March weather forecast
Kandy, Sri Lanka

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Weather in March

Maintaining the trend from the preceding months, Kandy's March weather remains consistent with the dry season’s pattern, promising ample daylight hours and an agreeable temperature range. Warmer climes start to settle in when compared from February to March, evident from the slightly higher temperature average. The distinct feature of this month is the substantial rise in rainfall to 72mm (2.83"). Despite the increase in humidity and rainfall, Kandy's weather continues to cater to local and international explorers interested in the historic landmarks and religious sites. Holi, followed by numerous New Year celebrations, paints the city in vibrant colours.

Temperature

Kandy's March weather, marked by an average high temperature of 31.5°C (88.7°F) and an average low temperature of 19.2°C (66.6°F), is the warmest in the year.

Heat index

The heat index in March is estimated at a scorching 40°C (104°F). Take more safety measures, heat exhaustion and heat cramps are potential outcomes. Persistent activity might lead to heatstroke.
Be aware that heat index ratings are designed for shaded locations and minor breezes. Exposure to direct sunlight may make the heat index values climb by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'felt air temperature' or 'real feel', combines both the air temperature and the humidity level to give a perceived human temperature. Physical activity, clothing, and metabolic variations are additional factors that impact an individual's perception of temperature. Being under direct sunshine can magnify the heat experience, possibly pushing up the heat index by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are extremely significant for babies and toddlers. Young ones often do not realize the necessity to rest and replenish their fluids. Thirst is a delayed indication of dehydration - keeping hydrated, particularly in prolonged physical activity, is crucial.
In high temperatures, perspiration kicks in, allowing the human body to cool down through the evaporation of sweat. A surge in relative humidity can disrupt the body's normal cooling function by slowing evaporation, hence reducing the rate at which the body cools and intensifying the perception of heat. Overheating and potential dehydration arise when body heat gain eclipses its release capability.

Humidity

March is the least humid month in Kandy, Sri Lanka, with an average relative humidity of 74%.

Rainfall

In Kandy, in March, during 18.9 rainfall days, 72mm (2.83") of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Kandy, during the entire year, the rain falls for 278.4 days and collects up to 1466mm (57.72") of precipitation.

Daylight

In March, the average length of the day in Kandy is 12h and 5min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:20 and sunset at 18:19. On the last day of March, sunrise is at 06:05 and sunset at 18:17 +0530.

Sunshine

In March, the average sunshine is 8.9h.

UV index

The months with the highest UV index are January through September, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health hazard from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: A maximum high UV index of 6 in March translates into the following recommendations:
Use protective steps and abide by sun safety guidelines. Safeguarding against skin and eye harm is necessary. Attempt to stay under shade and limit exposure to the Sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when UV radiation is at its peak. Remember, devices such as parasols or canopies might not provide complete sun protection. Combat UV radiation's detrimental effects with sun-safe clothing and UV-blocking eyewear.
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Frequently asked questions

What time of the year is the hottest in Kandy?

March, characterized by an average high temperature of 31.5°C (88.7°F) and a low temperature of 19.2°C (66.6°F), is generally the warmest month.

Is it hot in Kandy during March?

During March, Kandy experiences an average high-temperature of 31.5°C (88.7°F) and a low-temperature of 19.2°C (66.6°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'felt air temperature'), which combines relative humidity and air temperature, in March is estimated at 40°C (104°F).

What is the least humid month in Kandy?

March is the least humid month in Kandy, with an average relative humidity of 74%.

What is the average humidity in March in Kandy?

The average relative humidity in March in Kandy is 74%.

How many days does it rain in March in Kandy?

In Kandy, Sri Lanka, in March, it is raining for 18.9 days, with typically 72mm (2.83") of accumulated precipitation.

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

In March, the average day length in Kandy is 12h and 5min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in March in Kandy?

In March, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:20 and sunset at 18:19. On the last day of the month, in Kandy, sunrise is at 06:05 and sunset at 18:17 +0530.

How many hours of sunshine does Kandy have in March?

The average sunshine duration in March is 8.9h.

When is the highest UV index in Kandy?

The months with the highest UV index in Kandy are January through September, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6.

What is the UV index reading in March in Kandy?

The average daily maximum UV index in March in Kandy is 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in March
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average temperature in March - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average high temperature in March: 31.5°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is March (31.5°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (27.5°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 19.2°C

The months with the highest average low temperature are May and June (21.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (18.1°C).

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Average pressure in March
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average pressure in March - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average pressure in March: 1010.8mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1011.8mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (1008.1mbar).

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Average wind speed in March
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average wind speed in March - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average wind speed in March: 5km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is June (13.5km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is April (4.7km/h).

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Average humidity in March
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average humidity in March - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average humidity in March: 74%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (84%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is March (74%).

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Average rainfall in March
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average rainfall in March - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall in March: 72mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (301mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (38mm).

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Average rainfall days in March
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average rainfall days in March - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall days in March: 18.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (28.6 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (14.1 days).

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

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average daylight in March: 12h and 1min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12h and 30min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 42min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 8h and 5min

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 10h and 48min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5h and 42min).

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Average sunshine days in March
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average sunshine days in March - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average sunshine days in March: 10.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (14.8 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is May (1.2 days).

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Average UV index in March
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average UV index in March - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average UV index in March: 6

The months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, November and December (UV index 6).
The month with the lowest UV index is October (UV index 5).

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Average cloud cover in March
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average cloud cover in March - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average cloud cover in March: 27

The months with the most cloud cover are November and December (Cloud cover 47).
The month with the least cloud cover is March (Cloud cover 27).

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Average visibility in March
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average visibility in March - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average visibility in March: 8km

The months with the highest visibility are June, July and August (10km).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, November and December (8km).

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