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Belize Weather in March: Rain, Temperatures

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

Belize weather in March historically has dry weather that makes the month one of the best times to visit.

Belize City is a port of call on “exotic” western Caribbean cruises. The city itself is not the main attraction. Instead, excursions to the countryside are popular.

It is because of heavy rains during much of the year that ecotourism attractions such as rainforest hikes are popular. Mayan ruins also are popular attractions.

The country gets plenty of rain each month from June through December during the rainy season. But March is part of the dry season.

Belize Temperatures in March

Belize temperatures in March have an average high of 85 degrees Fahrenheit or 29 Celsius, according to the National Meteorological Service of Belize. These highs usually take place during the day.

The average low is 71 degrees Fahrenheit or 22 Celsius. Lows usually occur at night.

March temperatures are just about average for the year. But nighttime temperatures are cool enough to make swimming chilly at times at Belize beaches, although the country isn’t known for great beaches.

By comparison, temperatures often reach the upper 80s Fahrenheit or about 30 Celsius from June through September. But they aren’t good months to visit because of the high risk of rain.

Caribbean weather in March: All destinations

Average Rainfall

Belize City averages less than three inches of rain in March, according to the National Meteorological Service of Belize. Although a low level for Belize, it is a bit higher than other Caribbean destinations during the month.

March is the second month of a short dry season that goes from February through May.

By comparison, June, July, September and October average more than 10 inches of rainfall a month in Belize. That total is higher than most Caribbean destinations except for Cancun and Cozumel.

The Belize rainy season is longer than most because it goes from June through December and somewhat into January.

March is one of the best months of the year to visit Belize. April is even better when the risk of rain is lowest and temperatures are higher.

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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 05, 2024

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