March weather forecast
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Weather in March

March, the first month of the spring, in Nuwara Eliya, is also a moderately hot month, with average temperature varying between 16.2°C (61.2°F) and 27.5°C (81.5°F).

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in February - a still moderately hot 27.5°C (81.5°F). In Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka,, the average low-temperature is 16.2°C (61.2°F).

Heat index

The average heat index is calculated to be a hot 30.9°C (87.6°F). Exhaustion is likely with prolonged exposure and activity. Sustaining activity may result in heat cramps.
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 'feels like', 'apparent temperature', 'real feel', or 'felt air temperature', is calculated by taking the relative humidity value for a specific location and factoring it into the air temperature reading. Additional factors like activity, metabolic differences, differences in body mass, height, and shape, and clothing affect individual temperature impact. 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.

Humidity

With an average relative humidity of 80%, March is the least humid month in Nuwara Eliya.

Rainfall

In Nuwara Eliya, during March, the rain falls for 20.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 121mm (4.76") of precipitation. Throughout the year, in Nuwara Eliya, there are 297.4 rainfall days, and 2784mm (109.61") of precipitation is accumulated.

Daylight

The average length of the day in March is 12.1h.

Sunshine

In March, the average sunshine in Nuwara Eliya is 7.9h.

UV index

February through September, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: In March, the average maximum UV index of 6 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions against overexposure. Fair-skinned people may get burned in less than 20 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. 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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in March in Nuwara Eliya?

In Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, in March, the average high-temperature is 27.5°C (81.5°F), and the average low-temperature is 16.2°C (61.2°F). In March, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'feels like'), which takes the relative humidity and factors it into the air temperature reading, is calculated to be 30.9°C (87.6°F).

What is the least humid month in Nuwara Eliya?

With an average relative humidity of 80%, March is the least humid month in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka.

What is the average humidity in March in Nuwara Eliya?

The average relative humidity in March is 80%.

How many days does it rain in March in Nuwara Eliya?

In Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, in March, it is raining for 20.8 days, with typically 121mm (4.76") of accumulated precipitation.

How many hours of daylight does Nuwara Eliya have in March?

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

How long on average sun shines in March in Nuwara Eliya?

In March, the average sunshine in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, is 7.9h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Nuwara Eliya?

Months with the highest UV index in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, are February through September, with an average maximum UV index of 6.

What is the UV index reading in March in Nuwara Eliya?

In March, the average daily maximum UV index in Nuwara Eliya is 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health threat from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in March
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Average temperature in March - Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
  • Average high temperature in March: 27.5°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is April (27.6°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (24.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 16.2°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is May (19.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (15.3°C).

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Average pressure in March
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

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

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1011.7mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (1008.3mbar).

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Average wind speed in March
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Average wind speed in March - Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
  • Average wind speed in March: 3.5km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is June (9.1km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is April (3.3km/h).

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Average humidity in March
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Average humidity in March - Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
  • Average humidity in March: 80%

The month with the highest relative humidity is November (89%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is March (80%).

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Average rainfall in March
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Average rainfall in March - Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall in March: 121mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (656mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (85mm).

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Average rainfall days in March
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Average rainfall days in March - Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall days in March: 20.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (29.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (16.3 days).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

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

Months with the longest days are June and July (Average daylight: 12.5h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.7h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 7.9h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 10h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 4.6h).

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Average sunshine days in March
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Average sunshine days in March - Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
  • Average sunshine days in March: 8.5 days

The month with the most sunshine days is February (11 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is May (0.8 days).

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Average UV index in March
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

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

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

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Average cloud cover in March
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Average cloud cover in March - Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
  • Average cloud cover in March: 43

The month with the most cloud cover is November (Cloud cover 63).
Months with the least cloud cover are July and August (Cloud cover 42).

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Average visibility in March
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Average visibility in March - Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
  • Average visibility in March: 7km

Months with the highest visibility are June, July and August (9km).
Months with the lowest visibility are November and December (6km).

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