March weather forecast and climate
Athens, Greece

The ancient city of Athens in Greece with a view of the Parthenon Temple at dusk
The ancient city of Athens in Greece with a view of the Parthenon Temple at dusk
The first signs of spring weather begin to appear. March is a great time to visit Athens before the temperatures begin to get too high. The average temperature is 12°C (53.6°F), so although a coat is likely to be needed, the winter chill starts to ease slightly.
There is generally a mix of cloudy and sunny days, and being the third rainiest month, a little rain from time to time is expected. Towards the middle of the month, the number of sunny days rises, making the days in Athens feel a bit warmer.
Although spring seems to be appearing in March, the rise in temperature is not yet detected in the waters, with an average sea temperature is 15°C (59°F), the coldest it gets during the year. Very few people are comfortable to go for a swim.

What is the temperature in March in Athens?

In Athens, in March, the average high-temperature is 16.6°C (61.9°F), and the average low-temperature is 8.8°C (47.8°F).

How many days does it rain in March in Athens?

In March, in Athens, Greece, the rain falls for 10.2 days. Throughout March, 40.7mm (1.6") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the sea temperature in March in Athens?

The average seawater temperature, in March, is 15.3°C (59.5°F). For swimming, a surface water temperature of 15.3°C (59.5°F) is not enjoyable for the majority. It is not considered safe, as controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as water temperature decreases below 21°C (69.8°F).
Average temperature in March - Athens, Greece
  • Average high temperature in March: 16.6°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (33.7°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (13.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 8.8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (23.8°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January and February (6.8°C).

Average humidity in March - Athens, Greece
  • Average humidity in March: 67%

The month with the highest relative humidity is November (71.9%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is August (47.6%).

Average rainfall in March - Athens, Greece
  • Average rainfall in March: 40.7mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (69.1mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is July (5.8mm).

Average rainfall days in March - Athens, Greece
  • Average rainfall days in March: 10.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (12.6 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is August (1.7 days).

Average sea temperature in March - Athens, Greece
  • Average sea temperature in March: 15.3°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (26.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (15°C).

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Athens, Greece
  • Average daylight in March: 12h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.8h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.6h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 6.1h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 12.4h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 3.4h).

Average UV index in March - Athens, Greece
  • Average UV index in March: 5

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 10).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 2).

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