March weather forecast and climate
Chennai, India

A staircase to the front entrance of the Ramakrishna Temple in Chennai, India
A staircase to the front entrance of the Ramakrishna Temple in Chennai, India
The first month of the pre-monsoon summer, March, is still a hot month in Chennai, India, with average temperature ranging between min 23.8°C (74.8°F) and max 32.5°C (90.5°F).

Temperature

In Chennai, the average high-temperature is 32.5°C (90.5°F), and the average low-temperature is 23.8°C (74.8°F).

Humidity

In March, the average relative humidity is 70%.

Rainfall

In Chennai, during March, the rain falls for 0.3 days and regularly aggregates up to 4mm (0.2") of precipitation. Throughout the year, in Chennai, there are 59.1 rainfall days, and 1391.5mm (54.8") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Chennai, the average seawater temperature is 28.1°C (82.6°F). For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

Daylight

In March, the average length of the day in Chennai is 12.1h.

Sunshine

In March, the average sunshine is 9.5h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index are February through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an ultimate health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the ordinary person.
The average daily UV index of 12 in March transform into the following instructions:
Take all required precautions, as unprotected skin and eyes can burn in 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. Even on cloudy days, a sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should be generously applied and frequently re-applied, including after every swim or outdoor exercise. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in March in Chennai?

In Chennai, India, in March, the average high-temperature is 32.5°C (90.5°F), and the average low-temperature is 23.8°C (74.8°F).

What is the average humidity in March in Chennai?

In March, the average relative humidity in Chennai is 70%.

How many days does it rain in March in Chennai?

In Chennai, in March, during 0.3 rainfall days, 4mm (0.2") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the water temperature in March in Chennai?

In Chennai, India, in March, the average water temperature is 28.1°C (82.6°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 Chennai have in March?

In Chennai, the average length of the day in March is 12.1h.

How long on average sun shines in March in Chennai?

The average sunshine in March in Chennai, India, is 9.5h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Chennai?

Months with the highest UV index in Chennai, India, are February through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

How high is the UV index in March in Chennai?

The average daily maximum UV index in March in Chennai is 12. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an ultimate hazard to health from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in March - Chennai, India
  • Average high temperature in March: 32.5°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is June (36.9°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (28.5°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 23.8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is May (27.9°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (20.9°C).

Average humidity in March - Chennai, India
  • Average humidity in March: 70%

The month with the highest relative humidity is November (78%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is June (57%).

Average rainfall in March - Chennai, India
  • Average rainfall in March: 4mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (407.4mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is February (2.2mm).

Average rainfall days in March - Chennai, India
  • Average rainfall days in March: 0.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is November (11.7 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is March (0.3 days).

Average sea temperature in March - Chennai, India
  • Average sea temperature in March: 28.1°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is May (29.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is January (26.8°C).

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Chennai, India
  • Average daylight in March: 12.1h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12.9h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.4h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 9.5h

The month with most sunshine is April (Average sunshine: 9.7h).
The month with least sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 6h).

Average UV index in March - Chennai, India
  • Average UV index in March: 12

Months with the highest UV index are February, March, April, May, June, July, August and September (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 9).

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