March weather forecast
Kingston, Jamaica

The brightly lit Kingston city, Jamaica
The brightly lit Kingston city, Jamaica

Weather in March

The first month of the spring, March, is still a tropical month in Kingston, Jamaica, with an average temperature fluctuating between 21.6°C (70.9°F) and 30.7°C (87.3°F).
The perfect water temperature of 27.3°C (81.1°F) with 20mm (0.79") of accumulated rainfall and only 5 rainfall days, makes March a great period for swimming and other water activities.

Temperature

In Kingston, the average high-temperature in March is essentially the same as in February - a still tropical 30.7°C (87.3°F). In Kingston, the average low-temperature is 21.6°C (70.9°F).

Heat index

In March, the average heat index is appraised at a very hot 37°C (98.6°F). Take special precautions - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are expected. Heatstroke may occur with lengthy activity.
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 'apparent temperature', 'felt air temperature', 'feels like', or 'real feel', is a measure of how hot it feels when the actual air humidity is factored in. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (differences in body mass, height, and shape, metabolic differences, clothing), 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 normally cools itself by perspiration, as evaporated sweat carries heat away from the body. High relative humidity reduces the evaporation rate, resulting in a lower heat removal rate from the body, causing the perception of being overheated. 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 Kingston, the average relative humidity in March is 72%.

Rainfall

In Kingston, it is raining for 5 days, with typically 20mm (0.79") of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 93 rainfall days, and 813mm (32.01") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Kingston, in March, the average water temperature is 27.3°C (81.1°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

In March, the average length of the day is 12h and 3min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:25 and sunset at 18:13. On the last day of March, sunrise is at 06:02 and sunset at 18:20 EST.

Sunshine

In March, the average sunshine in Kingston is 8.4h.

UV index

The months with the highest UV index are March through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an excessive health risk from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: In March, the average maximum UV index of 12 translate into the following recommendations:
Take all necessary precautions, as unprotected skin can burn in minutes. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. 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. 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in March in Kingston?

The average high-temperature, in March, in Kingston, Jamaica, is 30.7°C (87.3°F), while the average low-temperature is 21.6°C (70.9°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'apparent temperature'), which calculates the temperature value influenced by the moisture in the air, in March is appraised at 37°C (98.6°F).

What is the average humidity in March in Kingston?

In March, the average relative humidity is 72%.

How much does it rain in Kingston in March?

In Kingston, in March, it is raining for 5 days, with typically 20mm (0.79") of accumulated precipitation.

How warm is the water in March in Kingston?

In March, the average sea temperature in Kingston, Jamaica, is 27.3°C (81.1°F). 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.

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

The average day length in March in Kingston is 12h and 3min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in March in Kingston?

On the first day of March in Kingston, Jamaica, sunrise is at 06:25 and sunset at 18:13. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:02 and sunset at 18:20 EST.

How long on average sun shines in March in Kingston?

The average sunshine duration in March is 8.4h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Kingston?

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

What is the UV index intensity in March in Kingston?

In Kingston, Jamaica, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an ultimate hazard to health from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in March
Kingston, Jamaica

Average temperature in March - Kingston, Jamaica
  • Average high temperature in March: 30.7°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (32.8°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (30.2°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 21.6°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (24.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (21°C).

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Average humidity in March
Kingston, Jamaica

Average humidity in March - Kingston, Jamaica
  • Average humidity in March: 72%

The month with the highest relative humidity is October (79%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is July (70%).

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Average rainfall in March
Kingston, Jamaica

Average rainfall in March - Kingston, Jamaica
  • Average rainfall in March: 20mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (177mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (18mm).

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Average rainfall days in March
Kingston, Jamaica

Average rainfall days in March - Kingston, Jamaica
  • Average rainfall days in March: 5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (14 days).
The months with the least rainy days are January, February and March (5 days).

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Average sea temperature in March
Kingston, Jamaica

Average sea temperature in March - Kingston, Jamaica
  • Average sea temperature in March: 27.3°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is September (29.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (26.9°C).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Kingston, Jamaica

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Kingston, Jamaica
  • Average daylight in March: 12h and 3min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 11min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 4min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 8h and 24min

The months with the most sunshine are February and April (Average sunshine: 8h and 36min).
The month with the least sunshine is September (Average sunshine: 7h and 6min).

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Average UV index in March
Kingston, Jamaica

Average UV index in March - Kingston, Jamaica
  • Average UV index in March: 12

The months with the highest UV index are March, April, May, June, July, August and September (UV index 12).
The months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 8).

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