Where to go in March

Are you planning a honeymoon holiday in March but not sure where to go?

If so, look no further – our warm weather guide brings you the best destinations to visit in March when the skies are mainly clear and sunny, the temperature is warm to hot (rather than scorching) and the chance of rain is minimal or not at all.

Note: Weather data shows what you can expect on average in March at each destination, including night-time low temperature, daytime high temperature, hours of sunshine, days of rainfall, total monthly rainfall and sea temperature. To see more detailed weather information click on a destination.

Asia


March is one of the best times of the year to visit the Maldives, Thailand, Malaysia, central Vietnam, The Philippines, India and Sri Lanka, since this is the dry season, where you can expect hot and sunny weather. (Note: Avoid Bali, where it is still the rainy season.)

Thailand Temperature icon Temperature icon sun icon umbrella icon swimming icon
Phuket 23°C (73°F) 34°C (93°F) 6 hrs 6 days ≤ 75 mm 29°C (84°F)
Krabi 24°C (75°F) 34°C (93°F) 9 hrs 6 days ≤ 61 mm 29°C (84°F)
Ko Phi Phi 23°C (73°F) 33°C (91°F) 9 hrs 6 days ≤ 52 mm 29°C (84°F)
Khao Lak 23°C (73°F) 34°C (93°F) 9 hrs 6 days ≤ 66 mm 29°C (84°F)
Hua Hin 25°C (77°F) 32°C (89°F) 9 hrs 3 day ≤ 25 mm 29°C (84°F)
Ko Samui 27°C (80°F) 32°C (89°F) 8 hrs 4 days ≤ 57 mm 29°C (84°F)
Koh Chang 25°C (77°F) 30°C (86°F) 8 hrs 6 days ≤ 72 mm 29°C (84°F)
Pattaya 26°C (78°F) 32°C (89°F) 7 hrs 4 day ≤ 26 mm 29°C (84°F)
Malaysia
Langkawi 25°C (77°F) 33°C (91°F) 8 hrs 10 days ≤ 105 mm 29°C (84°F)
Penang 25°C (77°F) 32°C (89°F) 8 hrs 10 days ≤ 96 mm 30°C (86°F)
Perhentian Islands 23°C (73°F) 31°C (88°F) 8 hrs 7 days ≤ 88 mm 29°C (84°F)
Philippines
Boracay 26°C (78°F) 30°C (86°F) 8 hrs 4 days ≤ 29 mm 27°C (82°F)
Cebu 25°C (77°F) 31°C (87°F) 7 hrs 6 days ≤ 45 mm 28°C (82°F)
Manila 24°C (75°F) 32°C (89°F) 8 hrs 3 days ≤ 20 mm 28°C (82°F)
Vietnam
Da Nang 20°C (68°F) 28°C (82°F) 6 hrs 4 days ≤ 20 mm 24°C (75°F)
Hoi An 21°C (69°F) 28°C (82°F) 6 hrs 4 days ≤ 20 mm 24°C (75°F)
Nha Trang 24°C (75°F) 29°C (84°F) 8 hrs 3 days ≤ 30 mm 27°C (80°F)
Temperature icon Temperature icon sun icon umbrella icon swimming icon
The Maldives 27°C (80°F) 31°C (87°F) 9 hrs 5 days ≤ 75 mm 29°C (84°F)
Sri Lanka 25°C (77°F) 33°C (91°F) 9 hrs 9 days ≤ 65 mm 29°C (84°F)
Goa – India 23°C (73°F) 32°C (89°F) 9 hrs 0 days ≤ 0 mm 28°C (82°F)

Australia

Perth and the Margaret River region are excellent in March. The southern regions of Australia, including Byron Bay and Sydney receive warm but wet weather.

Temperature icon Temperature icon sun icon umbrella icon swimming icon
Margaret River 14°C (57°F)28°C (82°F) 8 hrs 3 day ≤ 14 mm 21°C (69°F)
Melbourne 13°C (55°F)24°C (75°F) 7 hrs 5 days ≤ 27 mm 18°C (64°F)
Perth 16°C (60°F)30°C (86°F) 9 hrs 2 day ≤ 11 mm 22°C (71°F)

Africa & Indian Ocean

March is an excellent time to visit Sharm el-Sheik in Egypt, the beaches around Mombasa in Kenya or Cape Town in South Africa. (Note: Avoid the Seychelles and Mauritius where it is the rainy season.)

Temperature icon Temperature icon sun icon umbrella icon swimming icon
Cape Town – RSA 15°C (59°F) 27°C (80°F) 9 hrs 3 days ≤ 17 mm 18°C (64°F)
Mombasa – Kenya 24°C (75°F) 33°C (91°F) 8 hrs 5 day ≤ 55 mm 29°C (84°F)
Sharm el-Sheik – Egypt 16°C (60°F) 25°C (77°F) 10 hrs 1 day ≤ 2 mm 22°C (71°F)

Middle East

Both Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) offer pleasant weather in March.

UAE Temperature icon Temperature icon sun icon umbrella icon swimming icon
Abu Dhabi 19°C (66°F) 28°C (82°F) 8 hrs 3 days ≤ 15 mm 22°C (71°F)
Dubai 18°C (64°F) 28°C (82°F) 8 hrs 2 day ≤ 20 mm 23°C (73°F)

Caribbean

The Caribbean is a great place to go in March as it enjoys near perfect weather conditions with clear sunny skies interspersed by the occasional brief rain shower. Some of the best places to visit include Aruba, the Bahamas, Jamaica and both the US and British Virgin Islands.

Temperature icon Temperature icon sun icon umbrella icon swimming icon
Aruba 25°C (77°F) 31°C (88°F) 8 hrs 2 days ≤ 10 mm 26°C (78°F)
Bahamas 19°C (66°F) 27°C (80°F) 8 hrs 7 days ≤ 65 mm 24°C (75°F)
Barbados 23°C (73°F) 29°C (84°F) 9 hrs 8 days ≤ 40 mm 27°C (80°F)
British Virgin Islands 24°C (75°F) 28°C (82°F) 9 hrs 8 days ≤ 50 mm 26°C (78°F)
Cayman Islands 23°C (73°F) 29°C (84°F) 9 hrs 6 days ≤ 25 mm 27°C (80°F)
Dominican Republic 19°C (66°F) 30°C (86°F) 8 hrs 6 days ≤ 55 mm 26°C (78°F)
Jamaica 23°C (73°F) 31°C (87°F) 8 hrs 5 days ≤ 20 mm 27°C (80°F)
Turks & Caicos 20°C (68°F) 28°C (82°F) 7 hrs 7 days ≤ 35 mm 25°C (77°F)
US Virgin Islands 23°C (73°F) 29°C (84°F) 9 hrs 7 days ≤ 35 mm 26°C (78°F)

North America

Miami, the islands of Hawaii and the Mexican beach resorts of Cabo San Lucas, Cancun and Puerto Vallarta offer perfect weather conditions in March.

Mexico Temperature icon Temperature icon sun icon umbrella icon swimming icon
Cabo San Lucas 17°C (62°F) 28°C (82°F) 8 hrs 0 days ≤ 0 mm 22°C (71°F)
Cancun 20°C (68°F) 29°C (84°F) 8 hrs 3 days ≤ 35 mm 26°C (78°F)
Merida 19°C (66°F) 34°C (93°F) 8 hrs 2 days ≤ 25 mm 24°C (75°F)
Puerto Vallarta 17°C (62°F) 27°C (80°F) 8 hrs 0 days ≤ 0 mm 24°C (75°F)
United States
O’ahu – Hawaii 20°C (68°F) 27°C (80°F) 8 hrs 9 days ≤ 60 mm 24°C (75°F)
Miami 18°C (64°F) 27°C (80°F) 9 hrs 6 days ≤ 60 mm 24°C (75°F)

Places to avoid in March


Africa – Avoid the Seychelles and Mauritius where it is the hot, rainy season.

Australia – March continues the hot, wet weather with frequent rain showers and occasional storms to the northern regions of Australia, including the Top End (Darwin), Western Australia (Broome) and northern Queensland (including Cairns and the Whitsunday Islands).

Europe – Europe is generally cold and wet; only the south coast of Spain and Portugal have reasonable periods of sunshine.

South Pacific – This is the hot, wet season in the South Pacific, when you can expect torrential rain showers interspersed by periods of intense sunshine and the possibility of tropical cyclones (hurricanes). The exception is New Zealand, where the weather is mild rather than warm.


Weather by month


Note: This weather guide is produced from meteorological data based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020, and is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in addition to data sourced from the meteorology departments of each respective country.


Latest update: Where to go in March: 22 November, 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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