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Visiting Vancouver Island, Canada in March

March has average maximum temperatures of 9°C (48°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 37.6% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 4.5 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 10.9cm (4.3inches) making it a bit rainy but with only moderate showers. There are 18.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the clear days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Vancouver Island. Sea temperatures are a cold 8°C (47°F). March is too cold for swimming in Vancouver Island for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

Consider visiting Vancouver Island in the months of June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather.

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Can you sunbathe in Vancouver Island in March?

No, March is not a good time for sunbathing in Vancouver Island.

March has average maximum temperatures of 9°C (48°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 37.6% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 4.5 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 10.9cm (4.3inches) making it a bit rainy but with only moderate showers. There are 18.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the clear days.

More about March temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Vancouver Island in March?

No, March is too cold for swimming in Vancouver Island for any length of time, with the sea water at 8°C (47°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about March sea temperatures.

Is March a good time to holiday in Vancouver Island?

No, March is not a good time for a holiday in Vancouver Island.

March has average maximum temperatures of 9°C (48°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 37.6% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 4.5 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 10.9cm (4.3inches) making it a bit rainy but with only moderate showers. There are 18.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the clear days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Vancouver Island. Sea temperatures are a cold 8°C (47°F). March is too cold for swimming in Vancouver Island for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the March temperatures and sunshine.

Is Vancouver Island warm in March?

No, Vancouver Island is too cold for sunbathing in March.

The average maximum temperature in Vancouver Island in March is 9°C (48°F). The average maximum temperature is 7°C (45°) in the previous month and 11°C (53°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Vancouver Island in March is 7°C (44°F). The average temperature is 5°C (41°F) in the previous month and 8°C (47°F) in the next month.

More info about the March temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Vancouver Island in March?

The average day light hours per day in Vancouver Island in March are 11.9. The sunshine percentage is 37.6% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 4.5 hours of sunshine per day.

More about March sunshine.

Temperature in Vancouver Island in March

The average maximum temperature in Vancouver Island in March is 9°C (48°F). The average maximum temperature is 7°C (45°F) in the previous month and 11°C (53°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Vancouver Island in March is 7°C (44°F). The average temperature is 5°C (41°F) in the previous month and 8°C (47°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Vancouver Island in March is 4°C (39°F). The minimum temperature is 2°C (36°F) in the previous month and 5°C (42°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Vancouver Island in March

During March the average day light hours are 11.9 per day in Vancouver Island. The sunshine percentage is 37.6% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 4.5 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Vancouver Island in March is typically 3.3 during March. An ultraviolet index reading of 3 to 5 indicates there is a moderate risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Keep out of the sun during the strongest hours around midday when unprotected skin risks burning in less than 30 minutes. For the sensitive 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, and after swimming or sweating. Tanning for hours is possible with the right application of sun cream. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Vancouver Island in March

The average sea water temperature in Vancouver Island in March is 8.2°C (46.8°F) which is very cold and bracing, it's not recommended you swim with out a full wet suit.

Rainfall in Vancouver Island in March

The average total rainfall in Vancouver Island in March is 10.9cm (4.3inches) and on average there are 18.6 rainy days in March making it a wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Vancouver Island in March

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Vancouver Island in March is 5°C (41°F) which is a bit dry for some. The dew point is 3°C (37°F) in the previous month and 6°C (6°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Vancouver Island in March is typically 93.8%. The maximum relative humidity is 91.5% in the previous month and 91.8% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Vancouver Island in March is typically 81.4%. The average relative humidity is 78.8% in the previous month and 76.6% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Vancouver Island in March

The average maximum wind speed in Vancouver Island in March is typically 28KM/H (17MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 26KM/H (16MPH) in the previous month and 26KM/H (16MPH) in the next month.

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

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

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