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 a polar cold month, with average temperature varying between -18.3°C (-0.9°F) and -28.1°C (-18.6°F).

Temperature

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

Humidity

In March, the average relative humidity in Iqaluit is 65.4%.

Rainfall

January through March and December are months without rainfall.

Snowfall

January through June, August through December are months with snowfall. In March, it is snowing for 12.7 days. Throughout March, 216mm (8.5") of snow is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 113.4 snowfall days, and 2293mm (90.3") of snow is accumulated.

Sea temperature

Months with the coldest seawater in Iqaluit are January through March, 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

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

Sunshine

In March, the average sunshine is 5.6h.

UV index

In March, the average daily maximum UV index is 1. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 1 transform into the following instructions:
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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.

What is the temperature in March in Iqaluit?

In Iqaluit, Canada, 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?

In March, the average relative humidity 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?

In Iqaluit, Canada, rain does not fall in January through March and December.

How much does it snow in Iqaluit in March?

In Iqaluit, Canada, in March, snow falls for 12.7 days, with typically accumulated 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).

How cold is the water in March in Iqaluit?

In Iqaluit, Canada, in March, the average water temperature is -2°C (28.4°F). For swimming, this is considered very dangerous and immediately life-threatening. Total loss of breathing control instantly occurs, and clear thinking becomes almost impossible. A specialized swimsuit is obligatory to minimize thermal loss.

How many hours of daylight does Iqaluit have in March?

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

How many hours of sunshine does Iqaluit have in March?

The average sunshine in March in Iqaluit, Canada, is 5.6h.

How high is the UV index in March in Iqaluit?

The average daily maximum UV index in March in Iqaluit is 1. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health threat 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).