Mahajanga
Madagascar
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

March weather forecast and climate
Mahajanga, Madagascar

March, the first month of the autumn, in Mahajanga, is still a hot month, with average temperature ranging between min 23.6°C (74.5°F) and max 32°C (89.6°F).

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in February - a still tropical 32°C (89.6°F). In March, the average low-temperature is 23.6°C (74.5°F).

Heat index

In March, the average heat index is estimated at an extremely hot 44.8°C (112.6°F). Beware - heat cramps and heat exhaustion are very likely. Heatstroke is imminent with prolonged 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 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature', 'feels like', or 'real feel', combines air temperature and relative humidity to represent a human perceived temperature equivalent. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (differences in body mass, height, and shape, clothing, metabolic differences), and activity. 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. When the relative humidity is high, the evaporation rate is reduced. The warmth is removed from the body at a lower rate, causing the body to retain more heat than it would in dry air. When heat gain exceeds the level the body can remove, body temperature begins to rise, and heat-related illnesses and disorders may develop.

Humidity

In Mahajanga, Madagascar, the average relative humidity in March is 81%.

Rainfall

In March, the rain falls for 12 days. Throughout March, 196.3mm (7.7") of precipitation is accumulated. In Mahajanga, during the entire year, the rain falls for 75 days and collects up to 1476mm (58.1") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Mahajanga, the average seawater temperature is 29.3°C (84.7°F).
Note: 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.

Daylight

In Mahajanga, Madagascar, the average length of the day in March is 12.2h.

Sunshine

In March, the average sunshine is 7.9h.

What is the temperature in March in Mahajanga?

In Mahajanga, in March, the average high-temperature is 32°C (89.6°F), and the average low-temperature is 23.6°C (74.5°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'real feel'), that calculates temperature value influenced by the moisture in the air, in March is appraised at 44.8°C (112.6°F).

What is the average humidity in March in Mahajanga?

In Mahajanga, the average relative humidity in March is 81%.

How much does it rain in Mahajanga in March?

In Mahajanga, in March, during 12 rainfall days, 196.3mm (7.7") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the sea water temperature in March in Mahajanga?

In Mahajanga, Madagascar, the average seawater temperature in March is 29.3°C (84.7°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 Mahajanga?

The average length of the day in March is 12.2h.

How many hours of sunshine does Mahajanga have in March?

In Mahajanga, the average sunshine in March is 7.9h.
Average temperature in March - Mahajanga, Madagascar
  • Average high temperature in March: 32°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are April and October (32.5°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are February and July (30.8°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 23.6°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is February (23.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is July (18°C).

Average humidity in March - Mahajanga, Madagascar
  • Average humidity in March: 81%

The month with the highest relative humidity is February (83%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is August (60%).

Average rainfall in March - Mahajanga, Madagascar
  • Average rainfall in March: 196.3mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (401.7mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is June (0.7mm).

Average rainfall days in March - Mahajanga, Madagascar
  • Average rainfall days in March: 12 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (17 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are May, June, July, August and September (1 days).

Average sea temperature in March - Mahajanga, Madagascar
  • Average sea temperature in March: 29.3°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is February (29.7°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is August (25.8°C).

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Mahajanga, Madagascar
  • Average daylight in March: 12.2h

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 13.1h).
The month with shortest days is June (Average daylight: 11.2h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 7.9h

The month with most sunshine is October (Average sunshine: 10.3h).
The month with least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 6.6h).