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Antananarivo, central plateau, temperate climate, Madagascar, coastal regions

The eastern part of Madagascar receives much rain, brought onshore by southeastern trade winds, which are forced to rise and drop moisture as they meet the eastern escarpment; annual precipitation in some places exceeds 3,050 mm (120 in). The central plateau gets considerably less moisture, and arid areas in the south and southwest receive less than 380 mm (less than 15 in) of precipitation per year. Most of the rain falls from November to April. The coastal regions generally are hot throughout the year. The central plateau has a temperate climate, with warm summers and cool winters. The average temperature range in Antananarivo on the plateau is 16 to 26C (61 to 79F) in January and 9 to 20C (48 to 68F) in July.



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Antananarivo, central plateau, temperate climate, Madagascar, coastal regions, arid areas, average temperature range, rain, moisture, annual precipitation, places, year

 
 

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