, the first month of the spring in Puerto Princesa
, is still a hot month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 32°C (89.6°F) and an average low of 23.2°C (73.8°F).
An excellent water temperature of 27.7°C (81.9°F) and only 4 rainfall days, with 37.2mm (1.46") of accumulated rainfall, makes March a prime for swimming and other water activities.
In Puerto Princesa, the average high-temperature in March is essentially the same as in February
- a still hot 32°C (89.6°F). In March, in Puerto Princesa, the average low-temperature is 23.2°C (73.8°F).
In March, the average heat index is computed to be a blistering 43.9°C (111°F). Be wary
: Heat exhaustion and heat cramps are highly anticipated. With continued activity, heatstroke is very likely.
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 'feels like', 'apparent temperature', 'real feel', or 'felt air temperature', is a measure of how hot it feels when the actual air humidity is factored in. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (wind, differences in body mass, height, and shape, clothing), and activity. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact and may raise the 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.
The human body cools itself through perspiration, as excessive warmth is removed from the body through sweat evaporation. Under high air temperature and humidity (high heat index) conditions, perspiration is limited, and the perception of heat is increased. When heat gain surpasses the level the body can shed, body temperature begins to increase, and consequently, overheating and dehydration can occur, with varying severity.
March is the least humid month, with an average relative humidity of 79%.
In Puerto Princesa, Philippines
, it is raining for 4 days, with typically 37.2mm (1.46") of accumulated precipitation. In Puerto Princesa, Philippines, during the entire year, the rain falls for 130 days and collects up to 1563.8mm (61.57") of precipitation.
In March, the average sea temperature in Puerto Princesa is 27.7°C (81.9°F).Note
: For any water activity, surface water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are considered as excellent and extremely pleasant for lengthened periods.
In March, the average length of the day is 12h and 4min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:19 am and sunset at 6:15 pm. On the last day of March, sunrise is at 6:02 am and sunset at 6:15 pm PST.
The average sunshine in March in Puerto Princesa is 8h.
February through October
, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an ultimate health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the average person.Note
: The average daily UV index of 12 in March transform into the following instructions:
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. 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.