March weather forecast and climate
Accra, Ghana

The sign of Ghanaian independence in the independence square in Accra, Ghana
The sign of Ghanaian independence in the independence square in Accra, Ghana
The first month of the spring, March, is also a hot month in Accra, Ghana, with average temperature varying between 31.3°C (88.3°F) and 26.6°C (79.9°F).

Temperature

In Accra, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in February - a still hot 31.3°C (88.3°F). The average low-temperature, is 26.6°C (79.9°F).

Heat index

In March, the average heat index is calculated to a scorching 40.4°C (104.7°F). Take extra precautions, as heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible. Sustained activity may result in heatstroke.
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', is a measure of how hot it feels when the actual air humidity is factored in. Additional factors like activity, differences in body mass, height, and shape, clothing, and wind affect individual temperature impact. 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. Children are often less aware of the need to rest and re-hydrate. Thirst is a late sign of dehydration - it is vital to remain hydrated, particularly during prolonged physical activities.
To prevent overheating and help regulate its internal temperature, the human body sweat and rely on the evaporation to cool down. High relative humidity reduces the evaporation rate, resulting in a lower heat removal rate from the body, causing the perception of being overheated. When heat gain surpasses the level the body can shed, body temperature begins to increase, and consequently, overheating and dehydration can occur, with varying severity.

Humidity

In March, the average relative humidity is 76%.

Rainfall

In Accra, during 19.1 rainfall days, 30mm (1.18") of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Accra, during the entire year, the rain falls for 237.7 days and collects up to 684mm (26.93") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Accra, the average seawater temperature is 28.3°C (82.9°F).
Note: 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.

Daylight

In Accra, the average length of the day is 12.1h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in March is 9.5h.

UV index

January through June, September through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: In March, the average maximum UV index of 7 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions against overexposure. Fair-skinned people may get burned in less than 20 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. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.

What is the temperature in March in Accra?

The average high-temperature, in March, in Accra, Ghana, is 31.3°C (88.3°F), while the average low-temperature is 26.6°C (79.9°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'real feel'), that factores the actual air temperature with the relative humidity, in March is evaluated at 40.4°C (104.7°F).

What is the average humidity in March in Accra?

The average relative humidity in March in Accra is 76%.

How much does it rain in Accra in March?

In Accra, during March, the rain falls for 19.1 days and regularly aggregates up to 30mm (1.18") of precipitation.

What is the water temperature in March in Accra?

In Accra, the average seawater temperature in March is 28.3°C (82.9°F). 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.

How many hours of daylight does Accra have in March?

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

How long on average sun shines in March in Accra?

In Accra, Ghana, the average sunshine in March is 9.5h.

When is the highest UV index in Accra?

Months with the highest UV index in Accra are January through June, September through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7.

How high is the UV index in March in Accra?

In Accra, Ghana, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 7. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in March - Accra, Ghana
  • Average high temperature in March: 31.3°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is April (31.4°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is August (26.8°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 26.6°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is March (26.6°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is August (23°C).

Average pressure in March - Accra, Ghana
  • Average pressure in March: 1009.7mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is July (1013.6mbar).
Months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are February and March (1009.7mbar).

Average wind speed in March - Accra, Ghana
  • Average wind speed in March: 15.8km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is August (16.1km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is December (11.6km/h).

Average humidity in March - Accra, Ghana
  • Average humidity in March: 76%

The month with the highest relative humidity is September (85%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is January (73%).

Average rainfall in March - Accra, Ghana
  • Average rainfall in March: 30mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (134mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (19mm).

Average rainfall days in March - Accra, Ghana
  • Average rainfall days in March: 19.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is September (26.5 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (9.7 days).

Average sea temperature in March - Accra, Ghana
  • Average sea temperature in March: 28.3°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is May (28.6°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is August (23.6°C).

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Accra, Ghana
  • Average daylight in March: 12.1h

Months with the longest days are May, June and July (Average daylight: 12.4h).
Months with the shortest days are January and December (Average daylight: 11.8h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 9.5h

The month with the most sunshine is April (Average sunshine: 11.3h).
The month with the least sunshine is September (Average sunshine: 7.5h).

Average sunshine days in March - Accra, Ghana
  • Average sunshine days in March: 8.2 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (17 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is September (1.5 days).

Average UV index in March - Accra, Ghana
  • Average UV index in March: 7

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

Average cloud cover in March - Accra, Ghana
  • Average cloud cover in March: 26

The month with the most cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 55).
The month with the least cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 17).

Average visibility in March - Accra, Ghana
  • Average visibility in March: 10km

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