Maputo
Mozambique
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

March weather forecast and climate
Maputo, Mozambique

The beautiful building in Maputo train station in Maputo, Mozambique
The beautiful building in Maputo train station in Maputo, Mozambique
The first month of the autumn, March, is still a warm month in Maputo, Mozambique, with average temperature ranging between min 21.5°C (70.7°F) and max 29.3°C (84.7°F).

Temperature

In Maputo, the average high-temperature in March is practically the same as in February - a still warm 29.3°C (84.7°F). The average low-temperature, in Maputo, is 21.5°C (70.7°F).

Heat index

The average heat index is appraised at a tropical 33.6°C (92.5°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. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'real feel', 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature', or 'feels like', is calculated by taking the relative humidity value for a specific location and factoring it into the air temperature reading. Additional factors like activity, metabolic differences, pregnancy, and wind affect individual temperature impact. Bear in mind that direct sunshine exposure increases weather impact, and may raise heat index 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.

Humidity

March is the most humid month in Maputo, with an average relative humidity of 71%.

Rainfall

In March, the rain falls for 7 days. Throughout March, 105.6mm (4.16") of precipitation is accumulated. In Maputo, during the entire year, the rain falls for 60.4 days and collects up to 813.6mm (32.03") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In March, the average sea temperature is 27.3°C (81.1°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 Maputo, the average length of the day in March is 12.2h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine is 8h.

UV index

In March, the average daily maximum UV index is 11. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an ultimate health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: In March, the average maximum UV index of 11 translate into the following recommendations:
Practice all essential precautions. Protection against sun damage is crucial. 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. 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. Even on cloudy days, a sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should be generously applied and frequently re-applied, including after every swim or outdoor exercise. 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 Maputo?

The average high-temperature, in March, in Maputo, Mozambique, is 29.3°C (84.7°F), while the average low-temperature is 21.5°C (70.7°F). In March, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature'), that factores the actual air temperature with the relative humidity, is estimated at 33.6°C (92.5°F).

What is the most humid month in Maputo?

With an average relative humidity of 71%, March is the most humid month in Maputo, Mozambique.

What is the average humidity in March in Maputo?

In March, the average relative humidity is 71%.

How much does it rain in Maputo in March?

In Maputo, Mozambique, in March, during 7 rainfall days, 105.6mm (4.16") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the sea water temperature in March in Maputo?

In Maputo, in March, the average water temperature 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.

What is the average length of the day in March in Maputo?

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

How long on average sun shines in March in Maputo?

In March, the average sunshine is 8h.

How high is the UV index in March in Maputo?

In Maputo, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 11. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an ultimate hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in March - Maputo, Mozambique
  • Average high temperature in March: 29.3°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is January (29.9°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is July (24.4°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 21.5°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are January and February (22.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is July (14.2°C).

Average humidity in March - Maputo, Mozambique
  • Average humidity in March: 71%

The month with the highest relative humidity is March (71%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is June (63.5%).

Average rainfall in March - Maputo, Mozambique
  • Average rainfall in March: 105.6mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (171.1mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is August (15mm).

Average rainfall days in March - Maputo, Mozambique
  • Average rainfall days in March: 7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (8.1 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is July (1.8 days).

Average sea temperature in March - Maputo, Mozambique
  • Average sea temperature in March: 27.3°C

Best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are January and February (27.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is August (22.2°C).

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Maputo, Mozambique
  • Average daylight in March: 12.2h

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 13.7h).
The month with shortest days is June (Average daylight: 10.5h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 8h

The month with most sunshine is September (Average sunshine: 8.3h).
Months with least sunshine are October, November and December (Average sunshine: 7).

Average UV index in March - Maputo, Mozambique
  • Average UV index in March: 11

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 12).
Months with the lowest UV index are June and July (UV index 5).