Oranjestad
Aruba
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

March weather forecast and climate
Oranjestad, Aruba

The outstanding perspective of the Dutch colonial architecture in Oranjestad, Aruba
The outstanding perspective of the Dutch colonial architecture in Oranjestad, Aruba
March, the first month of the spring, in Oranjestad, is still a tropical month, with average temperature fluctuating between 30.9°C (87.6°F) and 25°C (77°F).
The ideal sea water temperature of 26.4°C (79.5°F) and only 1.8 rainfall days, with 8.7mm (0.34") of accumulated rainfall, makes March the best time for swimming and other water activities.

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature in Oranjestad, Aruba, is relatively the same as in February - a still tropical 30.9°C (87.6°F). In March, in Oranjestad, the average low-temperature is 25°C (77°F).

Heat index

In March, the average heat index is calculated to a torrid 39.1°C (102.4°F). Take special precautions - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are expected. Heatstroke may occur with lengthy activity.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. With the exposure to direct sunlight, the heat index may be increased by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'feels like', 'real feel', 'felt air temperature', or 'apparent temperature', is a measure of how hot it feels when the actual air humidity is factored in. Additional factors like clothing, differences in body mass, height, and shape, metabolic differences, and activity influence one's weather impression. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact, and may raise the heat index additionally, by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are particularly important for children. Children are often less aware of the need to rest and re-hydrate. Thirst is a late sign of dehydration - it is vital to remain hydrated, particularly during prolonged physical activities.
Perspiration is the human body's physiological response to high temperatures and is an attempt to lower body temperature through evaporation of sweat. High relative humidity reduces the evaporation rate, resulting in a lower heat removal rate from the body, causing the perception of being overheated. When heat gain exceeds the level the body can remove, body temperature begins to rise, and heat-related illnesses and disorders may develop.

Humidity

The least humid month is March, with an average relative humidity of 75.7%.

Rainfall

March is the month with the least rainfall in Oranjestad, Aruba. Rain falls for 1.8 days and accumulates 8.7mm (0.34") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In March, the average sea temperature in Oranjestad is 26.4°C (79.5°F).
Note: For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

Daylight

In March, the average length of the day is 12.1h.

Sunshine

In March, the average sunshine is 4h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index in Oranjestad, Aruba, are February through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme threat to health from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 12 in March interpret into the following advice:
Practice all-important precautions. Light skin people may get burned in less than 5 minutes. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. A broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30+ should be liberally applied and re-applied every two hours, and immediately after an outdoor workout or a swim. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in March in Oranjestad?

The average high-temperature, in March, in Oranjestad, is 30.9°C (87.6°F), while the average low-temperature is 25°C (77°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'felt air temperature'), that combines both air temperature and relative humidity, in March is appraised at 39.1°C (102.4°F).

What is the least humid month in Oranjestad?

March is the least humid month, with an average relative humidity of 75.7%.

What is the average humidity in March in Oranjestad?

In March, the average relative humidity is 75.7%.

How much does it rain in Oranjestad in March?

In Oranjestad, Aruba, during March, the rain falls for 1.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 8.7mm (0.34") of precipitation.

What is the driest month in Oranjestad?

The month with the least rainfall is March when the rain falls for 1.8 days and typically collects 8.7mm (0.34") of precipitation.

How warm is the water in March in Oranjestad?

In Oranjestad, Aruba, the average seawater temperature in March is 26.4°C (79.5°F). Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

How many hours of daylight does Oranjestad have in March?

The average length of the day in March in Oranjestad, Aruba, is 12.1h.

How long on average sun shines in March in Oranjestad?

The average sunshine in March is 4h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Oranjestad?

Months with the highest UV index are February through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

What is the UV index reading in March in Oranjestad?

In March, the average daily maximum UV index is 12. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an excessive health risk from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in March - Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Average high temperature in March: 30.9°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is September (32.7°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (30°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 25°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is September (26.9°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (24.5°C).

Average humidity in March - Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Average humidity in March: 75.7%

The month with the highest relative humidity is November (79.1%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is March (75.7%).

Average rainfall in March - Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Average rainfall in March: 8.7mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (94mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is March (8.7mm).

Average rainfall days in March - Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Average rainfall days in March: 1.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is December (11.4 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is March (1.8 days).

Average sea temperature in March - Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Average sea temperature in March: 26.4°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is October (29.2°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (26.3°C).

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Average daylight in March: 12.1h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12.9h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.4h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 4h

Months with most sunshine are November and December (Average sunshine: 10h).
The month with least sunshine is April (Average sunshine: 3h).

Average UV index in March - Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Average UV index in March: 12

Months with the highest UV index are February, March, April, May, June, July, August and September (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 9).