Cuddalore
India
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

March weather forecast and climate
Cuddalore, India

The first month of the pre-monsoon summer, March, is a tropical month in Cuddalore, India, with temperature in the range of an average high of 31.3°C (88.3°F) and an average low of 25.1°C (77.2°F).
An excellent water temperature of 28.4°C (83.1°F) and only 5.3 rainfall days, with 11mm (0.43") of accumulated rainfall, makes March a prime for swimming and other water activities.

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in February - a tropical 31.3°C (88.3°F). In March, in Cuddalore, the average low-temperature is 25.1°C (77.2°F).

Heat index

In March, the average heat index is calculated to a sweltering 38.7°C (101.7°F). Take extra precautions, as heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible. Sustained activity may result in heatstroke.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'feels like', 'real feel', 'apparent temperature', or 'felt air temperature', combines air temperature and relative humidity to represent a human perceived temperature equivalent. Additional factors like activity, pregnancy, wind, and clothing affect individual temperature impact. Bear in mind that direct sunshine exposure increases weather impact, and may raise heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are particularly important for children. Children are often less aware of the need to rest and re-hydrate. Thirst is a late sign of dehydration - it is vital to remain hydrated, particularly during prolonged physical activities.
The human body normally cools itself by perspiration, as evaporated sweat carries heat away from the body. A higher relative humidity affects normal body cooling by reducing the evaporation rate, subsequently lowering the rate at which the body cools and increasing the perception of heat. When heat gain surpasses the level the body can shed, body temperature begins to increase, and consequently, overheating and dehydration can occur, with varying severity.

Humidity

In March, the average relative humidity in Cuddalore is 71%.

Rainfall

In March, in Cuddalore, the rain falls for 5.3 days. Throughout March, 11mm (0.43") of precipitation is accumulated. In Cuddalore, during the entire year, the rain falls for 164.8 days and collects up to 537mm (21.14") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Cuddalore, India, the average water temperature is 28.4°C (83.1°F).
Note: Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

Daylight

The average length of the day in March is 12.1h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in March is 9.7h.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index are January through March, August through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health hazard from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 7 interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions and adopt sun safety practices. Protection against sunburn is obliged. 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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for 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. Beware! The reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.

What is the temperature in March in Cuddalore?

In Cuddalore, in March, the average high-temperature is 31.3°C (88.3°F), and the average low-temperature is 25.1°C (77.2°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'feels like'), that combines both air temperature and relative humidity, in March is calculated to 38.7°C (101.7°F).

What is the average humidity in March in Cuddalore?

The average relative humidity in March in Cuddalore is 71%.

How much does it rain in Cuddalore in March?

In Cuddalore, in March, it is raining for 5.3 days, with typically 11mm (0.43") of accumulated precipitation.

How warm is the water in March in Cuddalore?

In March, the average sea temperature in Cuddalore is 28.4°C (83.1°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.

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

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

How many hours of sunshine does Cuddalore have in March?

In March, the average sunshine is 9.7h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Cuddalore?

Months with the lowest UV index in Cuddalore, India, are January through March, August through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7.

What is the UV index reading in March in Cuddalore?

In March, the average daily maximum UV index in Cuddalore, India, is 7. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in March - Cuddalore, India
  • Average high temperature in March: 31.3°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is May (35.2°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (27.7°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 25.1°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is May (28.9°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (22.8°C).

Average humidity in March - Cuddalore, India
  • Average humidity in March: 71%

The month with the highest relative humidity is November (78%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is June (61%).

Average rainfall in March - Cuddalore, India
  • Average rainfall in March: 11mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (116mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is February (6mm).

Average rainfall days in March - Cuddalore, India
  • Average rainfall days in March: 5.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (22.8 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is February (3.9 days).

Average sea temperature in March - Cuddalore, India
  • Average sea temperature in March: 28.4°C

Best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are April and May (29.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is January (26.8°C).

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

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12.8h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.4h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 9.7h

The month with most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 11.9h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 6.2h).

Average UV index in March - Cuddalore, India
  • Average UV index in March: 7

Months with the highest UV index are April, May, June and July (UV index 8).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, August, September, October, November and December (UV index 7).