March weather forecast

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Weather in March

March in Somalia signifies the commencement of the warmer part of the year. Average temperatures range from 25°C (77°F) to 35°C (95°F) across the country, a noticeable increase from the conditions in February. In Hargeisa, the northern region, temperatures range from 20°C (68°F) to 30°C (86°F), while in Mogadishu, located in the south, temperatures typically range between 30°C (86°F) and 35°C (95°F).

Compared to February, March is noticeably warmer, signifying a transition towards the significantly hotter months ahead. It serves as a preliminary phase for the forthcoming heat of April, the hottest month of the year in Somalia.

Precipitation in March begins to increase slightly, as this month marks the onset of the Gu season, Somalia's primary rainy season. The showers are usually sporadic, with southern regions witnessing more rainfall than the northern areas. On average, the total rainfall across the country for this month remains relatively low but higher than the previous months of January and February.

While the coastal regions continue to experience maritime influences that can result in slightly cooler temperatures and occasional light showers, the interior regions see a more pronounced increase in both temperatures and rainfall.

Although March doesn't hold any records for extreme weather conditions, it's noteworthy for the distinct transition it represents. The month brings an end to the cooler Jilal season and marks the beginning of the hotter and slightly wetter Gu season. Thus, visitors during this month can experience a blend of both seasons - the tail end of the cooler, drier weather, and the start of warmer, rainier conditions.

  • Mogadishu - March »
    The months with the lowest humidity are March and April, with an average relative humidity of 77%. March and April, with an average relative humidity of 77%, are the least humid months in Mogadishu.
  • Hargeisa - March »
    In Hargeisa, in March, it is raining for 8.8 days, with typically 33mm (1.3") of accumulated precipitation. The average relative humidity in March in Hargeisa, Somalia, is 56%.
  • Bosaso - March »
    March in Bosaso presents a significant shift in weather conditions, as indicated by a jump in the average low temperature to 21.6°C (70.9°F). In Bosaso the average seawater temperature in March is 27°C (80.6°F).
  • Galkayo - March »
    In March, Galkayo's weather conditions record an average high-temperature of a tropical 30°C (86°F), demonstrating little divergence from the preceding month. On the first day of March in Galkayo, sunrise is at 06:02 and sunset at 18:02.
  • Berbera - March »
    March reintroduces Berbera's well-known heat as the average high temperature spikes to 27.7°C (81.9°F). With March's arrival, Berbera notes an average high-temperature of a still warm 27.7°C (81.9°F), closely following the trend of the preceding month.
  • Kismayo - March »
    On the first day of March in Kismayo sunrise is at 06:18 and sunset at 18:25. On the first day of March in Kismayo, sunrise is at 06:18 and sunset at 18:25.
  • Garowe - March »
    On the first day of March in Garowe, Somalia, sunrise is at 05:59 and sunset at 17:57. March is the first month it rains in Garowe.
  • Merca - March »
    In Merca, in March, the average water temperature is 27.3°C (81.1°F). In March, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:10 and sunset at 18:15.
  • Beledweyne - March »
    In March, a slight shift in the weather trend becomes apparent in Beledweyne, with temperatures reaching a high of 36.7°C (98.1°F), subtly higher than previous months. In Beledweyne, Somalia, the warmest period comes during March and April, when the average high-temperature touches 36.7°C (98.1°F).
  • Borama - March »
    On the first day of March in Borama, Somalia, sunrise is at 06:21 and sunset at 18:17. In the transition from February to March, Borama reports an average high-temperature of a still warm 27.5°C (81.5°F), indicating a close resemblance to the prior month.


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