March weather forecast and climate
Matara, Sri Lanka

The first month of the spring, March, is also a hot month in Matara, Sri Lanka, with average temperature varying between 24°C (75.2°F) and 31°C (87.8°F).

Temperature

Warmest months are March and April, with an average high-temperature of 31°C (87.8°F).

Rainfall

In March, in Matara, the rain falls for 7 days. Throughout March, 104mm (4.1") of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 112 rainfall days, and 2024mm (79.7") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Matara, the average seawater temperature in March is 28.9°C (84°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.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

Months with the most sunshine in Matara are February and March, with an average of 8h of sunshine.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index in Matara are January through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an excessive health risk from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
In March, the average maximum UV index of 12 translate into the following recommendations:
Take all required precautions, as unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. 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. Even on cloudy days, a sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should be generously applied and frequently re-applied, including after every swim or outdoor exercise. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.

What is the warmest month in Matara?

Warmest months in Matara are March and April, with an average high-temperature of 31°C (87.8°F).

What is the temperature in March in Matara?

In March, in Matara, Sri Lanka, the average high-temperature is 31°C (87.8°F), and the average low-temperature is 24°C (75.2°F).

How many days does it rain in March in Matara?

In March, the rain falls for 7 days. Throughout March, 104mm (4.1") of precipitation is accumulated.

How warm is the water in March in Matara?

In Matara, in March, the average water temperature is 28.9°C (84°F). 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.

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

In Matara, Sri Lanka, the average length of the day in March is 12.1h.

What is the month with the most sunshine in Matara?

February and March, with an average of 8h of sunshine, are months with the most sunshine in Matara.

How long on average sun shines in March in Matara?

In March, the average sunshine in Matara is 8h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Matara?

Months with the highest UV index in Matara are January through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

How high is the UV index in March in Matara?

The average daily maximum UV index in March in Matara, Sri Lanka, is 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an ultimate hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in March - Matara, Sri Lanka
  • Average high temperature in March: 31°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are March and April (31°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are August, September and October (29°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 24°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are May and June (25°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (22°C).

Average rainfall in March - Matara, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall in March: 104mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (279mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is January (84mm).

Average rainfall days in March - Matara, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall days in March: 7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is November (14 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January and February (5 days).

Average sea temperature in March - Matara, Sri Lanka
  • Average sea temperature in March: 28.9°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 January (27.7°C).

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

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12.5h).
Months with shortest days are January and December (Average daylight: 11.8h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 8h

Months with most sunshine are February and March (Average sunshine: 8h).
Months with least sunshine are May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (Average sunshine: 6).

Average UV index in March - Matara, Sri Lanka
  • Average UV index in March: 12

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October (UV index 12).
Months with the lowest UV index are November and December (UV index 11).

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