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Visiting Cape Hatteras, Cape Hatteras Island, United States in March

March has average maximum temperatures of 15°C (59°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 73% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.7hrs making the days long and bright. March has total rainfall of 10cm (3.9inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 10.5 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 Cape Hatteras. Sea temperatures are a warm 21°C (70°F). March is a good month for swimming in Cape Hatteras with comfortable temperatures for most people.

Consider visiting Cape Hatteras in the months of May, June, July, August, for the best beach weather.

As the weather begins to transition into spring, March sees slightly warmer weather at Cape Hatteras. However, it can still be quite chilly and windy. Swimming and sunbathing may not be the most enjoyable during this month, but surfing and windsurfing can be popular due to the consistent winds and waves. A wetsuit is recommended for water activities. Also consider one of our other suggestions for March.

Can you sunbathe in Cape Hatteras in March?

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

March has average maximum temperatures of 15°C (59°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 73% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.7hrs making the days long and bright. March has total rainfall of 10cm (3.9inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 10.5 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 Cape Hatteras in March?

Yes, March is a good month for swimming in Cape Hatteras with warm sea temperatures 21°C (70°F).

More about March sea temperatures.

Is March a good time to holiday in Cape Hatteras?

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

March has average maximum temperatures of 15°C (59°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 73% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.7hrs making the days long and bright. March has total rainfall of 10cm (3.9inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 10.5 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 Cape Hatteras. Sea temperatures are a warm 21°C (70°F). March is a good month for swimming in Cape Hatteras with comfortable temperatures for most people.

More about the March temperatures and sunshine.

Is Cape Hatteras warm in March?

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

The average maximum temperature in Cape Hatteras in March is 15°C (59°F). The average maximum temperature is 12°C (53°) in the previous month and 20°C (67°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Cape Hatteras in March is 11°C (52°F). The average temperature is 8°C (47°F) in the previous month and 16°C (60°F) in the next month.

More info about the March temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Cape Hatteras in March?

The average day light hours per day in Cape Hatteras in March are 11.9. The sunshine percentage is 73% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.7hrs making the days long and bright.

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Crowds in Cape Hatteras in March

As the weather starts to warm up in March, you may find a few more visitors at the beach, but it's still not crowded. There are no major holidays or events during this month, so it remains a quiet time to visit Cape Hatteras Island.

Temperature in Cape Hatteras in March

The average maximum temperature in Cape Hatteras in March is 15°C (59°F). The average maximum temperature is 12°C (53°F) in the previous month and 20°C (67°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Cape Hatteras in March is 11°C (52°F). The average temperature is 8°C (47°F) in the previous month and 16°C (60°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Cape Hatteras in March is 7°C (45°F). The minimum temperature is 4°C (40°F) in the previous month and 12°C (54°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Cape Hatteras in March

During March the average day light hours are 11.9 per day in Cape Hatteras. The sunshine percentage is 73% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.7hrs making the days long and bright.

The ultraviolet index in Cape Hatteras in March is typically 6.6 during March. An ultraviolet index reading of 6 to 7 indicates a high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 20 minutes. Protection against skin and eye damage is needed. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm. 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 Cape Hatteras in March

The average sea water temperature in Cape Hatteras in March is 21.3°C (70.3°F) which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water.

Rainfall in Cape Hatteras in March

The average total rainfall in Cape Hatteras in March is 10cm (3.9inches) and on average there are 10.5 rainy days in March making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Cape Hatteras in March

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Cape Hatteras in March is 10°C (49°F) which is a bit dry for some. The dew point is 7°C (45°F) in the previous month and 14°C (14°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Cape Hatteras in March is typically 87.9%. The maximum relative humidity is 87.9% in the previous month and 89.2% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Cape Hatteras in March is typically 72.5%. The average relative humidity is 72.5% in the previous month and 73.8% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Cape Hatteras in March

The average maximum wind speed in Cape Hatteras in March is typically 29KM/H (18MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 29KM/H (18MPH) in the previous month and 29KM/H (18MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Cape Hatteras in March is typically 16KM/H (10MPH). The average wind speed is 15KM/H (10MPH) in the previous month and 16KM/H (10MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Cape Hatteras in March is from the North-Northwest.

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