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Aruba Weather in March: Rain, Temperatures

Aruba weather in March
Average high temperature and rainfall for Aruba in March. © Scott S. Bateman

Aruba weather in March has some of the driest and warmest weather in the Caribbean during the month.

March weather in Aruba 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.

Aruba Temperatures in March

The average high temperature for Aruba in March is 88 degrees Fahrenheit or 31 Celsius, according to the Aruba Meteorological Department.

The average water temperature for January through March is a balmy 79 degrees Fahrenheit or 26 degrees Celsius.

Although that temperature is normally comfortable for swimming, the currents may bring cooler water from the north along with some chilling trade winds. 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.

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 of nearly zero, according to 30 years of data from the Aruba Meteorological Department. The actual total is 0.3 inches.

That compares to about one inch in January and February as well as April through September. The average jumps to about three inches from October through December during the island’s mild rainy season.

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.

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Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the Americas. He is the author of four books about cruising in the Caribbean, Alaska and Mexican Riviera.
February 01, 2024

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