March weather forecast and climate
Peliyagoda, Sri Lanka

March, the first month of the spring, in Peliyagoda, is still a tropical month, with average temperature fluctuating between 24.3°C (75.7°F) and 31.8°C (89.2°F).

Temperature

The warmest months are March and April, with an average high-temperature of 31.8°C (89.2°F).

Heat index

The average heat index is evaluated at an extremely hot 42°C (107.6°F). Beware - heat cramps and heat exhaustion are very likely. Heatstroke is imminent with prolonged activity.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'apparent temperature', 'feels like', 'felt air temperature', or 'real feel', combines air temperature and relative humidity to represent a human perceived temperature equivalent. 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 additionally, by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are especially crucial for babies and toddlers. 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 normally cools itself by perspiration. Excessive warmth is eliminated from the body by evaporation of sweat. 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 March, the average relative humidity in Peliyagoda, Sri Lanka, is 76%.

Rainfall

In Peliyagoda, during March, the rain falls for 19.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 66mm (2.6") of precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 289.4 rainfall days, and 2262mm (89.06") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Peliyagoda, the average water temperature is 29.1°C (84.4°F).
Note: For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

In March, the average sunshine is 9h.

UV index

January through April, July, September, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index in Peliyagoda. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: In March, the average maximum UV index of 7 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions against overexposure. Protection against sun damage is needed. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. 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 is the warmest month in Peliyagoda?

Warmest months in Peliyagoda are March and April, with an average high-temperature of 31.8°C (89.2°F).

What is the temperature in March in Peliyagoda?

In Peliyagoda, Sri Lanka, in March, the average high-temperature is 31.8°C (89.2°F), and the average low-temperature is 24.3°C (75.7°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature'), that represents influence of the relative humidity to air temperaure, in March is appraised at 42°C (107.6°F).

What is the average humidity in March in Peliyagoda?

The average relative humidity in March in Peliyagoda, Sri Lanka, is 76%.

How many days does it rain in March in Peliyagoda?

In Peliyagoda, Sri Lanka, in March, it is raining for 19.8 days, with typically 66mm (2.6") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the sea water temperature in March in Peliyagoda?

In Peliyagoda, 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.

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

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

How many hours of sunshine does Peliyagoda have in March?

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

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

January through April, July, September, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index in Peliyagoda, Sri Lanka.

What is the UV index intensity in March in Peliyagoda?

In March, the average daily maximum UV index in Peliyagoda, Sri Lanka, is 7. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in March - Peliyagoda, Sri Lanka
  • Average high temperature in March: 31.8°C

The warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are March and April (31.8°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are July and August (28.9°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 24.3°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 (23.1°C).

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

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1011.6mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is May (1008.6mbar).

Average wind speed in March - Peliyagoda, Sri Lanka
  • Average wind speed in March: 8km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is June (15.1km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is March (8km/h).

Average humidity in March - Peliyagoda, Sri Lanka
  • Average humidity in March: 76%

Months with the highest relative humidity are June, July and August (83%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are January and February (74%).

Average rainfall in March - Peliyagoda, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall in March: 66mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (341mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (40mm).

Average rainfall days in March - Peliyagoda, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall days in March: 19.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (30.2 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (11.6 days).

Average sea temperature in March - Peliyagoda, 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 August (27.2°C).

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Peliyagoda, 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: 9h

The month with the most sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 9.1h).
The month with the least sunshine is November (Average sunshine: 6.7h).

Average sunshine days in March - Peliyagoda, Sri Lanka
  • Average sunshine days in March: 8.2 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (17.2 days).
Months with the least sunshine days are June and August (0.3 days).

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

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

Average cloud cover in March - Peliyagoda, Sri Lanka
  • Average cloud cover in March: 30

The month with the most cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 57).
The month with the least cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 24).

Average visibility in March - Peliyagoda, Sri Lanka
  • Average visibility in March: 10km

Months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April and December (10km).
Months with the lowest visibility are May, June, July, August, September, October and November (9km).