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Aruba Weather in March

Aruba weather is especially dry in March.
Winter in Aruba is certainly more enjoyable than winter in the northern United States or Canada.

The average high temperatures for this southern Caribbean island during the winter months reach into the upper 80s Fahrenheit or more than 30 degrees Celsius.

Aruba weather in March is both the end of winter and the beginning of spring. Despite that fact, the average temperatures and rainfall are hardly different than January and February.

That doesn’t stop people from flocking to the island during March to experience its famous beaches, dining and shopping along with the easy touring of this small island off the coast of Venezuela.

Equally famous is the island’s avoidance of rain most months of the year including March.

Average Rainfall


One reason why Aruba is known as the Caribbean island with the highest rate of return visitors is the odds of low rainfall.

March is the driest month historically with an average total of nearly zero, according to 30 years of data from the World Weather Organization. The actual total is 0.3 inches.

That compares to about one inch in January, February and April through September. The average jumps to about three inches from October through December.

March is about equal to January and February for average cloud cover at about 38 percent, which means the majority of the sky is clear the majority of the time.

Average Temperatures


Anyone who has visited the island in January or February and who likes to swim in the ocean might find the water a bit cool at times.

The same may be true in March. The average water temperature for all three months is 79 degrees Fahrenheit or 26 degrees Celsius.

Although that temperature is normally comfortable for swimming, the currents may bring cooler water from the norther. It’s not unusual to swim through stretches of cooler water followed by stretches of warmer water.

Likewise, the daytime air temperatures in March are nearly the same as January and February.
Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the Americas.

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March 19, 2018

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