March weather forecast
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Weather in March

March, the first month of the spring in Puerto Plata, is also a moderately hot month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 29.4°C (84.9°F) and an average low of 17.8°C (64°F).

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in February - a still moderately hot 29.4°C (84.9°F). The average low-temperature, in Puerto Plata, is 17.8°C (64°F).

Rainfall

In Puerto Plata, during 8 rainfall days, 129mm (5.08") of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Puerto Plata, during the entire year, the rain falls for 116 days and collects up to 1511mm (59.49") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In March, the average sea temperature is 25.9°C (78.6°F).
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 Puerto Plata, the average length of the day in March is 12h and 3min.
On the first day of March in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, sunrise is at 07:02 and sunset at 18:47. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:36 and sunset at 18:56 AST.

Sunshine

In March, the average sunshine is 7h.

UV index

The months with the highest UV index are March through August, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health hazard from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 12 in March interpret into the following advice:
Practice all essential precautions. Protection against sun damage is crucial. 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 the 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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in March in Puerto Plata?

In March, the average high-temperature is 29.4°C (84.9°F), and the average low-temperature is 17.8°C (64°F).

How many days does it rain in March in Puerto Plata?

In Puerto Plata, during March, the rain falls for 8 days and regularly aggregates up to 129mm (5.08") of precipitation.

What is the water temperature in March in Puerto Plata?

In Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, the average seawater temperature in March is 25.9°C (78.6°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.

What is the average length of the day in March in Puerto Plata?

The average day length in March is 12h and 3min.

When are sunrise and sunset in March in Puerto Plata?

On the first day of March in Puerto Plata, sunrise is at 07:02 and sunset at 18:47. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:36 and sunset at 18:56 AST.

How long on average sun shines in March in Puerto Plata?

In March, the average sunshine duration is 7h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Puerto Plata?

The months with the highest UV index in Puerto Plata are March through August, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

What is the UV index reading in March in Puerto Plata?

In March, the average daily maximum UV index in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, is 12. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an ultimate hazard to health from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average sunshine
Average UV index

Average temperature in March
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Average temperature in March - Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
  • Average high temperature in March: 29.4°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 (28.9°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 17.8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (21.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (17.3°C).

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Average rainfall in March
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Average rainfall in March - Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
  • Average rainfall in March: 128.7mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (231.8mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is June (51mm).

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Average rainfall days in March
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Average rainfall days in March - Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
  • Average rainfall days in March: 8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is December (15 days).
The month with the least rainy days is June (6 days).

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Average sea temperature in March
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Average sea temperature in March - Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
  • Average sea temperature in March: 25.9°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is September (29.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (25.8°C).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
  • Average daylight in March: 12h and 3min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 19min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h and 58min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 7h

The months with the most sunshine are June, July and August (Average sunshine: 8h).
The months with the least sunshine are January, November and December (Average sunshine: 6h).

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Average UV index in March
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Average UV index in March - Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
  • Average UV index in March: 12

The months with the highest UV index are March, April, May, June, July and August (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 7).

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