March weather forecast
Mecca, Saudi Arabia

A mosque Masjid Al-Haram in Mecca, Saudi Arabia
A mosque Masjid Al-Haram in Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Weather in March

The first month of the spring, March, is still a hot month in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, with an average temperature varying between 34.9°C (94.8°F) and 21.1°C (70°F).

Temperature

In Mecca, the average high-temperature in March slightly increases from 31.7°C (89.1°F) in February to a still hot 34.9°C (94.8°F). The average low-temperature, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, is 21.1°C (70°F).

Heat index

The average heat index in March is calculated to be a blistering 40°C (104°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 'apparent temperature', 'feels like', 'real feel', or 'felt air temperature', is a measure that combines air temperature and relative humidity into a single value that indicates how hot the weather feels. Additional factors like activity, metabolic differences, wind, and pregnancy 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 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.
To prevent overheating and help regulate its internal temperature, the human body sweat and rely on the evaporation to cool down. A higher relative humidity affects normal body cooling by reducing the evaporation rate, subsequently lowering the rate at which the body cools and increasing the perception of heat. If the body can not disperse the excessive heat and body temperature reaches conditions of hyperthermia, above 37.5°C (99.5°F) to 38.3°C (100.9°F), thermal conditions are potentially life-threatening.

Humidity

In Mecca, the average relative humidity in March is 48%.

Rainfall

In March, in Mecca, the rain falls for 1.8 days. Throughout March, 6mm (0.24") of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 22.4 rainfall days, and 112mm (4.41") of precipitation is accumulated.

Daylight

The average length of the day in March in Mecca is 12h and 2min.
On the first day of March in Mecca, sunrise is at 06:41 and sunset at 18:24. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:14 and sunset at 18:35 +03.

Sunshine

In March, the average sunshine is 9.1h.

UV index

March through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an excessive health risk from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: In March, the average maximum UV index of 12 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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for the 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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in March in Mecca?

In Mecca, Saudi Arabia, in March, the average high-temperature is 34.9°C (94.8°F), and the average low-temperature is 21.1°C (70°F). in March, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'feels like'), which represents the influence of relative humidity on air temperature, is calculated to be 40°C (104°F).

What is the average humidity in March in Mecca?

In March, the average relative humidity in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, is 48%.

How much does it rain in Mecca in March?

In Mecca, in March, during 1.8 rainfall days, 6mm (0.24") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

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

The average day length in March in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, is 12h and 2min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in March in Mecca?

On the first day of March in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, sunrise is at 06:41 and sunset at 18:24. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:14 and sunset at 18:35 +03.

How long on average sun shines in March in Mecca?

In Mecca, Saudi Arabia, the average sunshine duration in March is 9.1h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Mecca?

March through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Mecca.

What is the UV index intensity in March in Mecca?

In Mecca, Saudi Arabia, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 12. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme health threat from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
Average humidity
Average rainfall days
Average sunshine
Average UV index

Average temperature in March
Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Average temperature in March - Mecca, Saudi Arabia
  • Average high temperature in March: 34.9°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is June (43.8°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (30.5°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 21.1°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (29.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (18.8°C).

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Average humidity in March
Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Average humidity in March - Mecca, Saudi Arabia
  • Average humidity in March: 48%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (59%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is June (33%).

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Average rainfall in March
Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Average rainfall in March - Mecca, Saudi Arabia
  • Average rainfall in March: 5.5mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (22.6mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is June (0mm).

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Average rainfall days in March
Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Average rainfall days in March - Mecca, Saudi Arabia
  • Average rainfall days in March: 1.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (4 days).
The month with the least rainy days is June (0 days).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Mecca, Saudi Arabia
  • Average daylight in March: 12h and 2min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 25min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h and 52min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 9h and 6min

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 10h and 42min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 8h and 0min).

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Average UV index in March
Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Average UV index in March - Mecca, Saudi Arabia
  • Average UV index in March: 12

The months with the highest UV index are March, April, May, June, July, August and September (UV index 12).
The months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 7).

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