Weather in North Island, New Zealand in March

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Visiting North Island, New Zealand in March

March is one of the best months to visit North Island 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 21°C (69°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 47.3% 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 0.6cm (0.2inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 9.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. Sea temperatures are a chilly 19°C (66°F). March is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in North Island for prolonged periods of time.

Also consider visiting North Island in one of the other best months of January, February, December, for the best beach weather.

Also consider one of our other suggestions for March.

Can you sunbathe in North Island in March?

Yes, March is a good time for sunbathing in North Island.

March has average maximum temperatures of 21°C (69°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 47.3% 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 0.6cm (0.2inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 9.3 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 North Island in March?

Probably not, March is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in North Island for prolonged periods of time with the sea water at 19°C (66°F).

More about March sea temperatures.

Is March a good time to holiday in North Island?

Yes, March is a good time for a holiday in North Island.

March has average maximum temperatures of 21°C (69°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 47.3% 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 0.6cm (0.2inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 9.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. Sea temperatures are a chilly 19°C (66°F). March is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in North Island for prolonged periods of time.

More about the March temperatures and sunshine.

Is North Island warm in March?

Yes, North Island is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days in March.

The average maximum temperature in North Island in March is 21°C (69°F). The average maximum temperature is 22°C (71°) in the previous month and 19°C (65°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in North Island in March is 16°C (62°F). The average temperature is 18°C (64°F) in the previous month and 15°C (59°F) in the next month.

More info about the March temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is North Island in March?

The average day light hours per day in North Island in March are 12.3. The sunshine percentage is 47.3% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.8 hours of sunshine per day.

More about March sunshine.

Temperature in North Island in March

The average maximum temperature in North Island in March is 21°C (69°F). The average maximum temperature is 22°C (71°F) in the previous month and 19°C (65°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in North Island in March is 16°C (62°F). The average temperature is 18°C (64°F) in the previous month and 15°C (59°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in North Island in March is 14°C (57°F). The minimum temperature is 15°C (60°F) in the previous month and 12°C (54°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in North Island in March

During March the average day light hours are 12.3 per day in North Island. The sunshine percentage is 47.3% 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 North Island in March is typically 8.8 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 North Island in March

The average sea water temperature in North Island in March is 19°C (66.2°F) which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water.

Rainfall in North Island in March

The average total rainfall in North Island in March is 0.6cm (0.2inches) and on average there are 9.3 rainy days in March making it a quite rainy time to visit the beach.

Humidity in North Island in March

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in North Island in March is 14°C (58°F) which is comfortable for everyone. The dew point is 16°C (60°F) in the previous month and 14°C (14°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in North Island in March is typically 82.8%. The maximum relative humidity is 81.7% in the previous month and 84.9% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in North Island in March is typically 67.5%. The average relative humidity is 66.5% in the previous month and 72.1% in the next month.

Wind Speed in North Island in March

The average maximum wind speed in North Island in March is typically 23KM/H (14MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 23KM/H (14MPH) in the previous month and 22KM/H (14MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in North Island in March is typically 13KM/H (8MPH). The average wind speed is 13KM/H (8MPH) in the previous month and 12KM/H (8MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in North Island in March is from the South West.

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