Avg weather in March
12 Hrs per day
135 mm per month
90 % avg
5 Mph avg

Africa Weather in March

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What’s the weather like in Africa in March?

With pleasant temperatures, bright sunshine and high humidity, Africa is a popular continent for visitors wanting to explore its fascinating countries at this time. The Africa weather in March depends on which country you choose to visit, but generally it’s warm although the rainfall can vary quite a lot.

Geographical influences

If you visit somewhere like Mombasa, on the west coast of Kenya, in April then you’ll get over 50mm of tropical rain. But Sharm El Sheikh in the north, along Egypt’s Red Sea coast, receives hardly any rain this month. Resorts along Africa’s huge coast benefit from a cool sea breeze which can feel very refreshing on warmer days in March.


The weather in Africa in March produces an average daytime temperature of 16°C across the whole continent. In South Africa during this month, though, you can expect it to be a lot warmer at around 25°C. The Gambia, on Africa’s western shore, is another popular hotspot boasting a temperature around 30°C. Rainfall in The Gambia and South Africa is low in March and Africa has an average of 135mm this month. Higher ground in Kenya is likely to receive more than 100mm in March. You can rely on the sunshine to always make an appearance. On average there will be 12 hours each day through the month, and Sharm El Sheikh basks in sunny days from 6am until nearly 6pm in March. The temperature of the Indian Ocean lapping Kenya’s coast should be about 27°C, with the water a little cooler around South Africa at 19°C. With the average humidity level nearly 90% you’ll need to carry a bottle of water with you when you’re out and about on your holiday to Africa.

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