Kolkata
India
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

March weather forecast and climate
Kolkata, India

The sun rising above the magnificent Victoria Memorial monument and museum in Kolkata, India
The sun rising above the magnificent Victoria Memorial monument and museum in Kolkata, India
Marzo, the first month of the pre-monsoon summer, in Kolkata, is a tropical month, with average temperature fluctuating between 33.5°C (92.3°F) and 21.7°C (71.1°F).

Temperature

In Marzo, the average high-temperature marginally rises, from a moderately hot 29.1°C (84.4°F) in Febrero, to a hot 33.5°C (92.3°F). In Kolkata, in Marzo, the average low-temperature is 21.7°C (71.1°F).

Heat index

The average heat index is evaluated at a scorching 40.1°C (104.2°F). Take special precautions - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are expected. Heatstroke may occur with lengthy activity.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'apparent temperature', 'felt air temperature', 'real feel', or 'feels like', is a calculated temperature value of how hot it feels when the moisture in the air is factored in. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (wind, clothing, metabolic differences). Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact, and may raise the heat index additionally, 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 cools itself through perspiration, as excessive warmth is removed from the body through sweat evaporation. 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 exceeds the level the body can remove, body temperature begins to rise, and heat-related illnesses and disorders may develop.

Humidity

Months with the lowest humidity in Kolkata are Febrero and Marzo, with an average relative humidity of 58%.

Rainfall

In Kolkata, in Marzo, during 3 rainfall days, 35mm (1.38") of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Kolkata, during the entire year, the rain falls for 101.5 days and collects up to 1800mm (70.87") of precipitation.

Daylight

The average length of the day in Kolkata, India, is 12h.

Sunshine

In Kolkata, the average sunshine is 7.3h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in Kolkata is 11. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme health hazard from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 11 in Marzo interpret into the following advice:
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. 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. 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.

What is the temperature in Marzo in Kolkata?

In Kolkata, India, in Marzo, the average high-temperature is 33.5°C (92.3°F), and the average low-temperature is 21.7°C (71.1°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'felt air temperature'), that calculates temperature value influenced by the moisture in the air, in Marzo is calculated to 40.1°C (104.2°F).

What is the least humid month in Kolkata?

Febrero and Marzo, with an average relative humidity of 58%, are the least humid months.

What is the average humidity in Marzo in Kolkata?

In Kolkata, India, the average relative humidity in Marzo is 58%.

How many days does it rain in Marzo in Kolkata?

In Kolkata, in Marzo, during 3 rainfall days, 35mm (1.38") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the average length of the day in Marzo in Kolkata?

The average length of the day in Marzo in Kolkata, India, is 12h.

How long on average sun shines in Marzo in Kolkata?

The average sunshine in Marzo in Kolkata is 7.3h.

What is the UV index reading in Marzo in Kolkata?

In Kolkata, the average daily maximum UV index in Marzo is 11. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an ultimate hazard to health from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in March - Kolkata, India
  • Average high temperature in March: 33.5°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is May (35.4°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (26.4°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 21.7°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is June (26.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (13.8°C).

Average humidity in March - Kolkata, India
  • Average humidity in March: 58%

Months with the highest relative humidity are July and August (83%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are February and March (58%).

Average rainfall in March - Kolkata, India
  • Average rainfall in March: 35mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (411mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is January (11mm).

Average rainfall days in March - Kolkata, India
  • Average rainfall days in March: 3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (20.5 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is December (0.9 days).

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Kolkata, India
  • Average daylight in March: 12h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13.5h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.8h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 7.3h

The month with most sunshine is April (Average sunshine: 7.8h).
The month with least sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 3h).

Average UV index in March - Kolkata, India
  • Average UV index in March: 11

Months with the highest UV index are April, May, June, July and August (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 6).