March weather forecast
Banjul, The Gambia

The cool city of Banjul in the Gambia, with a distant view of the Gambia river
The cool city of Banjul in the Gambia, with a distant view of the Gambia river

Weather in March

The first month of the spring, March, is still a warm month in Banjul, The Gambia, with average temperature varying between 29.4°C (84.9°F) and 22°C (71.6°F).

Temperature

In Banjul, the average high-temperature in March is almost the same as in February - a still moderately hot 29.4°C (84.9°F). In Banjul, the average low-temperature is 22°C (71.6°F).

Heat index

In March, the average heat index is estimated at a tropical 30.3°C (86.5°F). Constant exposure and activity lead to possible fatigue. Prolonged exercise may result in heat cramps.
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 'feels like', 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature', or 'real feel', is a measure of how hot it feels when the actual air humidity is factored in. Additional factors like differences in body mass, height, and shape, pregnancy, wind, and activity influence one's weather impression. 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. 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.

Humidity

The average relative humidity in Banjul is 51%.

Rainfall

Months with rainfall in Banjul are March through November. March is the first month it rains in Banjul. Throughout March, in the average 0.5 rainfall days, it receives 2mm (0.08") of precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 77 rainfall days, and 427mm (16.81") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

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

Daylight

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

Sunshine

March through May, with an average of 9.9h of sunshine, are months with the most sunshine.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index are February and March, with an average maximum UV index of 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 6 transform into the following instructions:
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 Banjul?

The average high-temperature, in March, in Banjul, is 29.4°C (84.9°F), while the average low-temperature is 22°C (71.6°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'apparent temperature'), which combines relative humidity and air temperature, in March is estimated at 30.3°C (86.5°F).

What is the average humidity in March in Banjul?

In Banjul, the average relative humidity in March is 51%.

When does it start to rain in Banjul?

March is the first month it rains in Banjul, The Gambia. Throughout March, in the average 0.5 rainfall days, it receives 2mm (0.08") of precipitation.

When is the sea coldest in Banjul?

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

What is the sea temperature in March in Banjul?

In Banjul, the average seawater temperature in March is 21°C (69.8°F). Swimming in 21°C (69.8°F) is not enjoyable for the majority. Controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as surface water temperature decreases below 21°C (69.8°F).

How many hours of daylight does Banjul have in March?

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

What are the months with the most sunshine in Banjul?

March through May, with an average of 9.9h of sunshine, are months with the most sunshine in Banjul.

How many hours of sunshine does Banjul have in March?

In Banjul, the average sunshine in March is 9.9h.

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

February and March, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the lowest 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 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high hazard to health from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in March
Banjul, The Gambia

Average temperature in March - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average high temperature in March: 29.4°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is November (31.8°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is May (28.1°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 22°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is October (26.9°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (21.6°C).

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Average pressure in March
Banjul, The Gambia

Average pressure in March - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average pressure in March: 1010.7mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is July (1012.6mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is April (1010.3mbar).

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Average wind speed in March
Banjul, The Gambia

Average wind speed in March - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average wind speed in March: 18.3km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is February (18.6km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is September (12.8km/h).

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Average humidity in March
Banjul, The Gambia

Average humidity in March - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average humidity in March: 51%

Months with the highest relative humidity are August and September (80%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is January (39%).

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Average rainfall in March
Banjul, The Gambia

Average rainfall in March - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average rainfall in March: 2mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (177mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January, February and December (0mm).

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Average rainfall days in March
Banjul, The Gambia

Average rainfall days in March - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average rainfall days in March: 0.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (21.6 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (0.2 days).

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Average sea temperature in March
Banjul, The Gambia

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

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

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Banjul, The Gambia

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 the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.3h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 9.9h

Months with the most sunshine are March, April and May (Average sunshine: 9.9h).
The month with the least sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 7.3h).

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Average sunshine days in March
Banjul, The Gambia

Average sunshine days in March - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average sunshine days in March: 30.3 days

Months with the most sunshine days are January and December (30.7 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is August (7.3 days).

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Average UV index in March
Banjul, The Gambia

Average UV index in March - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average UV index in March: 6

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

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Average cloud cover in March
Banjul, The Gambia

Average cloud cover in March - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average cloud cover in March: 7

The month with the most cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 50).
The month with the least cloud cover is April (Cloud cover 6).

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Average visibility in March
Banjul, The Gambia

Average visibility in March - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average visibility in March: 10km

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

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