The first month of the spring, March
, is also a hot month in Male
, with average temperature ranging between min 25.8°C (78.4°F) and max 31.2°C (88.2°F).
In March, the average high-temperature is essentially the same as in February
- a still tropical 31.2°C (88.2°F). In March, in Male, the average low-temperature is 25.8°C (78.4°F).
The average heat index in March is estimated at a blistering 40.4°C (104.7°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. 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', 'felt air temperature', or 'real feel', is what the temperature feels like to the human body when the air temperature is combined with the relative humidity. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (differences in body mass, height, and shape, wind, 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. 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 cools itself through perspiration, as excessive warmth is removed from the body through sweat evaporation. High relative humidity reduces the evaporation rate, resulting in a lower heat removal rate from the body, causing the perception of being overheated. 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.
With an average relative humidity of 76.9%, March is the least humid month.
In Male, during March, the rain falls for 6.1 days and regularly aggregates up to 72.8mm (2.87") of precipitation. In Male, during the entire year, the rain falls for 130.7 days and collects up to 1949.3mm (76.74") of precipitation.
In March, the average sea temperature is 29.1°C (84.4°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.
In Male, Maldives, the average length of the day is 12.1h.
In Male, the average sunshine in March is 9h.
, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme threat to health from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.Note
: The average daily UV index of 12 in March transform into the following instructions:
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. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. 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.