March weather forecast
Mumbai, India

The iconic ancient arch monument of the Gateway of Mumbai, India
The iconic ancient arch monument of the Gateway of Mumbai, India

Weather in March

March, the first month of the pre-monsoon summer, in Mumbai, is still a tropical month, with average temperature ranging between min 21°C (69.8°F) and max 32.5°C (90.5°F).
An excellent water temperature of 26.3°C (79.3°F) and 0.2mm (0.01") of accumulated rainfall makes March a prime for swimming and other water activities.

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature in Mumbai, India, is almost the same as in February - a still hot 32.5°C (90.5°F). In Mumbai, India,, the average low-temperature is 21°C (69.8°F).

Heat index

The average heat index is calculated to be a blistering 41.5°C (106.7°F). Take extra precautions, as heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible. Sustained activity may result in heatstroke.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. With exposure to direct sunlight, the heat index may be increased by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature', 'feels like', or 'real feel', is an index that combines air temperature and relative humidity to determine the human-perceived temperature equivalent. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (clothing, metabolic differences, pregnancy), and activity. 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 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 surpasses the level the body can shed, body temperature begins to increase, and consequently, overheating and dehydration can occur, with varying severity.

Humidity

In Mumbai, the average relative humidity is 69%.

Rainfall

The month with the least rainfall is March when 0.2mm (0.01") of precipitation is typically aggregated.

Sea temperature

In March, the average sea temperature is 26.3°C (79.3°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

In Mumbai, the average length of the day is 12h.

Sunshine

In Mumbai, the average sunshine in March is 8.8h.

UV index

March through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health hazard from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: In March, the average maximum UV index of 12 translate into the following recommendations:
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. A broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30+ should be liberally applied and re-applied every two hours, and immediately after an outdoor workout or a swim. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in March in Mumbai?

In March, in Mumbai, India, the average high-temperature is 32.5°C (90.5°F), and the average low-temperature is 21°C (69.8°F). In March, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'felt air temperature'), which combines relative humidity and air temperature, is calculated to be 41.5°C (106.7°F).

What is the average humidity in March in Mumbai?

In Mumbai, India, the average relative humidity in March is 69%.

What is the driest month in Mumbai?

March is the month with the least rainfall, with 0.2mm (0.01") of accumulated precipitation.

How much does it rain in Mumbai in March?

Throughout March, in Mumbai, 0.2mm (0.01") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the water temperature in March in Mumbai?

In Mumbai, India, the average seawater temperature in March is 26.3°C (79.3°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.

How many hours of daylight does Mumbai have in March?

In Mumbai, India, the average length of the day in March is 12h.

How many hours of sunshine does Mumbai have in March?

The average sunshine in March in Mumbai is 8.8h.

When is the highest UV index in Mumbai?

March through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Mumbai, India.

How high is the UV index in March in Mumbai?

In March, the average daily maximum UV index in Mumbai, India, is 12. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an ultimate hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in March
Mumbai, India

Average temperature in March - Mumbai, India
  • Average high temperature in March: 32.5°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is November (33.5°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is August (29.6°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 21°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is May (26.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (16.8°C).

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Average humidity in March
Mumbai, India

Average humidity in March - Mumbai, India
  • Average humidity in March: 69%

Months with the highest relative humidity are July and August (86%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is February (67%).

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Average rainfall in March
Mumbai, India

Average rainfall in March - Mumbai, India
  • Average rainfall in March: 0.2mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (799.7mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is March (0.2mm).

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Average rainfall days in March
Mumbai, India

Average rainfall days in March - Mumbai, India
  • Average rainfall days in March: 0 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (23.2 days).
The month with the least rainy days is March (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in March
Mumbai, India

Average sea temperature in March - Mumbai, India
  • Average sea temperature in March: 26.3°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is June (30°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (24.9°C).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Mumbai, India

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

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13.3h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 8.8h

The month with the most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 9.6h).
Months with the least sunshine are July and August (Average sunshine: 2.4).

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Average UV index in March
Mumbai, India

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

Months with the highest UV index are March, April, May, June, July, August and September (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 7).

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