March weather forecast and climate
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Weather in March

The first month of the spring, March, is also a hot month in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, with average temperature fluctuating between 22°C (71.6°F) and 34.3°C (93.7°F).

Temperature

March and April, with an average high-temperature of 34.3°C (93.7°F), are the warmest months.

Heat index

The average heat index is computed to be a blazing hot 48.9°C (120°F). Be wary: Heat exhaustion and heat cramps are highly anticipated. With continued activity, heatstroke is very likely.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. With exposure to direct sunlight, the heat index may be increased by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'apparent temperature', 'felt air temperature', 'real feel', or 'feels like', is an index that combines air temperature and relative humidity to determine the human-perceived temperature equivalent. Additional factors like clothing, differences in body mass, height, and shape, pregnancy, and activity influence one's weather impression. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact and may raise the heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are especially crucial for babies and toddlers. 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. High relative humidity reduces the evaporation rate, resulting in a lower heat removal rate from the body, causing the perception of being overheated. 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

In March, the average relative humidity in Anuradhapura is 72%.

Rainfall

In Anuradhapura, in March, it is raining for 13.9 days, with typically 43mm (1.69") of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 199.1 rainfall days, and 893mm (35.16") of precipitation is accumulated.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

In Anuradhapura, the average sunshine is 9h.

UV index

February through September, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 7 interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions and adopt sun safety practices. Protection against sunburn is obliged. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. 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 are the warmest months in Anuradhapura?

Warmest months in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, are March and April, with an average high-temperature of 34.3°C (93.7°F).

What is the temperature in March in Anuradhapura?

In Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, in March, the average high-temperature is 34.3°C (93.7°F), and the average low-temperature is 22°C (71.6°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'real feel'), which combines air temperature and relative humidity, in March is computed to be 48.9°C (120°F).

What is the average humidity in March in Anuradhapura?

The average relative humidity in March in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, is 72%.

How many days does it rain in March in Anuradhapura?

In Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, in March, it is raining for 13.9 days, with typically 43mm (1.69") of accumulated precipitation.

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

The average length of the day in March in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, is 12.1h.

How many hours of sunshine does Anuradhapura have in March?

In Anuradhapura, the average sunshine in March is 9h.

When is the highest UV index in Anuradhapura?

Months with the highest UV index are February through September, with an average maximum UV index of 7.

How high is the UV index in March in Anuradhapura?

In March, the average daily maximum UV index in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, is 7. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high hazard to health from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in March
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Average temperature in March - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  • Average high temperature in March: 34.3°C

The warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are March and April (34.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (29.5°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 22°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is June (25.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (20.5°C).

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Average pressure in March
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Average pressure in March - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  • Average pressure in March: 1010.7mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1012mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (1007.2mbar).

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Average wind speed in March
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Average wind speed in March - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  • Average wind speed in March: 11km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is June (27.4km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is April (9.9km/h).

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Average humidity in March
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Average humidity in March - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  • Average humidity in March: 72%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (84%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are July, August and September (71%).

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Average rainfall in March
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Average rainfall in March - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall in March: 43mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (205mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is June (20mm).

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Average rainfall days in March
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Average rainfall days in March - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall days in March: 13.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is November (25.5 days).
The month with the least rainy days is July (10.4 days).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  • Average daylight in March: 12.1h

Months with the longest days are June and July (Average daylight: 12.6h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.6h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 9h

Months with the most sunshine are May and July (Average sunshine: 10.2h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5.1h).

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Average sunshine days in March
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Average sunshine days in March - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  • Average sunshine days in March: 14.8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is July (18.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is November (3.2 days).

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Average UV index in March
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Average UV index in March - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  • Average UV index in March: 7

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

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Average cloud cover in March
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Average cloud cover in March - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  • Average cloud cover in March: 26

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 52).
The month with the least cloud cover is March (Cloud cover 26).

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Average visibility in March
Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Average visibility in March - Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
  • Average visibility in March: 9km

Months with the highest visibility are May, June, July, August and September (10km).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, February, November and December (8km).

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