Banjul
The Gambia
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

March weather forecast and climate
Banjul, The Gambia

A bird
A bird's eye view of the cool city of Banjul in the Gambia, with a distant view of the Gambia River
March, the first month of the spring, in Banjul, is still a hot month, with average temperature fluctuating between 17°C (62.6°F) and 34°C (93.2°F).

Temperature

The warmest month is March, with an average high-temperature of 34°C (93.2°F) and an average low-temperature of 17°C (62.6°F).

Heat index

In March, the average heat index is appraised at a very hot 39.1°C (102.4°F). Take extra precautions, as heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible. Sustained activity may result in heatstroke.
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 'real feel', 'feels like', 'felt air temperature', or 'apparent temperature', is an index that combines air temperature and relative humidity to determine the human-perceived temperature equivalent. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (pregnancy, differences in body mass, height, and shape, metabolic differences). 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 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 cools itself through perspiration, as excessive warmth is removed from the body through sweat evaporation. 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

In March, the average relative humidity in Banjul is 52%.

Rainfall

In Banjul, The Gambia, rain does not fall in March and April.

Sea temperature

February and March, with an average sea temperature of 21°C (69.8°F), are months with the coldest seawater in Banjul.
Note: For most, swimming in 21°C (69.8°F) is not an enjoyable activity. Furthermore, controlling your breathing becomes progressively more difficult as the water temperature decreases from 21°C (69.8°F) to 15°C (59°F).

Daylight

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

Sunshine

In Banjul, the average sunshine is 10h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index are February through September, 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 the ordinary person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 12 in March transform into the following instructions:
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. 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. 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.

What is the warmest month in Banjul?

March is the warmest month in Banjul, with an average high-temperature of 34°C (93.2°F) and an average low-temperature of 17°C (62.6°F).

What is the temperature in March in Banjul?

In Banjul, in March, the average high-temperature is 34°C (93.2°F), and the average low-temperature is 17°C (62.6°F). In March, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'felt air temperature'), that combines air temperature and relative humidity, is evaluated at 39.1°C (102.4°F).

What is the average humidity in March in Banjul?

In Banjul, The Gambia, the average relative humidity in March is 52%.

Does it rain in Banjul in March?

In March, in Banjul, The Gambia, it doesn't rain. February is the latest month when it rains.

What is the driest month in Banjul?

March and April are months without rainfall in Banjul.

When is the sea coldest in Banjul?

February and March, with an average sea temperature of 21°C (69.8°F), are months with the coldest seawater in Banjul, The Gambia.

What is the sea water temperature in March in Banjul?

In March, the average sea temperature is 21°C (69.8°F). For swimming, a surface water temperature of 21°C (69.8°F) is not enjoyable for the majority. It is not considered safe, as controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as water temperature decreases below 21°C (69.8°F).

How many hours of daylight does Banjul have in March?

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

How many hours of sunshine does Banjul have in March?

The average sunshine in March in Banjul, The Gambia, is 10h.

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

February through September, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Banjul, The Gambia.

What is the UV index reading in March in Banjul?

In March, the average daily maximum UV index is 12. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an ultimate hazard to health from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in March - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average high temperature in March: 34°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is March (34°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is August (29°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 17°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are June, July, August and September (23°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (15°C).

Average humidity in March - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average humidity in March: 52%

The month with the highest relative humidity is August (86%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is February (46%).

Average rainfall in March - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average rainfall in March: 0mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (500mm).
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are March and April (0mm).

Average rainfall days in March - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average rainfall days in March: 0 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are August and September (19 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January, February, March and April (0 days).

Average sea temperature in March - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average sea temperature in March: 21°C

Best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are July, August, September, October and November (28°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are February and March (21°C).

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average daylight in March: 12.1h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12.9h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.3h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 10h

The month with most sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 10.1h).
Months with least sunshine are July, August and September (Average sunshine: 6).

Average UV index in March - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average UV index in March: 12

Months with the highest UV index are February, March, April, May, June, July, August and September (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 9).