Thursday, April 19, 2007

Madagascar Climate

In the last articles, I mentioned about South Africa climate and here is about the Madagascar climate. I see that many cacti come from there orginially especially Pachypodium also I think this information should be helpful, too.
Madagascar has three main plateaus. The highest point on the island is the ridge of Androna, which is a volcano rising 9,439 feet. There are also three main river basins. The coastline is straight and has sand dunes and mangrove swamps on the southeastern side and estuaries and bays on the northwestern side.
Madagascar is an island off Africa's southeast coast. It is the fourth largest island in the world. It is in the Indian Ocean and is separated from Africa by the 500 mile wide Mozambique Channel.
There are really only two seasons in Madagascar: wet and dry. The hot, wet season lasts from November to April, and the cooler, drier season lasts from May to October. July is the coolest month, having temperatures between 54 and 77 F degrees (12-25 celsius). December is the hottest month with temperatures between 68 and 82 F degrees (20-27 celsius)

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