Weather in British Columbia, Canada in March

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Visiting British Columbia, Canada in March

March has average maximum temperatures of 10°C (49°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 38.2% 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 9cm (3.5inches) making it often dry with only light showers. There are 18 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the clear days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in British Columbia. Sea temperatures are a cold 8°C (46°F). March is too cold for swimming in British Columbia for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

Consider visiting British Columbia 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 British Columbia in March?

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

March has average maximum temperatures of 10°C (49°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 38.2% 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 9cm (3.5inches) making it often dry with only light showers. There are 18 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 British Columbia in March?

No, March is too cold for swimming in British Columbia for any length of time, with the sea water at 8°C (46°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about March sea temperatures.

Is March a good time to holiday in British Columbia?

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

March has average maximum temperatures of 10°C (49°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 38.2% 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 9cm (3.5inches) making it often dry with only light showers. There are 18 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the clear days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in British Columbia. Sea temperatures are a cold 8°C (46°F). March is too cold for swimming in British Columbia for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the March temperatures and sunshine.

Is British Columbia warm in March?

No, British Columbia is too cold for sunbathing in March.

The average maximum temperature in British Columbia in March is 10°C (49°F). The average maximum temperature is 7°C (45°) in the previous month and 12°C (54°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in British Columbia in March is 7°C (44°F). The average temperature is 5°C (40°F) in the previous month and 9°C (48°F) in the next month.

More info about the March temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is British Columbia in March?

The average day light hours per day in British Columbia in March are 11.9. The sunshine percentage is 38.2% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 4.5 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in British Columbia in March

The average maximum temperature in British Columbia in March is 10°C (49°F). The average maximum temperature is 7°C (45°F) in the previous month and 12°C (54°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in British Columbia in March is 7°C (44°F). The average temperature is 5°C (40°F) in the previous month and 9°C (48°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in British Columbia 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 British Columbia in March

During March the average day light hours are 11.9 per day in British Columbia. The sunshine percentage is 38.2% making it very cloudy and overcast with some periods of sunshine. There are 4.5 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in British Columbia in March is typically 3.4 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 British Columbia in March

The average sea water temperature in British Columbia in March is 7.7°C (45.9°F) which is extremely cold and not suitable for swimming. Taking a dip at this temperature would risk hypothermia.

Rainfall in British Columbia in March

The average total rainfall in British Columbia in March is 9cm (3.5inches) and on average there are 18 rainy days in March making it a wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in British Columbia in March

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in British Columbia 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 British Columbia in March is typically 91.8%. The maximum relative humidity is 90.9% in the previous month and 89.1% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in British Columbia in March is typically 78.3%. The average relative humidity is 78.8% in the previous month and 72.7% in the next month.

Wind Speed in British Columbia in March

The average maximum wind speed in British Columbia in March is typically 23KM/H (14MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 21KM/H (13MPH) in the previous month and 22KM/H (13MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in British Columbia in March is typically 10KM/H (6MPH). The average wind speed is 10KM/H (6MPH) in the previous month and 10KM/H (6MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in British Columbia in March is from the West-Southwest.

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