Heraklion
Greece
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

March weather forecast and climate
Heraklion, Greece

The Venetian walls and the Castle of Koule in the shipyards at Heraklion, Greece
The Venetian walls and the Castle of Koule in the shipyards at Heraklion, Greece
March, the first month of the spring, in Heraklion, is a comfortable month, with average temperature varying between 16.8°C (62.2°F) and 10.8°C (51.4°F).

Temperature

In Heraklion, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in February - an enjoyable 16.8°C (62.2°F). The average low-temperature, in March, is 10.8°C (51.4°F).

Rainfall

In March, the rain falls for 6.9 days. Throughout March, 57.4mm (2.3") of precipitation is accumulated. In Heraklion, during the entire year, the rain falls for 53.2 days and collects up to 500.6mm (19.7") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Heraklion, the average water temperature is 16.6°C (61.9°F). For most, swimming in 16.6°C (61.9°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).

Daylight

The average length of the day in Heraklion is 12h.

Sunshine

In Heraklion, the average sunshine in March is 5.7h.

UV index

In Heraklion, the average daily maximum UV index is 5. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
The average daily UV index of 5 transform into the following instructions:
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 Heraklion?

The average high-temperature, in March, in Heraklion, Greece, is 16.8°C (62.2°F), while the average low-temperature is 10.8°C (51.4°F).

How many days does it rain in March in Heraklion?

In Heraklion, in March, during 6.9 rainfall days, 57.4mm (2.3") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the sea temperature in March in Heraklion?

In March, the average sea temperature is 16.6°C (61.9°F). Swimming in 16.6°C (61.9°F) is not enjoyable for the majority. Controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as surface water temperature decreases below 21°C (69.8°F).

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

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

How long on average sun shines in March in Heraklion?

In March, the average sunshine in Heraklion is 5.7h.

How high is the UV index in March in Heraklion?

The average daily maximum UV index in March is 5. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium health risk from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in March - Heraklion, Greece
  • Average high temperature in March: 16.8°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (28.6°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (15.2°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 10.8°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are July and August (22.7°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January and February (10°C).

Average rainfall in March - Heraklion, Greece
  • Average rainfall in March: 57.4mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (91.5mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is August (0.7mm).

Average rainfall days in March - Heraklion, Greece
  • Average rainfall days in March: 6.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (10.1 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are July and August (0.1 days).

Average sea temperature in March - Heraklion, Greece
  • Average sea temperature in March: 16.6°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (26.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (16.4°C).

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Heraklion, 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: 5.7h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 12h).
The month with least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 3.8h).

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

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 11).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 2).