Muscat
Oman
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

March weather forecast and climate
Muscat, Oman

A beautiful park outside the Grand Mosque Muscat, in Oman
A beautiful park outside the Grand Mosque Muscat, in Oman
The first month of the spring, March, is also a moderately hot month in Muscat, Oman, with average temperature fluctuating between 29.8°C (85.6°F) and 20.7°C (69.3°F).

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature marginally rises, from a warm 26.1°C (79°F) in February, to a still moderately hot 29.8°C (85.6°F). In Muscat, the average low-temperature is 20.7°C (69.3°F).

Heat index

In March, the average heat index is estimated at a tropical 32.1°C (89.8°F). Take extra precautions, as heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible. Sustained activity may result in heatstroke.
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 'apparent temperature', 'felt air temperature', 'real feel', 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 wind, differences in body mass, height, and shape, metabolic differences, and activity influence one's weather impression. 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 especially crucial for babies and toddlers. 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.

Humidity

In March, the average relative humidity in Muscat is 58%.

Rainfall

In Muscat, it is raining for 2 days, with typically 15.9mm (0.6") of accumulated precipitation. In Muscat, during the entire year, the rain falls for 10 days and collects up to 100.3mm (3.9") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In March, the average sea temperature in Muscat, Oman, is 24.7°C (76.5°F).
Note: A person's cold intolerance, with sunshine, wind, and air temperature, are essential factors for enjoying swimming in 24.7°C (76.5°F) water. (FYI: The Olympic swimming competition requires a water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 28°C (82.4°F).)

Daylight

In March, the average length of the day is 12h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in March is 9h.

UV index

In March, the average daily maximum UV index is 11. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an excessive health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 11 interpret into the following advice:
Practice all-important precautions. Light skin people may get burned in less than 5 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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. 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.

What is the temperature in March in Muscat?

In March, the average high-temperature is 29.8°C (85.6°F), and the average low-temperature is 20.7°C (69.3°F). In March, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'apparent temperature'), that combines air temperature and relative humidity, is evaluated at 32.1°C (89.8°F).

What is the average humidity in March in Muscat?

In March, the average relative humidity in Muscat is 58%.

How many days does it rain in March in Muscat?

In March, in Muscat, Oman, the rain falls for 2 days. Throughout March, 15.9mm (0.6") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the water temperature in March in Muscat?

In Muscat, Oman, in March, the average water temperature is 24.7°C (76.5°F). A person's cold intolerance, with sunshine, wind, and air temperature, are essential factors for enjoying swimming in 24.7°C (76.5°F) water.

How many hours of daylight does Muscat have in March?

In Muscat, the average length of the day in March is 12h.

How many hours of sunshine does Muscat have in March?

The average sunshine in March is 9h.

What is the UV index reading in March in Muscat?

The average daily maximum UV index in March in Muscat, Oman, is 11. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an excessive health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in March - Muscat, Oman
  • Average high temperature in March: 29.8°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is June (40.4°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (25.5°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 20.7°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is June (30.6°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (17.3°C).

Average humidity in March - Muscat, Oman
  • Average humidity in March: 58%

The month with the highest relative humidity is August (67%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (42%).

Average rainfall in March - Muscat, Oman
  • Average rainfall in March: 15.9mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is February (24.5mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is September (0mm).

Average rainfall days in March - Muscat, Oman
  • Average rainfall days in March: 2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is February (3 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are May, June, July, September, October and November (0 days).

Average sea temperature in March - Muscat, Oman
  • Average sea temperature in March: 24.7°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is June (31.6°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (23.3°C).

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Muscat, Oman
  • Average daylight in March: 12h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13.6h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.7h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 9h

The month with most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 11.2h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 8.6h).

Average UV index in March - Muscat, Oman
  • Average UV index in March: 11

Months with the highest UV index are April, May, June, July and August (UV index 12).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 6).