Weather in Costa Rica in March

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Visiting Costa Rica in March

March is one of the best months to visit Costa Rica 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 33°C (92°F) which is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 59.8% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.2 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 1.6cm (0.6inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 2.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between. Sea temperatures are a very warm 29°C (83°F). March is an excellent month for swimming in Costa Rica with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

Also consider visiting Costa Rica in one of the other best months of January, February, April, for the best beach weather.

Also consider one of our other suggestions for March.

Can you sunbathe in Costa Rica in March?

Yes, March is a good time for sunbathing in Costa Rica.

March has average maximum temperatures of 33°C (92°F) which is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 59.8% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.2 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 1.6cm (0.6inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 2.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

More about March temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Costa Rica in March?

Yes, March is an excellent month for swimming in Costa Rica with very warm sea temperatures 29°C (83°F).

More about March sea temperatures.

Is March a good time to holiday in Costa Rica?

Yes, March is a great time for a holiday in Costa Rica.

March has average maximum temperatures of 33°C (92°F) which is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 59.8% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.2 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 1.6cm (0.6inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 2.3 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between. Sea temperatures are a very warm 29°C (83°F). March is an excellent month for swimming in Costa Rica with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

More about the March temperatures and sunshine.

Is Costa Rica warm in March?

Yes, Costa Rica is very hot and perfect for sunbathing on clear days in March.

The average maximum temperature in Costa Rica in March is 33°C (92°F). The average maximum temperature is 32°C (90°) in the previous month and 34°C (92°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Costa Rica in March is 28°C (82°F). The average temperature is 27°C (81°F) in the previous month and 28°C (83°F) in the next month.

More info about the March temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Costa Rica in March?

The average day light hours per day in Costa Rica in March are 12.1. The sunshine percentage is 59.8% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.2 hours of sunshine per day.

More about March sunshine.

Temperature in Costa Rica in March

The average maximum temperature in Costa Rica in March is 33°C (92°F). The average maximum temperature is 32°C (90°F) in the previous month and 34°C (92°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Costa Rica in March is 28°C (82°F). The average temperature is 27°C (81°F) in the previous month and 28°C (83°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Costa Rica in March is 23°C (73°F). The minimum temperature is 22°C (72°F) in the previous month and 23°C (74°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Costa Rica in March

During March the average day light hours are 12.1 per day in Costa Rica. The sunshine percentage is 59.8% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 7.2 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Costa Rica in March is typically 15 during March. An ultraviolet index reading above 11 indicates an extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 10 minutes. Take all precautions because unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. 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 Costa Rica in March

The average sea water temperature in Costa Rica in March is 28.5°C (83.3°F) which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

Rainfall in Costa Rica in March

The average total rainfall in Costa Rica in March is 1.6cm (0.6inches) and on average there are 2.3 rainy days in March making it a very dry time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Costa Rica in March

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Costa Rica in March is 20°C (68°F) which is somewhat uncomfortable for most people in cities but fine on a beach. The dew point is 20°C (67°F) in the previous month and 21°C (21°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Costa Rica in March is typically 77.2%. The maximum relative humidity is 78.4% in the previous month and 81.3% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Costa Rica in March is typically 53.5%. The average relative humidity is 55.4% in the previous month and 57.2% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Costa Rica in March

The average maximum wind speed in Costa Rica in March is typically 30KM/H (19MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 31KM/H (19MPH) in the previous month and 26KM/H (16MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Costa Rica in March is typically 17KM/H (10MPH). The average wind speed is 17KM/H (11MPH) in the previous month and 12KM/H (8MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Costa Rica in March is from the East-Northeast.

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