Diego Garcia
British Indian Ocean Territory
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

March weather forecast and climate
Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory

Palm trees bent towards the ocean in a lagoon beach in Diego Garcia, within the British Indian Ocean Territory
Palm trees bent towards the ocean in a lagoon beach in Diego Garcia, within the British Indian Ocean Territory
March, the first month of the autumn, in Diego Garcia, is also a hot month, with average temperature varying between 27°C (80.6°F) and 30°C (86°F).
The ideal sea water temperature of 29°C (84.2°F) and only 1 rainfall days, with 23mm (0.9") of accumulated rainfall, make March the best time for swimming and other water activities.

Temperature

March through November, with an average high-temperature of 30°C (86°F), are the coldest months.

Rainfall

In Diego Garcia, in March, during 1 rainfall days, 23mm (0.9") of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory, during the entire year, the rain falls for 123 days and collects up to 2213mm (87.1") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

March and April, with an average sea temperature of 29°C (84.2°F), are months with the warmest seawater.
Note: For any water activity, surface water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are considered as excellent and extremely pleasant for lengthened periods.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

In March, the average sunshine in Diego Garcia is 9h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index in Diego Garcia are January through April, August through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an ultimate health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 12 transform into the following instructions:
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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. 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 coldest month in Diego Garcia?

March through November, with an average high-temperature of 30°C (86°F), are the coldest months in Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory.

What is the temperature in March in Diego Garcia?

In Diego Garcia, in March, the average high-temperature is 30°C (86°F), and the average low-temperature is 27°C (80.6°F).

How many days does it rain in March in Diego Garcia?

In March, in Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory, the rain falls for 1 days. Throughout March, 23mm (0.9") of precipitation is accumulated.

What are the months with the warmest sea water in Diego Garcia?

March and April, with an average sea temperature of 29°C (84.2°F), are months with the warmest seawater in Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory.

What is the sea water temperature in March in Diego Garcia?

In Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory, in March, the average water temperature is 29°C (84.2°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 Diego Garcia have in March?

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

How many hours of sunshine does Diego Garcia have in March?

In March, the average sunshine in Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory, is 9h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Diego Garcia?

January through April, August through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Diego Garcia.

How high is the UV index in March in Diego Garcia?

In March, the average daily maximum UV index in Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory, is 12. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in March - Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Average high temperature in March: 30°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are January, February and December (31°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (30°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 27°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are January, March, April, May, August, September, October and December (27°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are February, June, July and November (26°C).

Average rainfall in March - Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Average rainfall in March: 23mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (298mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is February (18mm).

Average rainfall days in March - Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Average rainfall days in March: 1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (17 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are February and March (1 days).

Average sea temperature in March - Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Average sea temperature in March: 29°C

Best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are March and April (29°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are June, July, August and September (27°C).

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Average daylight in March: 12.1h

Months with the longest days are January, November and December (Average daylight: 12.5h).
Months with shortest days are June and July (Average daylight: 11.7h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 9h

The month with most sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 9.3h).
Months with least sunshine are June and September (Average sunshine: 6.7).

Average UV index in March - Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Average UV index in March: 12

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, August, September, October, November and December (UV index 12).
Months with the lowest UV index are June and July (UV index 10).