March weather forecast
Rethimno, Greece

Dusk in the Venetian Rethimno harbor in Greece
Dusk in the Venetian Rethimno harbor in Greece

Weather in March

March, the first month of the spring in Rethimno, is a comfortable month, with an average temperature varying between 16°C (60.8°F) and 9°C (48.2°F).

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in February - a comfortable 16°C (60.8°F). The average low-temperature, in Rethimno, Greece, is 9°C (48.2°F).

Rainfall

In March, in Rethimno, the rain falls for 8 days. Throughout March, 81mm (3.19") of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 67 rainfall days, and 664mm (26.14") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Rethimno, the average water temperature is 16.2°C (61.2°F).
Note: For swimming, a surface water temperature of 16.2°C (61.2°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

The average length of the day in March is 11h and 59min.
On the first day of March in Rethimno, sunrise is at 06:51 and sunset at 18:17 EET. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 07:10 and sunset at 19:42 EEST.
Note: On Sunday, 27. March 2022, at 03:00, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from EET to EEST. Daylight Saving Time lasts until Sunday, 30. October 2022, at 04:00; consequently, the time zone reverts from EEST to EET.

Sunshine

In March, the average sunshine is 6h.

UV index

In Rethimno, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 5. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium health hazard from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 5 in March 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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for the eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun.
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FAQ

How much does it rain in Rethimno in March?

In March, the rain falls for 8 days. Throughout March, 81mm (3.19") of precipitation is accumulated.

How cold is the water in March in Rethimno?

In Rethimno, in March, the average water temperature is 16.2°C (61.2°F). Swimming in 16.2°C (61.2°F) is not enjoyable for the majority. Controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as surface water temperature decreases below 21°C (69.8°F).

How many hours of daylight does Rethimno have in March?

In March, the average day length in Rethimno, Greece, is 11h and 59min.

When are sunrise and sunset in March in Rethimno?

In March, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:51 and sunset at 18:17 EET. On the last day of the month, in Rethimno, Greece, sunrise is at 07:10 and sunset at 19:42 EEST.

When does Daylight Saving Time (DST) start in March in Rethimno?

On Sunday, 27. March 2022, at 03:00, Daylight Saving Time starts in Rethimno, and the time zone changes from EET to EEST. DST ends on Sunday, 30. October 2022, at 04:00.

How long on average sun shines in March in Rethimno?

In March, the average sunshine duration is 6h.

What is the UV index reading in March in Rethimno?

The average daily maximum UV index in March in Rethimno is 5. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health threat from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average high temperature
Average rainfall days
Average sunshine
Average UV index

Average temperature in March
Rethimno, Greece

Average temperature in March - Rethimno, Greece
  • Average high temperature in March: 16°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (30°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (14°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 9°C

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

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Average rainfall in March
Rethimno, Greece

Average rainfall in March - Rethimno, Greece
  • Average rainfall in March: 81mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (142mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are July and August (1mm).

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Average rainfall days in March
Rethimno, Greece

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

The month with the highest number of rainy days is December (13 days).
The months with the least rainy days are July and August (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in March
Rethimno, Greece

Average sea temperature in March - Rethimno, Greece
  • Average sea temperature in March: 16.2°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (25.9°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (16.1°C).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Rethimno, Greece

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Rethimno, Greece
  • Average daylight in March: 11h and 59min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 31min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 49min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 6h

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

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Average UV index in March
Rethimno, Greece

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

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

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