March weather forecast
Port Mathurin, Mauritius

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Weather in March

A transition to a slightly cooler climate can be noticed in March, although Port Mathurin maintains its usually warm temperature and humidity levels. The weather remains unpredictable because the cyclone season doesn't end until April. Capturing the peak of the rainy season, this month records a maximum rainfall of 140mm (5.51"). Yet, the plentiful sunshine and decent sea temperatures offer ample opportunities for outdoor activities between showers. In essence, visitors should anticipate a mix of rain and sun throughout this period.

Temperature

March's average high-temperature in Port Mathurin, Mauritius, is a still moderately hot 27.6°C (81.7°F), maintaining a close comparison with February's 27.7°C (81.9°F). Throughout March, a modest shift from daytime highs is anticipated in Port Mathurin, Mauritius, with an average low-temperature of 26.9°C (80.4°F).

Heat index

The average heat index in March is appraised at a hot 31°C (87.8°F). With sustained exposure and activity, exhaustion becomes probable, resulting in heat cramps.
Heat index readings emphasize conditions of light breezes and shaded spots. Heat index values can rise by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees when in direct sunlight.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'apparent temperature' or 'feels like', ties air temperature with relative humidity to produce the perceived temperature sensation. This effect is personal, influenced by the individual's physical activity and heat sensitivity, shaped by factors including wind, attire, and metabolic variations. It is noteworthy that being in direct sunlight can enhance the weather's impact, raising the heat index by as much as 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are especially vital to children. Kids frequently ignore the importance of taking a break and rehydrating. Thirst is a late symptom of dehydration - thus, it is crucial to stay hydrated, especially during long-lasting physical activities.

Humidity

The average relative humidity in March in Port Mathurin is 78%.

Rainfall

The month with the most rainfall in Port Mathurin is March, when the rain falls for 21.9 days and typically aggregates up to 140mm (5.51") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

The month with the warmest seawater in Port Mathurin is March, with an average sea temperature of 28.2°C (82.8°F).
Note: Water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are ideal for all water activities, offering enjoyment without causing discomfort over extended periods.

Daylight

In March, the average length of the day in Port Mathurin is 12h and 12min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 05:44 and sunset at 18:12. On the last day of March, sunrise is at 05:53 and sunset at 17:47 +04.

Sunshine

In March, the average sunshine is 8.7h.

UV index

January through April, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index in Port Mathurin. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high threat to health from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: The UV index of 7 during March leads to these advisories:
Adopt measures and apply sun safety strategies. Shielding from skin and eye damage is necessary. Attempt to stay under shade and limit exposure to the Sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when UV radiation is at its peak. Remember, devices such as parasols or canopies might not provide complete sun protection. Experience reduced UV exposure by about half when donning a wide-brim hat. Take caution! The UV rays from the Sun gain strength from sand and water reflections.

Frequently asked questions

What are the temperatures in Port Mathurin in March?

Port Mathurin in March has an average high-temperature of 27.6°C (81.7°F) and an average low-temperature of 26.9°C (80.4°F). In March, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'apparent temperature'), which takes the relative humidity and factors it into the air temperature reading, is appraised at 31°C (87.8°F).

What is the average humidity in March in Port Mathurin?

In Port Mathurin, Mauritius, the average relative humidity in March is 78%.

What is the rainiest month in Port Mathurin?

The month with the most rainfall in Port Mathurin is March, when the rain falls for 21.9 days and typically aggregates up to 140mm (5.51") of precipitation.

How much does it rain in Port Mathurin in March?

In March, in Port Mathurin, the rain falls for 21.9 days. Throughout March, 140mm (5.51") of precipitation is accumulated.

What month is the sea warmest in Port Mathurin?

With an average sea temperature of 28.2°C (82.8°F), March is the month with the warmest seawater in Port Mathurin, Mauritius.

How warm is the water in March in Port Mathurin?

In Port Mathurin, Mauritius, the average seawater temperature in March is 28.2°C (82.8°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 Port Mathurin?

In March, the average day length in Port Mathurin, Mauritius, is 12h and 12min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in March in Port Mathurin?

On the first day of March in Port Mathurin, sunrise is at 05:44 and sunset at 18:12. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 05:53 and sunset at 17:47 +04.

How long on average sun shines in March in Port Mathurin?

The average sunshine duration in March in Port Mathurin is 8.7h.

When is the highest UV index in Port Mathurin?

The months with the highest UV index are January through April, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 7.

What is the UV index reading in March in Port Mathurin?

The average daily maximum UV index in March in Port Mathurin is 7. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health threat from exposure to Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in March
Port Mathurin, Mauritius

Average temperature in March - Port Mathurin, Mauritius
  • Average high temperature in March: 27.6°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is February (27.7°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is September (23°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 26.9°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is February (27°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is August (22.1°C).

Average pressure in March
Port Mathurin, Mauritius

Average pressure in March - Port Mathurin, Mauritius
  • Average pressure in March: 1012.1mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is August (1020.2mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is February (1011mbar).

Average wind speed in March
Port Mathurin, Mauritius

Average wind speed in March - Port Mathurin, Mauritius
  • Average wind speed in March: 26.9km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is August (33.2km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is February (24km/h).

Average humidity in March
Port Mathurin, Mauritius

Average humidity in March - Port Mathurin, Mauritius
  • Average humidity in March: 78%

The months with the highest relative humidity are November and December (79%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is August (74%).

Average rainfall in March
Port Mathurin, Mauritius

Average rainfall in March - Port Mathurin, Mauritius
  • Average rainfall in March: 140mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is March (140mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (13mm).

Average rainfall days in March
Port Mathurin, Mauritius

Average rainfall days in March - Port Mathurin, Mauritius
  • Average rainfall days in March: 21.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is March (21.9 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (11.6 days).

Average sea temperature in March
Port Mathurin, Mauritius

Average sea temperature in March - Port Mathurin, Mauritius
  • Average sea temperature in March: 28.2°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is March (28.2°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are August and September (23.3°C).

Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Port Mathurin, Mauritius

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Port Mathurin, Mauritius
  • Average daylight in March: 12h and 1min

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 13h and 18min).
The month with the shortest days is June (Average daylight: 11h and 0min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 8h and 4min

The month with the most sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 9h and 48min).
The month with the least sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 6h and 6min).

Average sunshine days in March
Port Mathurin, Mauritius

Average sunshine days in March - Port Mathurin, Mauritius
  • Average sunshine days in March: 4.5 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (9.2 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is February (4.4 days).

Average UV index in March
Port Mathurin, Mauritius

Average UV index in March - Port Mathurin, Mauritius
  • Average UV index in March: 7

The months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, November and December (UV index 7).
The months with the lowest UV index are May, June, July, August, September and October (UV index 6).

Average cloud cover in March
Port Mathurin, Mauritius

Average cloud cover in March - Port Mathurin, Mauritius
  • Average cloud cover in March: 45

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 46).
The month with the least cloud cover is May (Cloud cover 40).

Average visibility in March
Port Mathurin, Mauritius

Average visibility in March - Port Mathurin, Mauritius
  • Average visibility in March: 10km

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).

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