March weather forecast
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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The Olaya street metro construction and cars in a traffic jam in the city of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
The Olaya street metro construction and cars in a traffic jam in the city of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Weather in March

March ushers in hotter conditions with temperatures reaching up to 27.7°C (81.9°F), further enhancing the dryness. The city bathes in an average of 12 hours of daylight, revealing more of the day under the clear, sunny sky. The days become visibly longer, allowing plenty of time in the sun. However, the month is not entirely arid as the rain gauge records 21mm (0.83") rainfall over 9.4 days. Such precipitation levels, unusual for Riyadh, mark March as an outlier in the yearly weather patterns.

Temperature

The embrace of March brings a minor uplift in the average high-temperature, shifting from 23.4°C (74.1°F) in February to a still warm 27.7°C (81.9°F). A striking difference from the daytime highs is registered during March nights in Riyadh, with an average temperature of 15.2°C (59.4°F).

Humidity

In Riyadh, the average relative humidity in March is 32%.

Rainfall

In Riyadh, during March, the rain falls for 9.4 days and regularly aggregates up to 21mm (0.83") of precipitation. Throughout the year, in Riyadh, there are 44.8 rainfall days, and 93mm (3.66") of precipitation is accumulated.

Daylight

In March, the average length of the day is 12h and 1min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:15 and sunset at 17:55. On the last day of March, sunrise is at 05:45 and sunset at 18:09 +03.

Sunshine

In Riyadh, the average sunshine in March is 7.1h.

UV index

In March, the average daily maximum UV index in Riyadh is 10. A UV Index of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high health risk from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The maximum UV index of 10 during March leads to these instructions:
Ensure precautions are always in place. The risk to skin and eyes is high without them. The Sun's UV radiation is at its strongest between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Minimize direct exposure to the sun during this period. Always opt for UVA and UVB-resistant sunglasses on radiant days. Regularly use sunscreen with at least 30 SPF to shield yourself from sunburn and the adverse effects of the Sun’s rays.
Updated: Jan 25, 2024 | Published by: Weather Atlas | About Us / Weather Forecasting / Data Sources

Frequently asked questions

What is the usual temperature for Riyadh in March?

The high-temperature, in March, in Riyadh, is 27.7°C (81.9°F), while the low-temperature averages to 15.2°C (59.4°F).

What is the average humidity in March in Riyadh?

In Riyadh, the average relative humidity in March is 32%.

How much does it rain in Riyadh in March?

In Riyadh, in March, during 9.4 rainfall days, 21mm (0.83") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How many hours of daylight does Riyadh have in March?

In Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the average day length in March is 12h and 1min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in March in Riyadh?

In March, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:15 and sunset at 17:55. On the last day of the month, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, sunrise is at 05:45 and sunset at 18:09 +03.

How long on average sun shines in March in Riyadh?

The average sunshine duration in March in Riyadh is 7.1h.

How high is the UV index in March in Riyadh?

In March, the average daily maximum UV index in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is 10. A UV Index reading of 8 to 10 represents a very high health risk from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
Average humidity
Average rainfall days
Average daylight
Average sunshine
Average UV index

Average temperature in March
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Average temperature in March - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Average high temperature in March: 27.7°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (43.6°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (20.2°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 15.2°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (29.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (9°C).

Average humidity in March
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Average humidity in March - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Average humidity in March: 32%

The months with the highest relative humidity are January and December (47%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is July (10%).

Average rainfall in March
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Average rainfall in March - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Average rainfall in March: 21mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is April (23.8mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are June, July and September (0mm).

Average rainfall days in March
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Average rainfall days in March - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Average rainfall days in March: 9.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is April (11.3 days).
The months with the least rainy days are June and September (0 days).

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

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Average daylight in March: 12h and 0min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 36min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h and 36min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 7h and 1min

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 10h and 54min).
The months with the least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 6h and 54min).

Average UV index in March
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Average UV index in March - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Average UV index in March: 10

The months with the highest UV index are April, May, June, July and August (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 5).

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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