Portobello weather in March (Otago, New Zealand)

Planning a trip to Portobello in March? This guide provides all the details you need.

In March, Portobello generally has moderate temperatures and moderate rainfall. Throughout the day, temperatures typically settle at around 17°C. But by evening, they drop to around 10°C.

Portobello in March usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 64 mm for the month. Typically around 16 days of rainfall is expected.

The area experiences a moderate amount of sunshine, with approximately 143 hours of sunlight expected. This makes it neither too gloomy nor overly bright.

If you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures, January and February typically offer the best circumstances. While May, June, July, August and September tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

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


Portobello, monthly averages in March

Min Temperature 10°C  
Max Temperature 17°C  
Chance of Rain 52%  
Precipitation 64 mm  
Rainy days 16 days  
Humidity 77% *  
Sunshine 143 hours *  
Percentage Sunshine 39% *  
* Data from: Dunedin, New Zealand (37 KM, 23 Miles).

Where to go in New Zealand in March

Find out more about the weather in New Zealand in March and which places have the best weather 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 Portobello in March?

For visitors traveling to Portobello, 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 in March.

Outdoor sports

Interested in more climate information?

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