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Visiting Mount Maunganui Beach, Tauranga, New Zealand in March

March is one of the best months to visit Mount Maunganui Beach for the best beach weather. It has the most sunshine and best sunbathing and swimming conditions of the year.

March has average maximum temperatures of 23°C (73°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 47% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.8 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 2.2cm (0.9inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 7 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (65°F). March is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Mount Maunganui Beach for prolonged periods of time.

Also consider visiting Mount Maunganui Beach in one of the other best months of January, February, December, for the best beach weather.

March brings the end of summer, but the weather is still warm and pleasant. Swimming and sunbathing are still enjoyable, while the surf conditions may vary. Windsurfing and kitesurfing can still be practiced, but it's essential to check the wind forecast. Snorkeling and diving conditions remain good, with clear water visibility. Also consider one of our other suggestions for March.

Can you sunbathe in Mount Maunganui Beach in March?

Yes, March is a good time for sunbathing in Mount Maunganui Beach.

March has average maximum temperatures of 23°C (73°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 47% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.8 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 2.2cm (0.9inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 7 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

More about March temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Mount Maunganui Beach in March?

Probably not, March is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Mount Maunganui Beach for prolonged periods of time with the sea water at 18°C (65°F).

More about March sea temperatures.

Is March a good time to holiday in Mount Maunganui Beach?

Yes, March is a good time for a holiday in Mount Maunganui Beach.

March has average maximum temperatures of 23°C (73°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 47% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.8 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 2.2cm (0.9inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 7 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (65°F). March is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Mount Maunganui Beach for prolonged periods of time.

More about the March temperatures and sunshine.

Is Mount Maunganui Beach warm in March?

Yes, Mount Maunganui Beach is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days in March.

The average maximum temperature in Mount Maunganui Beach in March is 23°C (73°F). The average maximum temperature is 24°C (74°) in the previous month and 21°C (69°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Mount Maunganui Beach in March is 19°C (66°F). The average temperature is 20°C (67°F) in the previous month and 17°C (63°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Mount Maunganui Beach in March?

The average day light hours per day in Mount Maunganui Beach in March are 12.4. The sunshine percentage is 47% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.8 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in Mount Maunganui Beach in March

The average maximum temperature in Mount Maunganui Beach in March is 23°C (73°F). The average maximum temperature is 24°C (74°F) in the previous month and 21°C (69°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Mount Maunganui Beach in March is 19°C (66°F). The average temperature is 20°C (67°F) in the previous month and 17°C (63°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Mount Maunganui Beach in March is 15°C (58°F). The minimum temperature is 16°C (60°F) in the previous month and 13°C (56°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Mount Maunganui Beach in March

During March the average day light hours are 12.4 per day in Mount Maunganui Beach. The sunshine percentage is 47% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.8 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Mount Maunganui Beach in March is typically 8.5 during March. An ultraviolet index reading of 8 to 10 indicates a very high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 15 minutes. Take extra precautions because unprotected skin and eyes will be damaged and can burn quickly. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. 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 Mount Maunganui Beach in March

The average sea water temperature in Mount Maunganui Beach in March is 18.2°C (64.8°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Rainfall in Mount Maunganui Beach in March

The average total rainfall in Mount Maunganui Beach in March is 2.2cm (0.9inches) and on average there are 7 rainy days in March making it a quite rainy time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Mount Maunganui Beach in March

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Mount Maunganui Beach in March is 15°C (59°F) which is comfortable for everyone. The dew point is 16°C (60°F) in the previous month and 15°C (15°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Mount Maunganui Beach in March is typically 83.8%. The maximum relative humidity is 81.8% in the previous month and 86.9% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Mount Maunganui Beach in March is typically 63.6%. The average relative humidity is 61.6% in the previous month and 71.7% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Mount Maunganui Beach in March

The average maximum wind speed in Mount Maunganui Beach in March is typically 20KM/H (12MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 21KM/H (13MPH) in the previous month and 21KM/H (13MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Mount Maunganui Beach in March is typically 12KM/H (7MPH). The average wind speed is 12KM/H (8MPH) in the previous month and 12KM/H (7MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Mount Maunganui Beach in March is from the North.

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