Yaounde
Cameroon
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

March weather forecast and climate
Yaounde, Cameroon

Dusk view of the Yaounde city, Cameroon, with vast mountain ranges afar
Dusk view of the Yaounde city, Cameroon, with vast mountain ranges afar
March, the first month of the spring, in Yaounde, is still a tropical month, with average temperature ranging between max 30.4°C (86.7°F) and min 20.3°C (68.5°F).

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature is essentially the same as in February - a still tropical 30.4°C (86.7°F). In March, in Yaounde, the average low-temperature is 20.3°C (68.5°F).

Heat index

The average heat index is calculated to a torrid 39.2°C (102.6°F). Take special precautions - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are expected. Heatstroke may occur with lengthy activity.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. 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 'apparent temperature', 'feels like', 'felt air temperature', or 'real feel', combines air temperature and relative humidity to represent a human perceived temperature equivalent. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (metabolic differences, wind, clothing). Bear in mind that direct sunshine exposure increases weather impact, and may raise heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are particularly important for children. Young children are generally more endangered than adults, as they usually less sweat. And also, due to larger skin surface relative to their small bodies and higher heat production as a result of their activity.
Perspiration is the human body's physiological response to high temperatures and is an attempt to lower body temperature through evaporation of sweat. A higher relative humidity affects normal body cooling by reducing the evaporation rate, subsequently lowering the rate at which the body cools and increasing the perception of heat. When heat gain exceeds the level the body can remove, body temperature begins to rise, and heat-related illnesses and disorders may develop.

Humidity

In March, the average relative humidity is 81%.

Rainfall

In Yaounde, during 12 rainfall days, 124.9mm (4.9") of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 144 rainfall days, and 1541.1mm (60.7") of precipitation is accumulated.

Daylight

The average length of the day in Yaounde is 12.1h.

Sunshine

In March, the average sunshine is 5.5h.

UV index

January through May, August through November, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an ultimate health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 12 in March transform into the following instructions:
Take all necessary precautions, as unprotected skin can burn in minutes. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. 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. Even on cloudy days, a sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should be generously applied and frequently re-applied, including after every swim or outdoor exercise.

What is the temperature in March in Yaounde?

In Yaounde, in March, the average high-temperature is 30.4°C (86.7°F), and the average low-temperature is 20.3°C (68.5°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'real feel'), that represents influence of the relative humidity to air temperaure, in March is calculated to 39.2°C (102.6°F).

What is the average humidity in March in Yaounde?

In Yaounde, the average relative humidity in March is 81%.

How much does it rain in Yaounde in March?

In March, in Yaounde, Cameroon, the rain falls for 12 days. Throughout March, 124.9mm (4.9") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the average length of the day in March in Yaounde?

The average length of the day in March in Yaounde is 12.1h.

How many hours of sunshine does Yaounde have in March?

In Yaounde, the average sunshine in March is 5.5h.

When is the highest UV index in Yaounde?

January through May, August through November, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Yaounde, Cameroon.

What is the UV index reading in March in Yaounde?

In March, the average daily maximum UV index in Yaounde, Cameroon, is 12. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an ultimate hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in March - Yaounde, Cameroon
  • Average high temperature in March: 30.4°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is February (31°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are July and August (26.5°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 20.3°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are February, March and April (20.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is October (19.2°C).

Average humidity in March - Yaounde, Cameroon
  • Average humidity in March: 81%

The month with the highest relative humidity is August (86%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is December (79%).

Average rainfall in March - Yaounde, Cameroon
  • Average rainfall in March: 124.9mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (293.6mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is December (18.6mm).

Average rainfall days in March - Yaounde, Cameroon
  • Average rainfall days in March: 12 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (23 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January and December (3 days).

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Yaounde, Cameroon
  • Average daylight in March: 12.1h

Months with the longest days are May, June and July (Average daylight: 12.3h).
Months with shortest days are January, November and December (Average daylight: 11.9h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 5.5h

The month with most sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 6.4h).
The month with least sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 2.8h).

Average UV index in March - Yaounde, Cameroon
  • Average UV index in March: 12

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, August, September, October and November (UV index 12).
Months with the lowest UV index are June, July and December (UV index 11).