March weather forecast

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Weather in March

March marks the onset of spring in Pakistan and is characterized by a significant warming trend across the country. Temperatures begin to rise, and there is a noticeable change in vegetation, particularly in the northern and central parts of the country.

In the northern highlands, including areas like Gilgit-Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, temperatures continue to remain cool, though the bitter cold of the winter months begins to recede. Average temperatures range from 5°C (41°F) to 15°C (59°F). The snow from the previous months continues to melt, and by the end of March, most lower-lying areas are free of snow.

In the southern plains and coastal areas, such as Karachi and Hyderabad, the temperatures see a substantial rise with averages ranging from 20°C (68°F) to 35°C (95°F). March is typically a dry month for these regions, with sparse rainfall. The weather transitions from the pleasant winter to the hot and often humid summer.

In the central parts of Pakistan, including major cities like Lahore and Islamabad, temperatures rise noticeably and range from 15°C (59°F) to 25°C (77°F). The frequency of rainfall decreases, and clear, sunny days become more common. The change in season is visible with the blossoming of flowers, particularly noticeable in Islamabad which hosts a famous annual Spring Flower Show.

Compared to February, March exhibits warmer weather throughout the country. While the northern regions witness the transition from winter to spring, the central and southern parts of the country prepare for the approaching summer heat.

  • Karachi - March »
    Karachi anticipates a pronounced temperature drop from daily highs during the nights of March, with an average low of 17.6°C (63.7°F). In Karachi, in March, the average water temperature is 24°C (75.2°F).
  • Lahore - March »
    On the first day of March in Lahore sunrise is at 6:28 am and sunset at 6:00 pm. Lahore experiences a temperature shift with the start of March, with average high-temperatures moving from an agreeable 22°C (71.6°F) in February to a moderately hot 27.1°C (80.8°F).
  • Faisalabad - March »
    March's long hours of sunlight, higher temperatures, and lower humidity mark the start of the warm season in Faisalabad. In Faisalabad, Pakistan, the average relative humidity in March is 46%.
  • Rawalpindi - March »
    On the first day of March in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, sunrise is at 6:35 am and sunset at 6:04 pm. On the last day of March, in Rawalpindi, sunrise is at 5:56 am and sunset at 6:27 pm PKT.
  • Multan - March »
    On the first day of March in Multan, sunrise is at 6:39 am and sunset at 6:13 pm. In March, in Multan the rain falls for 5.8 days.
  • Hyderabad - March »
    On the first day of March in Hyderabad, sunrise is at 6:49 am and sunset at 6:28 pm. With the onset of night in March, Hyderabad reveals a significant decrease in temperature, averaging at a refreshing 18.5°C (65.3°F).
  • Gujranwala - March »
    In Gujranwala, in March, during 8.3 rainfall days, 32mm (1.26") of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Gujranwala, in March, it is raining for 8.3 days, with typically 32mm (1.26") of accumulated precipitation.
  • Peshawar - March »
    In Peshawar, during March, the rain falls for 10.2 days and regularly aggregates up to 39mm (1.54") of precipitation. In March, in Peshawar the rain falls for 10.2 days.
  • Quetta - March »
    However, this month in Quetta poses a charm of its ministry March in Quetta brings an increase in the average high-temperature, progressing from a fresh 12.9°C (55.2°F) in February to a refreshing 18.7°C (65.7°F). In Quetta, Pakistan, in March, it is raining for 6 days, with typically 55mm (2.17") of accumulated precipitation.
  • Islamabad - March »
    In Islamabad, during March, the rain falls for 12.3 days and regularly aggregates up to 64mm (2.52") of precipitation. On the last day of March, in Islamabad, sunrise is at 5:55 am and sunset at 6:27 pm PKT.
  • Bahawalpur - March »
    In Bahawalpur, in March, it is raining for 3.8 days, with typically 10mm (0.39") of accumulated precipitation. The average low-temperature reading in March for Bahawalpur reflects a significant fall from the daytime highs, stabilizing at a refreshing 18.6°C (65.5°F).
  • Sargodha - March »
    On the first day of March in Sargodha sunrise is at 6:36 am and sunset at 6:07 pm. In Sargodha, during March, the rain falls for 8.3 days and regularly aggregates up to 21mm (0.83") of precipitation.


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