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Visiting Bark Bay, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand in March

March is one of the best months to visit Bark Bay 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 20°C (69°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 45% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.6 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 9.9cm (3.9inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 10.2 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (64°F). March is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Bark Bay for prolonged periods of time.

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

March sees a gradual transition from summer to autumn, but the weather remains warm and sunny, with clear skies and calm seas. Swimming, sunbathing, and snorkeling are still enjoyable during this month, and diving, surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing continue to be popular activities at Bark Bay. Also consider one of our other suggestions for March.

Can you sunbathe in Bark Bay in March?

Yes, March is a good time for sunbathing in Bark Bay.

March has average maximum temperatures of 20°C (69°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 45% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.6 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 9.9cm (3.9inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 10.2 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

More about March temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Bark Bay in March?

Probably not, March is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Bark Bay for prolonged periods of time with the sea water at 18°C (64°F).

More about March sea temperatures.

Is March a good time to holiday in Bark Bay?

Yes, March is a good time for a holiday in Bark Bay.

March has average maximum temperatures of 20°C (69°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 45% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.6 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 9.9cm (3.9inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 10.2 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (64°F). March is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Bark Bay for prolonged periods of time.

More about the March temperatures and sunshine.

Is Bark Bay warm in March?

Yes, Bark Bay is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days in March.

The average maximum temperature in Bark Bay in March is 20°C (69°F). The average maximum temperature is 23°C (73°) in the previous month and 16°C (61°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Bark Bay in March is 16°C (60°F). The average temperature is 17°C (63°F) in the previous month and 12°C (54°F) in the next month.

More info about the March temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Bark Bay in March?

The average day light hours per day in Bark Bay in March are 12.4. The sunshine percentage is 45% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.6 hours of sunshine per day.

More about March sunshine.

Crowds in Bark Bay in March

As summer starts to wind down and schools reopen, the number of visitors to Bark Bay decreases in March. However, public holidays like Otago Anniversary Day may still bring some crowds to the beach.

Temperature in Bark Bay in March

The average maximum temperature in Bark Bay in March is 20°C (69°F). The average maximum temperature is 23°C (73°F) in the previous month and 16°C (61°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Bark Bay in March is 16°C (60°F). The average temperature is 17°C (63°F) in the previous month and 12°C (54°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Bark Bay in March is 11°C (51°F). The minimum temperature is 12°C (53°F) in the previous month and 8°C (47°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Bark Bay in March

During March the average day light hours are 12.4 per day in Bark Bay. The sunshine percentage is 45% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.6 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Bark Bay in March is typically 7.6 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 Bark Bay in March

The average sea water temperature in Bark Bay in March is 17.8°C (64.0°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Rainfall in Bark Bay in March

The average total rainfall in Bark Bay in March is 9.9cm (3.9inches) and on average there are 10.2 rainy days in March making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

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