March weather forecast
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Weather in March

The first month of the spring, March, is still a very hot month in Mapaki, Sierra Leone, with temperature in the range of an average low of 22.9°C (73.2°F) and an average high of 38.4°C (101.1°F).

Temperature

The warmest month is March, with an average high-temperature of 38.4°C (101.1°F) and an average low-temperature of 22.9°C (73.2°F).

Heat index

The average heat index in March is calculated to be a life-threatening hot 56°C (132.8°F). Warning: These weather conditions are considered as extremely dangerous, as heatstroke is imminent.
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', combines air temperature and relative humidity to represent a human perceived temperature equivalent. Additional factors like wind, metabolic differences, pregnancy, and activity influence one's weather impression. 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 particularly important for children. 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.
Perspiration is the human body's physiological response to high temperatures and is an attempt to lower body temperature through evaporation of sweat. 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. 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.

Humidity

The average relative humidity in March in Mapaki is 60%.

Rainfall

In Mapaki, it is raining for 11.1 days, with typically 21mm (0.83") of accumulated precipitation. In Mapaki, during the entire year, the rain falls for 225.8 days and collects up to 1471mm (57.91") of precipitation.

Daylight

In March, the average length of the day in Mapaki is 12h and 5min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 07:01 and sunset at 18:58. On the last day of March, sunrise is at 06:45 and sunset at 18:57 GMT.

Sunshine

In March, the average sunshine in Mapaki is 9.5h.

UV index

January through April, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 7 in March transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions and adopt sun safety practices. Protection against sunburn is obliged. 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.
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FAQ

What is the warmest month in Mapaki?

The warmest month in Mapaki, Sierra Leone, is March, with an average high-temperature of 38.4°C (101.1°F) and an average low-temperature of 22.9°C (73.2°F).

What is the temperature in March in Mapaki?

In Mapaki, Sierra Leone, in March, the average high-temperature is 38.4°C (101.1°F), and the average low-temperature is 22.9°C (73.2°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'felt air temperature'), which takes the relative humidity and factors it into the air temperature reading, in March is calculated to be 56°C (132.8°F).

What is the average humidity in March in Mapaki?

The average relative humidity in March is 60%.

How many days does it rain in March in Mapaki?

In March, in Mapaki, the rain falls for 11.1 days. Throughout March, 21mm (0.83") of precipitation is accumulated.

How many hours of daylight does Mapaki have in March?

In Mapaki, Sierra Leone, the average day length in March is 12h and 5min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in March in Mapaki?

On the first day of March in Mapaki, Sierra Leone, sunrise is at 07:01 and sunset at 18:58. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:45 and sunset at 18:57 GMT.

How long on average sun shines in March in Mapaki?

In March, the average sunshine duration in Mapaki is 9.5h.

When is the highest UV index in Mapaki?

The months with the highest UV index in Mapaki are January through April, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 7.

What is the UV index reading in March in Mapaki?

In Mapaki, Sierra Leone, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 7. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in March
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average temperature in March - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average high temperature in March: 38.4°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is March (38.4°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is August (27.6°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 22.9°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is April (24°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (19.7°C).

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Average pressure in March
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average pressure in March - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average pressure in March: 1010.5mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is July (1014.1mbar).
The months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are February and March (1010.5mbar).

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Average wind speed in March
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average wind speed in March - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average wind speed in March: 5.5km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (5.8km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is November (3.3km/h).

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Average humidity in March
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average humidity in March - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average humidity in March: 60%

The month with the highest relative humidity is August (93%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are January and February (58%).

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Average rainfall in March
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average rainfall in March - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average rainfall in March: 21mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (332mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is December (3mm).

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Average rainfall days in March
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average rainfall days in March - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average rainfall days in March: 11.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (30.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (2.2 days).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average daylight in March: 12h and 5min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12h and 38min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 37min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 9h and 30min

The month with the most sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 9h and 48min).
The month with the least sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 3h and 42min).

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Average sunshine days in March
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average sunshine days in March - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average sunshine days in March: 17.7 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (27.4 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (0.5 days).

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Average UV index in March
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average UV index in March - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average UV index in March: 7

The months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, November and December (UV index 7).
The months with the lowest UV index are July and August (UV index 5).

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Average cloud cover in March
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average cloud cover in March - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average cloud cover in March: 22

The month with the most cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 83).
The months with the least cloud cover are January and February (Cloud cover 15).

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Average visibility in March
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average visibility in March - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average visibility in March: 10km

The months with the highest visibility are February, March and April (10km).
The month with the lowest visibility is September (5km).

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