Dakar
Senegal
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

March weather forecast and climate
Dakar, Senegal

A high aerial view of the vast city of Dakar, Senegal, with a beautiful outline of the Atlantic Ocean waterfront
A high aerial view of the vast city of Dakar, Senegal, with a beautiful outline of the Atlantic Ocean waterfront
The first month of the spring, March, is also a moderately hot month in Dakar, Senegal, with average temperature ranging between max 25°C (77°F) and min 17.4°C (63.3°F).

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in February - a still warm 25°C (77°F). The average low-temperature, in March, is 17.4°C (63.3°F).

Humidity

In March, the average relative humidity in Dakar is 76%.

Rainfall

In Dakar rain does not fall in March through May.

Sea temperature

The month with the coldest seawater in Dakar is March, with an average sea temperature of 19.9°C (67.8°F).
Note: Swimming in 19.9°C (67.8°F) is not enjoyable for the majority. Controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as surface water temperature decreases below 21°C (69.8°F).

Daylight

In March, the average length of the day in Dakar, Senegal, is 12.1h.

Sunshine

In Dakar, the average sunshine in March is 8.9h.

UV index

March through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Dakar. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an ultimate health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary 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. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes.

What is the temperature in March in Dakar?

In March, in Dakar, the average high-temperature is 25°C (77°F), and the average low-temperature is 17.4°C (63.3°F).

What is the average humidity in March in Dakar?

The average relative humidity in March in Dakar, Senegal, is 76%.

Does it rain in Dakar in March?

In March, in Dakar, it doesn't rain. February is the latest month when it rains.

What is the driest month in Dakar?

In Dakar, Senegal, rain does not fall in March through May.

What month is the sea coldest in Dakar?

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

What is the sea water temperature in March in Dakar?

In March, the average sea temperature is 19.9°C (67.8°F). For most, swimming in 19.9°C (67.8°F) is not an enjoyable activity. Furthermore, controlling your breathing becomes progressively more difficult as the water temperature decreases from 21°C (69.8°F) to 15°C (59°F).

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

The average length of the day in March in Dakar is 12.1h.

How many hours of sunshine does Dakar have in March?

In Dakar, the average sunshine in March is 8.9h.

When is the highest UV index in Dakar?

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

What is the UV index reading in March in Dakar?

The average daily maximum UV index in March is 12. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an ultimate hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in March - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average high temperature in March: 25°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are September and October (30.4°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (24.6°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 17.4°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (24.6°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (17°C).

Average humidity in March - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average humidity in March: 76%

The month with the highest relative humidity is September (81%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is December (66%).

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

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (184mm).
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are March, April and May (0mm).

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

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (9 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January, February, March, April, May, November and December (0 days).

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).

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average daylight in March: 12.1h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.3h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 8.9h

The month with most sunshine is April (Average sunshine: 9.6h).
The month with least sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 7.2h).

Average UV index in March - Dakar, Senegal
  • Average UV index in March: 12

Months with the highest UV index are March, April, May, June, July, August and September (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 8).