Weather in Crete, Greece in March

So you're interested in going to Crete, Greece in March

March is a slightly cold and dry time for sunbathing in Crete. March is too cold for swimming in Crete for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit. Consider visiting Crete in the months of June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather. Also consider one of our other suggestions for March.

Temperature in Crete in March

The average maximum temperature in Crete in March is 18°. The average maximum temperature is 15° in the previous month and 20° in the next month.

The average temperature in Crete in March is 14°. The average temperature ranges is 12° in the previous month and 16° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Crete in March is 10°. The minimum temperature is in the previous month and 13° in the next month.

Sunshine in Crete in March

The average day light hours per day in Crete in March are 11.9 and there are 8 hours of sunshine per day on average during March making it a quite sunny month with some cloud cover.

The ultraviolet index in Crete in March is typically 6.1 during March. An ultraviolet index reading of 6 to 7 indicates a high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 20 minutes. Protection against skin and eye damage is needed. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Crete in March

The average sea water temperature in Crete in March is 15.5° which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea.

Rainfall in Crete in March

The average total rainfall in Crete in March is 6.6cm and on average there are 7.6 rainy days in March making it a dry time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Crete in March

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Crete in March is 11° which is very comfortable. The dew point is 10° in the previous month and 13° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Crete in March is typically 86.2%. The maximum relative humidity is 88% in the previous month and 84.5% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Crete in March is typically 68.6%. The average relative humidity is 71.7% in the previous month and 65.5% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Crete in March

The average maximum wind speed in Crete in March is typically 33kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 34kmh in the previous month and 30kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in Crete in March is typically 16kmh. The average wind speed is 17kmh in the previous month and 16kmh in the next month.

The average wind direction in Crete in March is from the West-Southwest.