March weather forecast and climate
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Weather in March

The first month of the spring, March, is still a hot month in Sigiriya, Sri Lanka, with average temperature varying between 21.1°C (70°F) and 33.8°C (92.8°F).

Temperature

In Sigiriya, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in February - a still hot 33.8°C (92.8°F). The average low-temperature, in Sigiriya, Sri Lanka, is 21.1°C (70°F).

Heat index

In March, the average heat index is computed to be a blazing hot 47.6°C (117.7°F). Be wary: Heat exhaustion and heat cramps are highly anticipated. With continued activity, heatstroke is very likely.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. 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 'real feel', 'feels like', 'apparent temperature', 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, pregnancy, differences in body mass, height, and shape). Bear in mind that direct sunshine exposure increases weather impact, and may raise heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are particularly important for children. 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.
The human body normally cools itself by perspiration. Excessive warmth is eliminated from the body by evaporation of sweat. When the relative humidity is high, the evaporation rate is reduced. The warmth is removed from the body at a lower rate, causing the body to retain more heat than it would in dry air. 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

The average relative humidity in Sigiriya is 73%.

Rainfall

In Sigiriya, during March, the rain falls for 14 days and regularly aggregates up to 38mm (1.5") of precipitation. In Sigiriya, Sri Lanka, during the entire year, the rain falls for 196.8 days and collects up to 943mm (37.13") of precipitation.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

The average sunshine in March is 9.1h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index in Sigiriya are February through October, with an average maximum UV index of 7. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high threat to health from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 7 transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions and adopt sun safety practices. Protection against sunburn is obliged. 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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in March in Sigiriya?

The average high-temperature, in March, in Sigiriya, is 33.8°C (92.8°F), while the average low-temperature is 21.1°C (70°F). In March, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'felt air temperature'), which combines relative humidity and air temperature, is computed to be 47.6°C (117.7°F).

What is the average humidity in March in Sigiriya?

In Sigiriya, Sri Lanka, the average relative humidity in March is 73%.

How many days does it rain in March in Sigiriya?

In Sigiriya, Sri Lanka, in March, it is raining for 14 days, with typically 38mm (1.5") of accumulated precipitation.

How many hours of daylight does Sigiriya have in March?

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

How long on average sun shines in March in Sigiriya?

In Sigiriya, the average sunshine in March is 9.1h.

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

Months with the highest UV index are February through October, with an average maximum UV index of 7.

What is the UV index reading in March in Sigiriya?

In Sigiriya, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 7. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in March
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Average temperature in March - Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
  • Average high temperature in March: 33.8°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is April (34.9°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are January and December (29.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 21.1°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is June (24.8°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January and February (20°C).

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Average pressure in March
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

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

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1012mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (1007.5mbar).

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Average wind speed in March
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Average wind speed in March - Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
  • Average wind speed in March: 8.7km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is June (23.8km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is April (7.1km/h).

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Average humidity in March
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Average humidity in March - Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
  • Average humidity in March: 73%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (84%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are June, July, August and September (67%).

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Average rainfall in March
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Average rainfall in March - Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall in March: 38mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (214mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is June (15mm).

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Average rainfall days in March
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Average rainfall days in March - Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall days in March: 14 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is November (24.1 days).
The month with the least rainy days is June (7.8 days).

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

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

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12.6h).
Months with the shortest days are January and December (Average daylight: 11.7h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 9.1h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 11.3h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 4.9h).

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Average sunshine days in March
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Average sunshine days in March - Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
  • Average sunshine days in March: 14.5 days

The month with the most sunshine days is July (16 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is November (4.2 days).

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Average UV index in March
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

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

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

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Average cloud cover in March
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

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

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 56).
The month with the least cloud cover is May (Cloud cover 26).

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Average visibility in March
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

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

Months with the highest visibility are May, June, July, August and September (10km).
Months with the lowest visibility are January and December (7km).

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