Weather in Western Cape, South Africa in March

So you're interested in going to Western Cape, South Africa in March

March is a hot and dry time for sunbathing in Western Cape. March is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Western Cape for any length of time. Consider visiting Western Cape in the months of January, February, March, December, for the best beach weather. Also consider one of our other suggestions for March.

Temperature in Western Cape in March

The average maximum temperature in Western Cape in March is 25°. The average maximum temperature is 26° in the previous month and 23° in the next month.

The average temperature in Western Cape in March is 20°. The average temperature ranges is 22° in the previous month and 18° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Western Cape in March is 15°. The minimum temperature is 17° in the previous month and 13° in the next month.

Sunshine in Western Cape in March

The average day light hours per day in Western Cape in March are 12.3 and there are 8.6 hours of sunshine per day on average during March making it a sunny month with few clouds.

The ultraviolet index in Western Cape in March is typically 9.8 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 Western Cape in March

The average sea water temperature in Western Cape in March is 19.1° which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water.

Rainfall in Western Cape in March

The average total rainfall in Western Cape in March is 2.4cm and on average there are 6 rainy days in March making it a dry time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Western Cape in March

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Western Cape in March is 16° which is OK for most but slightly uncomfortable for some. The dew point is 18° in the previous month and 15° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Western Cape in March is typically 91.2%. The maximum relative humidity is 90.3% in the previous month and 93.5% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Western Cape in March is typically 72.3%. The average relative humidity is 72% in the previous month and 74.1% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Western Cape in March

The average maximum wind speed in Western Cape in March is typically 30kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 32kmh in the previous month and 27kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in Western Cape in March is typically 16kmh. The average wind speed is 18kmh in the previous month and 14kmh in the next month.

The average wind direction in Western Cape in March is from the South-Southwest.