Caribbean Weather in March

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Information on the weather in March for cities and beach towns throughout the Caribbean has been pulled together here.

The March temperatures and rainfall given in the table below allow you to compare the climate for places on two dozen islands. The monthly averages are based on historical weather records.

These temperatures are in °F. You can also view the temperatures in °C.

March is another month of terrific vacation weather on Caribbean beaches.

Temperature

On northern islands, Cuba and the Bahamas, temperatures in March creep upwards from the cooler winter months. In the south, meanwhile, Port of Spain in Trinidad is a hot spot during the days.

Ocean temperatures normally stay a consistent 78 degrees Fahrenheit from Puerto Rico, southwards. The water is slightly cooler, at 76 °F around the Bahamas.

Rainfall

March is the midst of the dry season for the Caribbean. For many places, including Cuba, Cayman Islands and Puerto Rico, this is normally the driest month of the year. Most areas have less than ten days with rain during March.

Caribbean weather in March: average daily temperature and monthly rainfall
Temperature °F Island Place Total Rainfall
High Low Inches Days
83 73 Antigua St John's 1.8   8
87 76 Aruba Beatrix Airport 0.3   2
86 77 Bonaire Flamingo Airport 0.5   3
80 64 Bahamas Nassau 2.1   7
84 74 Barbados Bridgetown 1.1   –
87 66 Cayman Islands 1.4 10
82 67 Cuba Havana 1.8   3
87 77 Curaçao Hato Airport 0.6   3
83 71 Dominica Melville Hall Airport 5.3   –
83 72 Dominican Republic Punta Cana 2.1   7
85 69 Guadeloupe Pointe-a-Pitre 2.9   –
87 71 Jamaica Kingston 0.8   5
84 71 Martinique Lamentin 3.5 14
85 73 Puerto Rico San Juan 2.0 12
83 75 Saba The Bottom 1.4   6
84 73 St. Barthelemy Gustavia 2.1   8
84 72 St. Croix (US VI) Christiansted 1.5 11
84 73 St. Eustatius Oranjestad 1.9   8
83 71 St. John (US VI) Cruz Bay 1.7 11
85 74 St. Kitts Basseterre 2.0   –
85 74 St. Lucia Vieux Fort 2.3 14
85 74 St. Maarten Princess Juliana AP 1.8   9
86 73 St. Thomas (US VI) Charlotte Amalie 1.4   9
90 69 Trinidad Port of Spain 0.7   6
87 73 Tobago Scarborough 1.7   5
References

NOAA. Ocean Climate Laboratory. World Ocean Atlas 2009.

Rainfall and temperature data come from each island's meteorological organization.

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