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Visiting Cape of Good Hope, South Africa in March

March is one of the best months to visit Cape of Good Hope 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 73% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.0hrs 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 cool 19°C (66°F). March is a slightly chilly month for swimming in Cape of Good Hope.

Also consider visiting Cape of Good Hope in one of the other best months of January, February, December, for the best beach weather.

Also consider one of our other suggestions for March.

Can you sunbathe in Cape of Good Hope in March?

Yes, March is a great time for sunbathing in Cape of Good Hope.

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 73% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.0hrs 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 Cape of Good Hope in March?

Yes, March is a a slightly chilly month for swimming in Cape of Good Hope with cool sea temperatures 19°C (66°F).

More about March sea temperatures.

Is March a good time to holiday in Cape of Good Hope?

Yes, March is a great time for a holiday in Cape of Good Hope.

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 73% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.0hrs 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 cool 19°C (66°F). March is a slightly chilly month for swimming in Cape of Good Hope.

More about the March temperatures and sunshine.

Is Cape of Good Hope warm in March?

Yes, Cape of Good Hope is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days in March.

The average maximum temperature in Cape of Good Hope 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 Cape of Good Hope 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.

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How sunny is Cape of Good Hope in March?

The average day light hours per day in Cape of Good Hope in March are 12.3. The sunshine percentage is 73% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.0hrs making the days long and bright.

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Temperature in Cape of Good Hope in March

The average maximum temperature in Cape of Good Hope 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 Cape of Good Hope 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 Cape of Good Hope 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 Cape of Good Hope in March

During March the average day light hours are 12.3 per day in Cape of Good Hope. The sunshine percentage is 73% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 9.0hrs making the days long and bright.

The ultraviolet index in Cape of Good Hope in March is typically 9.5 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 Cape of Good Hope in March

The average sea water temperature in Cape of Good Hope in March is 19.1°C (66.4°F) which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water.

Rainfall in Cape of Good Hope in March

The average total rainfall in Cape of Good Hope 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 Cape of Good Hope in March

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Cape of Good Hope 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 Cape of Good Hope 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 Cape of Good Hope 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 Cape of Good Hope in March

The average maximum wind speed in Cape of Good Hope 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 Cape of Good Hope 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 Cape of Good Hope in March is from the South-Southwest.

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