Port-aux-Français
French Southern and Antarctic Lands
Long-term weather forecast
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March weather forecast and climate
Port-aux-Français, French Southern and Antarctic Lands

The first month of the autumn, March, is also a fresh month in Port-aux-Français, French Southern and Antarctic Lands, with average temperature fluctuating between 10.7°C (51.3°F) and 3.7°C (38.7°F).

Temperature

In Port-aux-Français, the average high-temperature in March is almost the same as in February - a still fresh 10.7°C (51.3°F). In March, the average low-temperature is 3.7°C (38.7°F).

Rainfall

In Port-aux-Français, French Southern and Antarctic Lands, during March, the rain falls for 16 days and regularly aggregates up to 59.4mm (2.3") of precipitation. In Port-aux-Français, during the entire year, the rain falls for 169 days and collects up to 707.9mm (27.9") of precipitation.

Snowfall

January, March through December are months with snowfall.

Sea temperature

February and March, with an average sea temperature of 5°C (41°F), are months with the warmest seawater in Port-aux-Français. Swimming in 5°C (41°F) is considered life-threatening. Even a few minutes in 13°C (55.4°F) water is uncomfortable, and swimming below 10°C (50°F) may cause total loss of breathing control and cold shock, depending on a person's physique.

Daylight

In March, the average length of the day is 12.4h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in March is 4.7h.

UV index

In Port-aux-Français, French Southern and Antarctic Lands, the average daily maximum UV index is 5. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
The daily maximum UV index of 5 in March interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions - Protection against the skin and eye damage is obliged. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. 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. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in March in Port-aux-Français?

The average high-temperature, in March, in Port-aux-Français, is 10.7°C (51.3°F), while the average low-temperature is 3.7°C (38.7°F).

How many days does it rain in March in Port-aux-Français?

In Port-aux-Français, during March, the rain falls for 16 days and regularly aggregates up to 59.4mm (2.3") of precipitation.

When does it start to snow in Port-aux-Français?

March is the first month it typically snows in Port-aux-Français. Throughout March, there are 2 snowfall days.

When is the sea warmest in Port-aux-Français?

February and March, with an average sea temperature of 5°C (41°F), are months with the warmest seawater. Swimming in 5°C (41°F) is considered life-threatening. Even a few minutes in 13°C (55.4°F) water is uncomfortable, and swimming below 10°C (50°F) may cause total loss of breathing control and cold shock, depending on a person's physique.

What is the water temperature in March in Port-aux-Français?

In March, the average sea temperature in Port-aux-Français is 5°C (41°F). At temperatures below 10°C (50°F), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 13°C (55.4°F) is not comfortable.

What is the average length of the day in March in Port-aux-Français?

In March, the average length of the day is 12.4h.

How long on average sun shines in March in Port-aux-Français?

In March, the average sunshine in Port-aux-Français is 4.7h.

How high is the UV index in March in Port-aux-Français?

In March, the average daily maximum UV index in Port-aux-Français is 5. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in March - Port-aux-Français, French Southern and Antarctic Lands
  • Average high temperature in March: 10.7°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is February (11.5°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is July (4.8°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 3.7°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is February (4.3°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are July and August (-0.8°C).

Average rainfall in March - Port-aux-Français, French Southern and Antarctic Lands
  • Average rainfall in March: 59.4mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (69mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is February (45.5mm).

Average rainfall days in March - Port-aux-Français, French Southern and Antarctic Lands
  • Average rainfall days in March: 16 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are January, March, April and December (16 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is September (12 days).

Average snowfall days in March - Port-aux-Français, French Southern and Antarctic Lands
  • Average snowfall days in March: 2 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is August (13 days).
The month with the lowest number of snowfall days is February (0 days).

Average sea temperature in March - Port-aux-Français, French Southern and Antarctic Lands
  • Average sea temperature in March: 5°C

Best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are February and March (5°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are July, August, September and October (2°C).

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Port-aux-Français, French Southern and Antarctic Lands
  • Average daylight in March: 12.4h

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 16.2h).
The month with shortest days is June (Average daylight: 8.3h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 4.7h

The month with most sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 6.1h).
The month with least sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 2.4h).

Average UV index in March - Port-aux-Français, French Southern and Antarctic Lands
  • Average UV index in March: 5

Months with the highest UV index are January and December (UV index 8).
Months with the lowest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 1).