, the first month of the spring in Pattaya
, is still a hot month, with an average temperature ranging between min 25.4°C (77.7°F) and max 31.8°C (89.2°F).
The perfect water temperature of 28.8°C (83.8°F) with 53.3mm (2.1") of accumulated rainfall and only 4 rainfall days, makes March a great period for swimming and other water activities.
In March, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in February
- a still hot 31.8°C (89.2°F). In March, in Pattaya, the average low-temperature is 25.4°C (77.7°F).
The average heat index in March is computed to be a blistering 42.4°C (108.3°F). Be wary
: Heat exhaustion and heat cramps are highly anticipated. With continued activity, heatstroke is very likely.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.Note
: The heat index, also known as 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature', 'real feel', or 'feels like', 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, metabolic differences, 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. 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.
To prevent overheating and help regulate its internal temperature, the human body sweat and rely on the evaporation to cool down. With a lot of moisture in the air, the evaporation process is not as effective, and the body does not cool down as efficiently, creating a perception of overheating. 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.
The average relative humidity in March in Pattaya, Thailand
, is 77%.
In March, the rain falls for 4 days. Throughout March, 53.3mm (2.1") of precipitation is accumulated. In Pattaya, during the entire year, the rain falls for 106 days and collects up to 1110.7mm (43.73") of precipitation.
In Pattaya, in March, the average water temperature is 28.8°C (83.8°F).Note
: 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.
In March, the average length of the day is 12h and 4min.
On the first day of March in Pattaya, sunrise is at 06:32 and sunset at 18:25. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:13 and sunset at 18:28 +07.
, with an average of 8h of sunshine, are months with the most sunshine in Pattaya.
February through September
, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health hazard from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.Note
: In March, the average maximum UV index of 12 translate into the following recommendations:
Take all necessary precautions, as unprotected skin 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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for the eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. 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. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.