Bahamas weather in March

March is an excellent time to visit the Bahamas since it falls within the winter dry season. You can expect warm weather, mainly clear skies and around eight hours of sunshine daily in March.

Here are the average temperatures in the capital, Nassau, located on New Providence Island – one of the most popular islands in the Bahamas.

How hot is it in the Bahamas in March?
Daytime temperatures usually reach 27°C (80°F) in the Bahamas in March, with moderate heat and humidity, falling to 19°C (66°F) at night.

Note: the north-western islands, including New Providence, Grand Bahama, Great Abaco, Andros, Harbour Island and Eleuthera are cooler in winter than the south-eastern islands.

How sunny is it in the Bahamas in March?
There are normally eight hours of bright sunshine each day in the Bahamas in March – that's around 66% of daylight hours.

Sunrise & sunset in March?
Sunrise is around 7:20am with sunset around 7:20pm.

How warm is the sea around the Bahamas in March?
The average sea temperature at the Bahamas in March is 24°C (75°F), which is comfortable for swimming, snorkelling and diving.

Does it rain in the Bahamas in March?
There are usually 65mm (2.6in) of rainfall in the Bahamas in March, distributed across seven days on average.

How windy is it in the Bahamas in March?
March has an average hourly wind speed of around 21 kilometres per hour (13 mph; 11 knots). The predominant wind direction is from the south.

What to do in the Bahamas in March?
Weather conditions in the Bahamas in March are excellent for watersports, including swimming, snorkelling and diving.

Hire a bare-boat or skippered yacht to explore these picture-perfect islands – the Bahamas are regarded as one of the Caribbean’s great cruising destinations.

Local holidays?
Easter Holidays. March coincides with the spring-break for US college kids. High season runs from mid-December to mid-April, when you can expect higher hotel prices.


The Bahamas weather in March

Temperature icon High Temp: 27°C (80°F)
temperature icon Low Temp: 19°C (66°F)
sun icon Sunshine: 8 hours per day
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Daylight: 12 hours per day
wind icon Wind speed: 21km/h (13 mph; 11 knots)
rain cloud Rainfall: 65mm (2.6in) monthly average
umbrella icon Wet Days: 7 days with some rain
High heat icon Comfort Level: Moderate heat & 75% humidity
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UV Index: High
swimming icon Sea Temp: 24°C (75°F)
Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas

Best time to visit the Bahamas

The best time to visit the Bahamas is from November to April during the winter dry season.

Considered a year-round destination, the Bahamas typically experience a hot tropical climate with a warm and dry winter season from November to April, and a hot, rainy summer season from May to October.

Weather in the Bahamas …


The Bahamas weather by month


Note: Meteorological data for the Bahamas is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020, and is sourced from the Bahamas Department Of Meteorology at the closest weather station, Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS), located 14km (8mi) west of central Nassau in New Providence Island, Bahamas. Additional climate data is sourced from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.


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Latest update: The Bahamas weather in March: 27 October, 2023


Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data and conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable. We assume no responsibility and can not be held legally responsible for any decisions made on the basis of the information presented on this site.



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