March weather forecast and climate
Iqaluit, Canada

Weather in March

The first month of the spring, March, is a polar cold month in Iqaluit, Canada, with temperature in the range of an average low of -28.1°C (-18.6°F) and an average high of -18.3°C (-0.9°F).

Temperature

In Iqaluit, the average high-temperature in March rises, from a life-threatening cold -23.3°C (-9.9°F) in February, to an arctic cold -18.3°C (-0.9°F). In March, in Iqaluit, the average low-temperature is -28.1°C (-18.6°F).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in March is 65.4%.

Rainfall

January through March and December are months without rainfall in Iqaluit.

Snowfall

January through June, August through December are months with snowfall in Iqaluit, Canada. In Iqaluit, during 12.7 snowfall days, 216mm (8.5") of snow is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Iqaluit, there are 113.4 snowfall days, and 2293mm (90.28") of snow is accumulated.

Sea temperature

Months with the coldest seawater are January through March, with an average sea temperature of -2°C (28.4°F).
Note: For swimming, this is considered extremely cold, dangerous, and life-threatening. Unless suitably protected with insulated waterproof clothing, hypothermia quickly occurs.

Daylight

In Iqaluit, the average length of the day is 11.9h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Iqaluit is 5.6h.

UV index

In Iqaluit, Canada, the average daily maximum UV index is 1. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 1 in March interpret into the following advice:
Most people can stay in the Sun for up to 1 hour without burning, apart from children that always must be protected from sun exposure. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.
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FAQ

What is the average humidity in March in Iqaluit?

In Iqaluit, Canada, the average relative humidity in March is 65.4%.

What is the driest month in Iqaluit?

January through March and December are months without rainfall in Iqaluit, Canada.

Does it rain in Iqaluit in March?

In Iqaluit, in March, it doesn't rain. In April, it rains.

How much does it snow in Iqaluit in March?

In Iqaluit, Canada, in March, during 12.7 snowfall days, 216mm (8.5") of snow is typically accumulated.

When is the sea coldest in Iqaluit?

January through March, with an average sea temperature of -2°C (28.4°F), are months with the coldest seawater in Iqaluit, Canada.

How cold is the water in March in Iqaluit?

In Iqaluit, Canada, in March, the average water temperature is -2°C (28.4°F). For swimming, this is considered very dangerous and immediately life-threatening. Total loss of breathing control instantly occurs, and clear thinking becomes almost impossible. A specialized swimsuit is obligatory to minimize thermal loss.

How many hours of daylight does Iqaluit have in March?

The average length of the day in March is 11.9h.

How many hours of sunshine does Iqaluit have in March?

In Iqaluit, Canada, the average sunshine in March is 5.6h.

What is the UV index intensity in March in Iqaluit?

The average daily maximum UV index in March in Iqaluit, Canada, is 1. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health threat from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

Average temperature in March
Iqaluit, Canada

Average temperature in March - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average high temperature in March: -18.3°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (12.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (-23.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: -28.1°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (4.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (-31.7°C).

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Average humidity in March
Iqaluit, Canada

Average humidity in March - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average humidity in March: 65.4%

The month with the highest relative humidity is October (78.1%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is February (64.6%).

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Average rainfall in March
Iqaluit, Canada

Average rainfall in March - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average rainfall in March: 0mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (68.6mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January, February, March and December (0mm).

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Average rainfall days in March
Iqaluit, Canada

Average rainfall days in March - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average rainfall days in March: 0 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (16.7 days).
Months with the least rainy days are January, March and December (0 days).

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Average snowfall in March
Iqaluit, Canada

Average snowfall in March - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average snowfall in March: 216mm

The month with the highest snowfall is April (315mm).
The month with the least snowfall is July (0mm).

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Average snowfall days in March
Iqaluit, Canada

Average snowfall days in March - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average snowfall days in March: 12.7 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is November (13.8 days).
The month with the least snowfall days is July (0.1 days).

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Average sea temperature in March
Iqaluit, Canada

Average sea temperature in March - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average sea temperature in March: -2°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (3°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January, February and March (-2°C).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Iqaluit, Canada

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average daylight in March: 11.9h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 20.6h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 4.6h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 5.6h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 7.6h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 0.4h).

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Average UV index in March
Iqaluit, Canada

Average UV index in March - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average UV index in March: 1

Months with the highest UV index are May, June and July (UV index 4).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 0).

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