Iqaluit
Canada
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

March weather forecast and climate
Iqaluit, Canada

March, the first month of the spring, in Iqaluit, is an arctic cold month, with temperature in the range of an average low of -28.1°C (-18.6°F) and an average high of -18.3°C (-0.9°F).

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature rises, from a life-threatening cold -23.3°C (-9.9°F) in February, to a polar cold -18.3°C (-0.9°F). The average low-temperature, in Iqaluit, is -28.1°C (-18.6°F).

Humidity

In Iqaluit, the average relative humidity is 65.4%.

Rainfall

January through March and December are months without rainfall.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through June, August through December.

Sea temperature

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

In March, the average length of the day is 11.9h.

Sunshine

In Iqaluit, the average sunshine is 5.6h.

UV index

In March, the average daily maximum UV index in Iqaluit, Canada, is 1. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
In March, the average maximum UV index of 1 translate into the following recommendations:
People with sensitive skin, children, and babies should always be protected from prolonged 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. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in March in Iqaluit?

In March, the average high-temperature is -18.3°C (-0.9°F), and the average low-temperature is -28.1°C (-18.6°F).

What is the average humidity in March in Iqaluit?

The average relative humidity in March in Iqaluit is 65.4%.

Does it rain in Iqaluit in March?

In Iqaluit, Canada, in March, it doesn't rain. In April, it rains.

What is the driest month in Iqaluit?

January through March and December are months without rainfall in Iqaluit.

How many days does it snow in March in Iqaluit?

In Iqaluit, Canada, during March, snow falls for 12.7 days and regularly aggregates up to 216mm (8.5") of snow.

When is the sea coldest in Iqaluit?

Through and March, with an average sea temperature of -2°C (28.4°F). 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.

What is the sea temperature in March in Iqaluit?

In Iqaluit, in March, the average water temperature is -2°C (28.4°F). 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.

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

The average length of the day in March is 11.9h.

How many hours of sunshine does Iqaluit have in March?

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

What is the UV index reading in March in Iqaluit?

The average daily maximum UV index in March in Iqaluit, Canada, is 1. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in March - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average high temperature in March: -18.3°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (12.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (-23.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in March: -28.1°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (4.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (-31.7°C).

Average humidity in March - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average humidity in March: 65.4%

The month with the highest relative humidity is October (78.1%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is February (64.6%).

Average rainfall in March - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average rainfall in March: 0mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (68.6mm).
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are January, February, March and December (0mm).

Average rainfall days in March - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average rainfall days in March: 0 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (16.7 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January, March and December (0 days).

Average snowfall in March - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average snowfall in March: 216mm

The month with the highest snowfall is April (315mm).
The month with the lowest snowfall is July (0mm).

Average snowfall days in March - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average snowfall days in March: 12.7 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is November (13.8 days).
The month with the lowest number of snowfall days is July (0.1 days).

Average sea temperature in March - Iqaluit, 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 and March (-2°C).

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

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 20.6h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 4.6h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 5.6h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 7.6h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 0.4h).

Average UV index in March - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average UV index in March: 1

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