March weather forecast
Dakar, Senegal

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The vast city of Dakar, Senegal, with a beautiful outline of the Atlantic Ocean waterfront
The vast city of Dakar, Senegal, with a beautiful outline of the Atlantic Ocean waterfront

Weather in March

March brings in more changes to the weather scenario in Dakar. March is characterized by an increase in the frequency of cloud cover, although sunshine hours do not witness any notable reduction. The humidity curve shows an upward trend with the rise reaching 71% this month, signifying a moist environment. Under such circumstances, a light jacket is often a good companion towards the end of the day. Temperatures continue their downward pattern, standing at a low of 20.2°C (68.4°F) and a high of 22.3°C (72.1°F).

Temperature

The onset of March brings with it an average high-temperature of a still agreeable 22.3°C (72.1°F), showing a negligible variation from the month before. Dakar observes a minimal variance in temperature, with a consistent average low of 20.2°C (68.4°F) during the nights of March.

Humidity

In March, the average relative humidity is 71%.

Rainfall

January through March and December are months without rainfall.

Sea temperature

With an average sea temperature of 19.9°C (67.8°F), March is the month with the coldest seawater in Dakar.
Note: Swimming in water at 19.9°C (67.8°F) is not a pleasing experience for the majority. As the temperature descends from 21°C (69.8°F) to 15°C (59°F), controlling breathing becomes increasingly hard.

Daylight

In March, the average length of the day in Dakar is 12h and 4min.
On the first day of March in Dakar, Senegal, sunrise is at 07:25 and sunset at 19:17. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 07:05 and sunset at 19:21 GMT.

Sunshine

In Dakar, the average sunshine in March is 9.8h.

UV index

January through May and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The maximum daily UV index, 6 in March, converts into the following recommendations:
Steer clear of overexposure. Fair-skinned individuals can be scorched in less than 20 minutes. Stay in the shade and avoid direct Sun exposure from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., a period when UV radiation is particularly strong, noting that parasols or canopies may not offer total sun protection. In bright sunlight, prioritize sunglasses that grant protection from UVA and UVB radiation.
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Frequently asked questions

What are March temperatures in Dakar?

March temperatures in Dakar vary between a high-temperature of 22.3°C (72.1°F) and a low-temperature of 20.2°C (68.4°F).

What is the average humidity in March in Dakar?

In Dakar, the average relative humidity in March is 71%.

What is the driest month in Dakar?

January through March and December are months without rainfall.

Does it rain in Dakar in March?

In Dakar, in March, it doesn't rain. In April, it rains.

What month is the sea coldest in Dakar?

With an average sea temperature of 19.9°C (67.8°F), March is the month with the coldest seawater in Dakar.

What is the sea water temperature in March in Dakar?

In Dakar, Senegal, in March, the average water temperature is 19.9°C (67.8°F). For swimming, a surface water temperature of 19.9°C (67.8°F) is not enjoyable for the majority. It is not considered safe, as controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as water temperature decreases below 21°C (69.8°F).

How many hours of daylight does Dakar have in March?

In Dakar, the average day length in March is 12h and 4min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in March in Dakar?

On the first day of March in Dakar, sunrise is at 07:25 and sunset at 19:17. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 07:05 and sunset at 19:21 GMT.

How many hours of sunshine does Dakar have in March?

The average sunshine duration in March in Dakar is 9.8h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Dakar?

January through May and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the lowest UV index.

How high is the UV index in March in Dakar?

In Dakar, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health threat from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.

Average temperature in March
Dakar, Senegal

Average temperature in March - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average high temperature in March: 22.3°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is October (29°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is April (22.2°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 20.2°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is October (27.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is March (20.2°C).

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Average pressure in March
Dakar, Senegal

Average pressure in March - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average pressure in March: 1011.8mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1013.5mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is October (1011.3mbar).

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Average wind speed in March
Dakar, Senegal

Average wind speed in March - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average wind speed in March: 26.8km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is February (27.2km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is September (15.2km/h).

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Average humidity in March
Dakar, Senegal

Average humidity in March - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average humidity in March: 71%

The month with the highest relative humidity is July (82%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are January and December (59%).

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Average rainfall in March
Dakar, Senegal

Average rainfall in March - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average rainfall in March: 0mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (88mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January, February, March and December (0mm).

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Average rainfall days in March
Dakar, Senegal

Average rainfall days in March - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average rainfall days in March: 0.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (14.2 days).
The months with the least rainy days are February and March (0.3 days).

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Average sea temperature in March
Dakar, Senegal

Average sea temperature in March - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average sea temperature in March: 19.9°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is September (28.7°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (19.9°C).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Dakar, Senegal

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average daylight in March: 12h and 1min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 0min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 18min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 9h and 5min

The months with the most sunshine are April and May (Average sunshine: 9h and 54min).
The month with the least sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 7h and 42min).

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Average sunshine days in March
Dakar, Senegal

Average sunshine days in March - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average sunshine days in March: 30.6 days

The month with the most sunshine days is March (30.6 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is August (13.3 days).

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Average UV index in March
Dakar, Senegal

Average UV index in March - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average UV index in March: 6

The months with the highest UV index are June, July, August, September, October and November (UV index 7).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, April, May and December (UV index 6).

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Average cloud cover in March
Dakar, Senegal

Average cloud cover in March - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average cloud cover in March: 8

The month with the most cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 43).
The month with the least cloud cover is April (Cloud cover 6).

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Average visibility in March
Dakar, Senegal

Average visibility in March - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average visibility in March: 10km

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).

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