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Visiting False Bay, Cape Town, South Africa in March

March is one of the best months to visit False 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 26°C (78°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 68% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.4hrs making the days long and bright. March has total rainfall of 3.3cm (1.3inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 5 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 chilly 19°C (66°F). March is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in False Bay for prolonged periods of time.

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

In March, the weather remains warm and sunny, but the wind starts to pick up, making it an excellent month for windsurfing and kitesurfing. Swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, and diving are still enjoyable, but the water may be slightly cooler than in previous months. Also consider one of our other suggestions for March.

Can you sunbathe in False Bay in March?

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

March has average maximum temperatures of 26°C (78°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 68% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.4hrs making the days long and bright. March has total rainfall of 3.3cm (1.3inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 5 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 False Bay in March?

Probably not, March is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in False Bay 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 False Bay?

Yes, March is a great time for a holiday in False Bay.

March has average maximum temperatures of 26°C (78°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 68% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.4hrs making the days long and bright. March has total rainfall of 3.3cm (1.3inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 5 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 chilly 19°C (66°F). March is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in False Bay for prolonged periods of time.

More about the March temperatures and sunshine.

Is False Bay warm in March?

Yes, False Bay is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days in March.

The average maximum temperature in False Bay in March is 26°C (78°F). The average maximum temperature is 27°C (80°) in the previous month and 23°C (74°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in False Bay in March is 20°C (69°F). The average temperature is 22°C (71°F) in the previous month and 18°C (64°F) in the next month.

More info about the March temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is False Bay in March?

The average day light hours per day in False Bay in March are 12.3. The sunshine percentage is 68% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.4hrs making the days long and bright.

More about March sunshine.

Crowds in False Bay in March

As the summer season starts to wind down in March, the crowds at False Bay beaches begin to decrease. The weather is still warm and pleasant, but schools have resumed, and fewer tourists are visiting Cape Town. Weekends and public holidays like Human Rights Day on March 21st can still attract larger crowds, but overall, the beaches are less crowded than in the peak summer months.

Temperature in False Bay in March

The average maximum temperature in False Bay in March is 26°C (78°F). The average maximum temperature is 27°C (80°F) in the previous month and 23°C (74°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in False Bay in March is 20°C (69°F). The average temperature is 22°C (71°F) in the previous month and 18°C (64°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in False Bay in March is 15°C (60°F). The minimum temperature is 17°C (63°F) in the previous month and 13°C (55°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in False Bay in March

During March the average day light hours are 12.3 per day in False Bay. The sunshine percentage is 68% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.4hrs making the days long and bright.

The ultraviolet index in False Bay in March is typically 9.9 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 False Bay in March

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

Rainfall in False Bay in March

The average total rainfall in False Bay in March is 3.3cm (1.3inches) and on average there are 5 rainy days in March making it a very dry time to visit the beach.

Humidity in False Bay in March

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in False Bay in March is 16°C (61°F) which is OK for most but slightly uncomfortable for some. The dew point is 18°C (64°F) in the previous month and 15°C (15°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in False Bay in March is typically 90.4%. The maximum relative humidity is 89.3% in the previous month and 93.4% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in False Bay in March is typically 70.4%. The average relative humidity is 69.6% in the previous month and 73.8% in the next month.

Wind Speed in False Bay in March

The average maximum wind speed in False Bay in March is typically 33KM/H (20MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 36KM/H (22MPH) in the previous month and 29KM/H (18MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in False Bay in March is typically 18KM/H (11MPH). The average wind speed is 21KM/H (13MPH) in the previous month and 16KM/H (10MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in False Bay in March is from the South-Southwest.

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