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Visiting Italy in March

March has average maximum temperatures of 15°C (59°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 52.6% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.3 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 3.4cm (1.3inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 10.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Italy. Sea temperatures are a cold 14°C (57°F). March is too cold for swimming in Italy for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

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

Also consider one of our other suggestions for March.

Can you sunbathe in Italy in March?

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

March has average maximum temperatures of 15°C (59°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 52.6% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.3 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 3.4cm (1.3inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 10.6 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 Italy in March?

No, March is too cold for swimming in Italy for any length of time, with the sea water at 14°C (57°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about March sea temperatures.

Is March a good time to holiday in Italy?

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

March has average maximum temperatures of 15°C (59°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 52.6% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.3 hours of sunshine per day. March has total rainfall of 3.4cm (1.3inches) making it mostly dry but with short lived occasional showers. There are only 10.6 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Italy. Sea temperatures are a cold 14°C (57°F). March is too cold for swimming in Italy for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the March temperatures and sunshine.

Is Italy warm in March?

No, Italy is a little too chilly for sunbathing in March.

The average maximum temperature in Italy in March is 15°C (59°F). The average maximum temperature is 13°C (55°) in the previous month and 18°C (65°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Italy in March is 11°C (53°F). The average temperature is 9°C (49°F) in the previous month and 15°C (58°F) in the next month.

More info about the March temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Italy in March?

The average day light hours per day in Italy in March are 11.9. The sunshine percentage is 52.6% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.3 hours of sunshine per day.

More about March sunshine.

Temperature in Italy in March

The average maximum temperature in Italy in March is 15°C (59°F). The average maximum temperature is 13°C (55°F) in the previous month and 18°C (65°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Italy in March is 11°C (53°F). The average temperature is 9°C (49°F) in the previous month and 15°C (58°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Italy in March is 8°C (47°F). The minimum temperature is 6°C (43°F) in the previous month and 11°C (52°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Italy in March

During March the average day light hours are 11.9 per day in Italy. The sunshine percentage is 52.6% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.3 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Italy in March is typically 4.8 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 Italy in March

The average sea water temperature in Italy in March is 13.8°C (56.8°F) which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea.

Rainfall in Italy in March

The average total rainfall in Italy in March is 3.4cm (1.3inches) and on average there are 10.6 rainy days in March making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Italy in March

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Italy in March is 9°C (49°F) which is a bit dry for some. The dew point is 7°C (45°F) in the previous month and 12°C (12°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Italy in March is typically 87.7%. The maximum relative humidity is 86.7% in the previous month and 88.6% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Italy in March is typically 72.7%. The average relative humidity is 72.4% in the previous month and 72.1% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Italy in March

The average maximum wind speed in Italy in March is typically 26KM/H (16MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 26KM/H (16MPH) in the previous month and 24KM/H (15MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Italy in March is typically 15KM/H (9MPH). The average wind speed is 14KM/H (9MPH) in the previous month and 13KM/H (8MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Italy in March is from the West.

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