March weather forecast
Sao Filipe, Cape Verde

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Weather in March

Following the pattern, March presents marginal contrasts to February's weather conditions. Reflecting the city's tropical climate, March sees an uptick in rainfall, thus maintaining the city's lush vegetation. The number of sunshine days in March, averaging at 28.8, remains quite impressive despite the increased rain. Notably, the wind conditions slightly moderate, with average speeds dwindling from 25.8km/h (16mph) to 23.8km/h (14.8mph). In preparation for April, expect a slight increase in rainfall, decreased sunshine hours and a minor decline in wind speed.

Temperature

During February and March, Sao Filipe experiences its lowest temperatures, averaging a high-temperature of 23.7°C (74.7°F).

Humidity

In March, the average relative humidity in Sao Filipe is 74%.

Rainfall

The months with the least rainfall are January, March and May Rain falls for 2.1 days and accumulates 1mm (0.04") of rain.

Sea temperature

The months with the coldest seawater are February through April, with an average sea temperature of 23°C (73.4°F).
Note: For those not fond of cold temperatures, taking a swim at 23°C (73.4°F) may require consideration of the sunshine, wind, and ambient temperature. While wetsuits are not mandatory, they can enhance the experience.

Daylight

In Sao Filipe, the average length of the day in March is 12h and 4min.
On the first day of March, sunrise is at 06:54 and sunset at 18:45. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:33 and sunset at 18:50 -01.

Sunshine

In Sao Filipe, the average sunshine in March is 9.6h.

UV index

The months with the lowest UV index in Sao Filipe are January through July and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high threat to health from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The daily high UV index of 6 during March translates into the following recommendations:
Resist extreme sun exposure. Guarding against solar damage is essential. Stay in the shade and limit direct sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when UV radiation is at its strongest. Remember, however, that not all shade structures provide full sun protection. Stay sun-safe with clothing that is both closely woven and worn loosely. Take caution! The UV rays from the Sun gain strength from sand and water reflections.
Updated: Jan 26, 2024 | Published by: Weather Atlas | Resources

Frequently asked questions

What is the coldest time of year in Sao Filipe?

The coldest period in Sao Filipe, Cape Verde, with an average high-temperature of 23.7°C (74.7°F), falls in February and March.

What is the average March temperature in Sao Filipe?

March temperatures in Sao Filipe, Cape Verde, vary between a high-temperature of 23.7°C (74.7°F) and a low-temperature of 21°C (69.8°F).

What is the average humidity in March in Sao Filipe?

In March, the average relative humidity in Sao Filipe is 74%.

What is the driest month in Sao Filipe?

January, March and May are months with the least rain in Sao Filipe when the rain falls for 2.1 days and typically aggregates up to 1mm (0.04") of rain.

How much does it rain in Sao Filipe in March?

In March, the rain falls for 2.1 days. Throughout March, 1mm (0.04") of precipitation is accumulated.

What are the months with the coldest sea water in Sao Filipe?

February through April, with an average sea temperature of 23°C (73.4°F), are months with the coldest seawater in Sao Filipe.

What is the water temperature in March in Sao Filipe?

In Sao Filipe, in March, the average water temperature is 23°C (73.4°F). A person's cold intolerance, with sunshine, wind, and air temperature, are essential factors for enjoying swimming in 23°C (73.4°F) water.

What is the average length of the day in March in Sao Filipe?

The average day length in March in Sao Filipe, Cape Verde, is 12h and 4min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in March in Sao Filipe?

In March, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:54 and sunset at 18:45. On the last day of the month, in Sao Filipe, sunrise is at 06:33 and sunset at 18:50 -01.

How many hours of sunshine does Sao Filipe have in March?

In Sao Filipe, Cape Verde, the average sunshine duration in March is 9.6h.

When is the lowest UV index in Sao Filipe?

The months with the lowest UV index in Sao Filipe, Cape Verde, are January through July and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6.

How high is the UV index in March in Sao Filipe?

In Sao Filipe, Cape Verde, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high hazard to health from exposure to Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in March
Sao Filipe, Cape Verde

Average temperature in March - Sao Filipe, Cape Verde
  • Average high temperature in March: 23.7°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is October (28.4°C).
The months with the lowest average high temperature are February and March (23.7°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 21°C

The months with the highest average low temperature are September and October (25.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (20.9°C).

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Average pressure in March
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Average pressure in March - Sao Filipe, Cape Verde
  • Average pressure in March: 1014.3mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1015.2mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is September (1012.5mbar).

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Average wind speed in March
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Average wind speed in March - Sao Filipe, Cape Verde
  • Average wind speed in March: 23.8km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is February (25.8km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (14km/h).

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Average humidity in March
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Average humidity in March - Sao Filipe, Cape Verde
  • Average humidity in March: 74%

The months with the highest relative humidity are June, July, August and September (79%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is January (69%).

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Average rainfall in March
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Average rainfall in March - Sao Filipe, Cape Verde
  • Average rainfall in March: 1mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (57mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January, March and May (1mm).

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Average rainfall days in March
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Average rainfall days in March - Sao Filipe, Cape Verde
  • Average rainfall days in March: 2.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is September (14 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (0.7 days).

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Average sea temperature in March
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Average sea temperature in March - Sao Filipe, Cape Verde
  • Average sea temperature in March: 23°C

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are August, September and October (27°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are February, March and April (23°C).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Sao Filipe, Cape Verde

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Sao Filipe, Cape Verde
  • Average daylight in March: 12h and 1min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 0min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 18min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 9h and 4min

The month with the most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 9h and 54min).
The month with the least sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 7h and 0min).

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Average sunshine days in March
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Average sunshine days in March - Sao Filipe, Cape Verde
  • Average sunshine days in March: 28.8 days

The months with the most sunshine days are January and May (29.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is September (12.5 days).

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Average UV index in March
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Average UV index in March - Sao Filipe, Cape Verde
  • Average UV index in March: 6

The months with the highest UV index are August, September, October and November (UV index 7).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, June, July and December (UV index 6).

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Average cloud cover in March
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Average cloud cover in March - Sao Filipe, Cape Verde
  • Average cloud cover in March: 15

The month with the most cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 52).
The month with the least cloud cover is May (Cloud cover 13).

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Average visibility in March
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Average visibility in March - Sao Filipe, Cape Verde
  • Average visibility in March: 10km

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).

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