of thunderstorms (75% of days with precipitation have at worst thunderstorms), light rain (14%), and moderate rain (11%).
During the cold season, which lasts from June 19 to July 24, there is a 3% average chance that precipitation will be observed at some point during a given day. When precipitation does occur it is most often in the form of light rain (61% of days with precipitation have at worst light rain), moderate rain (28%), and thunderstorms (8%).
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at any time during the year at this location or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 35% (comfortable) to 96% (very humid) over the course of the year, rarely dropping below 27% (dry) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is driest around July 31, at which time the relative humidity drops below 38% (comfortable) three days out of four; it is most humid around January 31, exceeding 94% (very humid) three days out of four.
Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.
Over the course of a year, the dew point typically varies from 55Â°F (very comfortable) to 79Â°F (oppressive) and is rarely below 50Â°F (dry) or above 81Â°F (very oppressive).
Over the course of the year typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 16 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 21 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 8 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around September 9, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 16 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 5 mph (light breeze) occurs around April 20, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 12 mph (gentle breeze).