Cape Dorset
Canada
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

March weather forecast and climate
Cape Dorset, Canada

March, the first month of the spring, in Cape Dorset, is a polar cold month, with average temperature varying between -24.8°C (-12.6°F) and -17.5°C (0.5°F).

Temperature

In Cape Dorset, the average high-temperature slightly increases, from a dangerously cold -22.2°C (-8°F) in February, to a polar cold -17.5°C (0.5°F). In March, in Cape Dorset, the average low-temperature is -24.8°C (-12.6°F).

Humidity

In Cape Dorset, Canada, the average relative humidity in March is 69.6%.

Rainfall

In Cape Dorset rain does not fall in January through March, November and December.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Cape Dorset are January through December. In Cape Dorset, during 15.3 snowfall days, 283mm (11.1") of snow is typically accumulated. In Cape Dorset, during the entire year, snow falls for 143.6 days, and aggregates up to 2906mm (114.4") of snow.

Sea temperature

Months with the coldest seawater in Cape Dorset, Canada, are January through April, with an average sea temperature of -2°C (28.4°F).
Note: For swimming, this is considered life-threatening and very dangerous. The water feels painfully cold, and hyperventilation quickly occurs. A specialized swimsuit is mandatory to reduce thermal damage.

Daylight

The average length of the day in Cape Dorset is 11.9h.

Sunshine

In March, the average sunshine in Cape Dorset is 5.6h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in Cape Dorset is 1. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a minimal health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 1 in March interpret into the following advice:
Most people can stay in the Sun for up to 1 hour without burning, apart from children that always must be protected from sun exposure. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. 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. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in March in Cape Dorset?

In Cape Dorset, Canada, in March, the average high-temperature is -17.5°C (0.5°F), and the average low-temperature is -24.8°C (-12.6°F).

What is the average humidity in March in Cape Dorset?

The average relative humidity in March in Cape Dorset, Canada, is 69.6%.

Does it rain in Cape Dorset in March?

In Cape Dorset, in March, it doesn't rain. In April, it rains.

What is the driest month in Cape Dorset?

January through March, November and December are months without rainfall in Cape Dorset, Canada.

How much does it snow in Cape Dorset in March?

In Cape Dorset, during March, snow falls for 15.3 days and regularly aggregates up to 283mm (11.1") of snow.

What are the months with the coldest sea water in Cape Dorset?

January through April, with an average sea temperature of -2°C (28.4°F), are months with the coldest seawater.

What is the sea temperature in March in Cape Dorset?

In Cape Dorset, in March, the average water temperature is -2°C (28.4°F). For swimming, this is considered extremely cold, dangerous, and life-threatening. Unless suitably protected with insulated waterproof clothing, hypothermia quickly occurs.

How many hours of daylight does Cape Dorset have in March?

In March, the average length of the day in Cape Dorset, Canada, is 11.9h.

How long on average sun shines in March in Cape Dorset?

In March, the average sunshine in Cape Dorset, Canada, is 5.6h.

What is the UV index reading in March in Cape Dorset?

In March, the average daily maximum UV index in Cape Dorset is 1. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in March - Cape Dorset, Canada
  • Average high temperature in March: -17.5°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (11.8°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (-22.2°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: -24.8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (3.7°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (-28.7°C).

Average humidity in March - Cape Dorset, Canada
  • Average humidity in March: 69.6%

The month with the highest relative humidity is October (84.1%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is February (68%).

Average rainfall in March - Cape Dorset, Canada
  • Average rainfall in March: 0mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (52.1mm).
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are January, February, March, November and December (0mm).

Average rainfall days in March - Cape Dorset, Canada
  • Average rainfall days in March: 0 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (13.3 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January, February, March and December (0 days).

Average snowfall in March - Cape Dorset, Canada
  • Average snowfall in March: 283mm

The month with the highest snowfall is November (506mm).
The month with the lowest snowfall is July (2mm).

Average snowfall days in March - Cape Dorset, Canada
  • Average snowfall days in March: 15.3 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is November (19.8 days).
The month with the lowest number of snowfall days is July (0.1 days).

Average sea temperature in March - Cape Dorset, Canada
  • Average sea temperature in March: -2°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (3°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January, February, March and April (-2°C).

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Cape Dorset, Canada
  • Average daylight in March: 11.9h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 20.9h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 4.3h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 5.6h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 8.8h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 0h).

Average UV index in March - Cape Dorset, Canada
  • Average UV index in March: 1

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 4).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 0).