Elounda
Greece
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

March weather forecast and climate
Elounda, Greece

A scenic panorama of the blue waters, dramatic landscapes, and magnificent surroundings of the Elounda Gulf in Crete, Greece, in the Spinalonga island
A scenic panorama of the blue waters, dramatic landscapes, and magnificent surroundings of the Elounda Gulf in Crete, Greece, in the Spinalonga island
The first month of the spring, March, is an enjoyable month in Elounda, Greece, with average temperature ranging between min 9°C (48.2°F) and max 16°C (60.8°F).

Temperature

In Elounda, the average high-temperature in March is practically the same as in February - an enjoyable 16°C (60.8°F). The average low-temperature, is 9°C (48.2°F).

Rainfall

In March, the rain falls for 8 days. Throughout March, 79mm (3.1") of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Elounda, Greece, there are 68 rainfall days, and 660mm (26") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

February and March, with an average sea temperature of 15°C (59°F), are months with the coldest seawater in Elounda.
Note: For swimming, a surface water temperature of 15°C (59°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).

Daylight

In Elounda, the average length of the day in March is 12h.

Sunshine

In March, the average sunshine in Elounda is 6h.

UV index

In March, the average daily maximum UV index in Elounda is 5. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health risk from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 5 interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions - Protection against sunburn is recommended. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. 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.

What is the temperature in March in Elounda?

In March, the average high-temperature is 16°C (60.8°F), and the average low-temperature is 9°C (48.2°F).

How many days does it rain in March in Elounda?

In Elounda, Greece, during March, the rain falls for 8 days and regularly aggregates up to 79mm (3.1") of precipitation.

When is the sea coldest in Elounda?

Months with the coldest seawater are February and March, with an average sea temperature of 15°C (59°F).

How cold is the water in March in Elounda?

In Elounda, the average seawater temperature in March is 15°C (59°F). For most, swimming in 15°C (59°F) is not an enjoyable activity. Furthermore, controlling your breathing becomes progressively more difficult as the water temperature decreases from 21°C (69.8°F) to 15°C (59°F).

What is the average length of the day in March in Elounda?

In Elounda, Greece, the average length of the day in March is 12h.

How long on average sun shines in March in Elounda?

In March, the average sunshine in Elounda is 6h.

How high is the UV index in March in Elounda?

The average daily maximum UV index in March is 5. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health threat from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in March - Elounda, Greece
  • Average high temperature in March: 16°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are July and August (28°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (14°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 9°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are July and August (21°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January and February (8°C).

Average rainfall in March - Elounda, Greece
  • Average rainfall in March: 79mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (137mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is July (1mm).

Average rainfall days in March - Elounda, Greece
  • Average rainfall days in March: 8 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are January and December (12 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are June, July, August and September (1 days).

Average sea temperature in March - Elounda, Greece
  • Average sea temperature in March: 15°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (25°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are February and March (15°C).

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

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.5h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.8h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 6h

Months with most sunshine are June, July and August (Average sunshine: 12h).
Months with least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 4).

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

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