Kingston
Jamaica
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

March weather forecast and climate
Kingston, Jamaica

The view of the brightly lit Kingston city, Jamaica, at night
The view of the brightly lit Kingston city, Jamaica, at night
The first month of the spring, March, is also a hot month in Kingston, Jamaica, with average temperature varying between 21.6°C (70.9°F) and 30.7°C (87.3°F).
The ideal sea water temperature of 27.3°C (81.1°F) and only 5 rainfall days, with 20mm (0.8") of accumulated rainfall, make March the best time for swimming and other water activities.

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature is almost 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

The average heat index in March is calculated to a torrid 37.4°C (99.3°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. With the 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 'apparent temperature', 'feels like', 'real feel', or 'felt air temperature', is calculated by taking the relative humidity value for a specific location and factoring it into the air temperature reading. Additional factors like wind, clothing, differences in body mass, height, and shape, and activity influence one's weather impression. 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 especially crucial for babies and toddlers. Young children are generally more endangered than adults, as they usually less sweat. And also, due to larger skin surface relative to their small bodies and higher heat production as a result of their activity.
The human body normally cools itself by perspiration. Excessive warmth is eliminated from the body by evaporation of sweat. Under high air temperature and humidity (high heat index) conditions, perspiration is limited, and the perception of heat is increased. If the body can not disperse the excessive heat and body temperature reaches conditions of hyperthermia, above 37.5°C (99.5°F) to 38.3°C (100.9°F), thermal conditions are potentially life-threatening.

Humidity

In March, the average relative humidity is 72%.

Rainfall

In March, in Kingston, the rain falls for 5 days. Throughout March, 20mm (0.8") of precipitation is accumulated. In Kingston, Jamaica, during the entire year, the rain falls for 93 days and collects up to 813mm (32") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In March, the average sea temperature in Kingston 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

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

Sunshine

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

UV index

March through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an extreme threat to health from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation 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. 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.

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. 'real feel', 'felt air temperature'), that combines relative humidity and air temperature, in March is estimated at 37.4°C (99.3°F).

What is the average humidity in March in Kingston?

The average relative humidity in March in Kingston, Jamaica, is 72%.

How much does it rain in Kingston in March?

In March, in Kingston, the rain falls for 5 days. Throughout March, 20mm (0.8") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the water temperature in March in Kingston?

In March, the average sea temperature in Kingston 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.

How many hours of daylight does Kingston have in March?

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

How many hours of sunshine does Kingston have in March?

In March, the average sunshine is 8.4h.

What is the month 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 in Kingston, Jamaica.

What is the UV index intensity in March in Kingston?

In Kingston, 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 the UV radiation.
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).

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%).

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 lowest rainfall) is January (18mm).

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).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January, February and March (5 days).

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).

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Kingston, Jamaica
  • Average daylight in March: 12.1h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13.2h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.1h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 8.4h

Months with most sunshine are February and April (Average sunshine: 8.6h).
The month with least sunshine is September (Average sunshine: 7.1h).

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

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