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Palmerston North weather in March (Manawatu, New Zealand)

What can you expect from the weather in Palmerston North during March? Wondering if it's the right time to visit? Browse this page for a comprehensive overview of the weather conditions for that month.

Temperatures

In Palmerston North the weather in March is generally perfect, with pleasant temperatures and moderate rainfall. March falls within the summer season. Throughout the day, temperatures typically settle at around 21°C. But by evening, they drop to around 12°C.

Precipitation

Palmerston North in March usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 72 mm for the month. It's the month with the least rainfall. Whether you're keen on hiking, outdoor festivals, or just enjoying a walk in the park, this month provides a reliably dry backdrop for all your plans. Typically around 11 days of rainfall is expected.

Average sunshine

The city usually sees around 172 hours of sunlight, indicating a moderately sunny period.

If you're inclined towards comfortable temperatures and drier conditions, March is a prime time to visit Palmerston North. January, February and March typically offer the best circumstances. While July tends to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Palmerston North climate page with graphs.

 

Palmerston North, monthly averages in March

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 12°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 21°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 37%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 72 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 11 days  
HumidityHumidity 81%  
SunshineSunshine 172 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine  

Where to go in New Zealand in March

Find out more about the weather in New Zealand and which places have the best travel conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in this month?

For visitors traveling to Palmerston North, we recommend wearing layers. So maybe a skirt, t-shirt, shorts for during the day and jeans and a warm jacket for some days and evenings. Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay. Plan on layering your clothes.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do.

Swimming
6/10
Cycling
9/10
Walking
9/10
Camping
8/10
Outdoor sports
9/10

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