March weather forecast and climate
Male, Maldives

The fantastic view of Male, the Maldives, with the vast clear waters and islands
The fantastic view of Male, the Maldives, with the vast clear waters and islands

Weather in March

The first month of the spring, March, is also a hot month in Male, Maldives, with average temperature ranging between min 25.8°C (78.4°F) and max 31.2°C (88.2°F).

Temperature

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).

Heat index

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.

Humidity

With an average relative humidity of 76.9%, March is the least humid month.

Rainfall

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.

Sea temperature

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.

Daylight

In Male, Maldives, the average length of the day is 12.1h.

Sunshine

In Male, the average sunshine in March is 9h.

UV index

January through May, August through November, 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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in March in Male?

In Male, in March, the average high-temperature is 31.2°C (88.2°F), and the average low-temperature is 25.8°C (78.4°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'felt air temperature'), that factores the actual air temperature with the relative humidity, in March is evaluated at 40.4°C (104.7°F).

What is the least humid month in Male?

The least humid month in Male, Maldives, is March, with an average relative humidity of 76.9%.

What is the average humidity in March in Male?

In March, the average relative humidity in Male is 76.9%.

How many days does it rain in March in Male?

In Male, in March, during 6.1 rainfall days, 72.8mm (2.87") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How warm is the water in March in Male?

In Male, in March, the average water temperature is 29.1°C (84.4°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 Male have in March?

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

How long on average sun shines in March in Male?

The average sunshine in March is 9h.

When is the highest UV index in Male?

Months with the highest UV index in Male are January through May, August through November, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

How high is the UV index in March in Male?

In Male, Maldives, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in March
Male, Maldives

Average temperature in March - Male, Maldives
  • Average high temperature in March: 31.2°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is April (31.5°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (29.9°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 25.8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is April (26.4°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are September and December (25.1°C).

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Average humidity in March
Male, Maldives

Average humidity in March - Male, Maldives
  • Average humidity in March: 76.9%

The month with the highest relative humidity is November (82.2%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is March (76.9%).

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Average rainfall in March
Male, Maldives

Average rainfall in March - Male, Maldives
  • Average rainfall in March: 72.8mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (242.8mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (49.7mm).

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Average rainfall days in March
Male, Maldives

Average rainfall days in March - Male, Maldives
  • Average rainfall days in March: 6.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is September (15.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (3.5 days).

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Average sea temperature in March
Male, Maldives

Average sea temperature in March - Male, Maldives
  • Average sea temperature in March: 29.1°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is April (29.9°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January and December (28.3°C).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Male, Maldives

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Male, Maldives
  • Average daylight in March: 12.1h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12.4h).
Months with the shortest days are January, November and December (Average daylight: 11.9h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 9h

The month with the most sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 9.3h).
Months with the least sunshine are June and September (Average sunshine: 6.7).

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Average UV index in March
Male, Maldives

Average UV index in March - Male, Maldives
  • Average UV index in March: 12

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, August, September, October and November (UV index 12).
Months with the lowest UV index are June, July and December (UV index 11).

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