Bentota
Sri Lanka
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

March weather forecast and climate
Bentota, Sri Lanka

March, the first month of the spring, in Bentota, is still a tropical month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 31.3°C (88.3°F) and an average low of 25°C (77°F).

Temperature

The warmest months are March and April, with an average high-temperature of 31.3°C (88.3°F).

Heat index

In March, the average heat index is appraised at a scorching 40.8°C (105.4°F). Take extra precautions, as heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible. Sustained activity may result in heatstroke.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. With the 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', 'feels like', 'real feel', or 'felt air temperature', combines air temperature and relative humidity to represent a human perceived temperature equivalent. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (wind, metabolic differences, differences in body mass, height, and shape). Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact, and may raise the heat index additionally, by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are particularly important for children. Children are often less aware of the need to rest and re-hydrate. Thirst is a late sign of dehydration - it is vital to remain hydrated, particularly during prolonged physical activities.
The human body cools itself through perspiration, as excessive warmth is removed from the body through sweat evaporation. 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

In Bentota, the average relative humidity is 77%.

Rainfall

In Bentota, it is raining for 19.9 days, with typically 61mm (2.4") of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Bentota, Sri Lanka, there are 273.8 rainfall days, and 2059mm (81.06") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Bentota, in March, the average water temperature is 29.1°C (84.4°F).
Note: For any water activity, surface water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are considered as excellent and extremely pleasant for lengthened periods.

Daylight

In Bentota, the average length of the day is 12.1h.

Sunshine

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

UV index

January through April, July, September through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index in Bentota, Sri Lanka. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high threat to health from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 7 in March interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against the skin and eye damage is required. 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. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What are the warmest months in Bentota?

March and April, with an average high-temperature of 31.3°C (88.3°F), are warmest months in Bentota, Sri Lanka.

What is the temperature in March in Bentota?

In March, in Bentota, the average high-temperature is 31.3°C (88.3°F), and the average low-temperature is 25°C (77°F). In March, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'feels like'), that calculates temperature value influenced by the moisture in the air, is calculated to 40.8°C (105.4°F).

What is the average humidity in March in Bentota?

In Bentota, the average relative humidity in March is 77%.

How much does it rain in Bentota in March?

In Bentota, Sri Lanka, during March, the rain falls for 19.9 days and regularly aggregates up to 61mm (2.4") of precipitation.

How warm is the water in March in Bentota?

In Bentota, Sri Lanka, in March, the average water temperature is 29.1°C (84.4°F). Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

How many hours of daylight does Bentota have in March?

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

How many hours of sunshine does Bentota have in March?

The average sunshine in March in Bentota is 9h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Bentota?

Months with the highest UV index in Bentota are January through April, July, September through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7.

What is the UV index intensity in March in Bentota?

In Bentota, Sri Lanka, the average daily maximum UV index in March 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 - Bentota, Sri Lanka
  • Average high temperature in March: 31.3°C

The warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are March and April (31.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is August (28.6°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 25°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is May (26.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (23.4°C).

Average humidity in March - Bentota, Sri Lanka
  • Average humidity in March: 77%

Months with the highest relative humidity are June, July and August (83%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are January and February (75%).

Average rainfall in March - Bentota, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall in March: 61mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (350mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (25mm).

Average rainfall days in March - Bentota, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall days in March: 19.9 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are July and August (29.5 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (8.9 days).

Average sea temperature in March - Bentota, Sri Lanka
  • Average sea temperature in March: 29.1°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is April (29.6°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is July (27.3°C).

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

Months with the longest days are June and July (Average daylight: 12.5h).
Months with the shortest days are January, November and December (Average daylight: 11.8h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 9h

The month with the most sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 9.2h).
The month with the least sunshine is November (Average sunshine: 6.8h).

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

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