Cartagena
Colombia
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

March weather forecast and climate
Cartagena, Colombia

A skyscape of the city of Cartagena, Colombia, with a close view of the Chiva Rumbera buildings
A skyscape of the city of Cartagena, Colombia, with a close view of the Chiva Rumbera buildings
The first month of the spring, March, is still a tropical month in Cartagena, Colombia, with average temperature varying between 23.6°C (74.5°F) and 31.1°C (88°F).
The ideal sea water temperature of 27.8°C (82°F) and only 1 rainfall days, with 1.5mm (0.1") of accumulated rainfall, make March the best time for swimming and other water activities.

Temperature

In Cartagena, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in February - a still tropical 31.1°C (88°F). The average low-temperature, is 23.6°C (74.5°F).

Rainfall

In March, in Cartagena, the rain falls for 1 days. Throughout March, 1.5mm (0.1") of precipitation is accumulated. In Cartagena, during the entire year, the rain falls for 92 days and collects up to 912.5mm (35.9") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Cartagena, the average water temperature is 27.8°C (82°F).
Note: For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

Daylight

In Cartagena, the average length of the day is 12.1h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Cartagena is 7.9h.

UV index

February through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Cartagena. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 12 in March transform into the following instructions:
Practice all-important precautions. Light skin people may get burned in less than 5 minutes. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. Even on cloudy days, a sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should be generously applied and frequently re-applied, including after every swim or outdoor exercise. Beware! The reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.

What is the temperature in March in Cartagena?

In Cartagena, in March, the average high-temperature is 31.1°C (88°F), and the average low-temperature is 23.6°C (74.5°F).

How much does it rain in Cartagena in March?

In Cartagena, in March, it is raining for 1 days, with typically 1.5mm (0.1") of accumulated precipitation.

How warm is the water in March in Cartagena?

In Cartagena, in March, the average water temperature is 27.8°C (82°F). Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

What is the average length of the day in March in Cartagena?

In Cartagena, Colombia, the average length of the day in March is 12.1h.

How many hours of sunshine does Cartagena have in March?

In March, the average sunshine in Cartagena is 7.9h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Cartagena?

Months with the highest UV index are February through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

What is the UV index intensity in March in Cartagena?

The average daily maximum UV index in March in Cartagena, Colombia, is 12. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in March - Cartagena, Colombia
  • Average high temperature in March: 31.1°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (32°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are January and February (31°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: 23.6°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is June (25°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (22.7°C).

Average rainfall in March - Cartagena, Colombia
  • Average rainfall in March: 1.5mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (198.3mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is February (0.9mm).

Average rainfall days in March - Cartagena, Colombia
  • Average rainfall days in March: 1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (16 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is February (0 days).

Average sea temperature in March - Cartagena, Colombia
  • Average sea temperature in March: 27.8°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (29.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (27.3°C).

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Cartagena, Colombia
  • Average daylight in March: 12.1h

Months with the longest days are June and July (Average daylight: 12.7h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.5h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 7.9h

The month with most sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 9h).
The month with least sunshine is October (Average sunshine: 5.6h).

Average UV index in March - Cartagena, Colombia
  • Average UV index in March: 12

Months with the highest UV index are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 10).