Averages for Bodrum in March

Bodrum: March

March is usually the rainiest month in Bodrum, Turkey. There is more rainfall than the two previous months of the year but the 130mm rainfall for March normally occurs over 6 days so you can expect heavier showers at this time of year. However, there’s also 9 hours of sunshine so be prepared for slightly higher temperatures. Temperatures generally settle between 10 °C and 17 °C.

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Averages for Bodrum in March

  Temperature 13°C

55°F

Low Temperature 9°C

48°F

  High Temperature 17°C

63°F

  Sunshine Hours 2 hrs
  Chance of Sunny Day 26 %
  Rainfall 130mm
  Rainfall days 6 days
  Chance of Rain 25 %
  Chance of Cloudy Day 28 %
  Sea Temperature 17°C

62°F

Chance of Windy Day 10 %
Daily averages for March

Daily averages for March

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Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
°C 11 12 13 12 12 13 12 12 12 11 13 12 12 11 12 12 12 12 13 13 14 14 13 12 13 14 14 14 14 14 15
°F 52 54 55 54 54 55 54 54 54 52 55 54 54 52 54 54 54 54 55 55 57 57 55 54 55 57 57 57 57 57 59

Averages for Bodrum in March

Bodrum: March

March is usually the rainiest month in Bodrum, Turkey. There is more rainfall than the two previous months of the year but the 130mm rainfall for March normally occurs over 6 days so you can expect heavier showers at this time of year. However, there’s also 9 hours of sunshine so be prepared for slightly higher temperatures. Temperatures generally settle between 10 °C and 17 °C.

Weather

The daily average temperature for Bodrum during March is around 13 °C. Despite the chance of rain or drizzle, the weather during the day is nice and fresh with the average humidity around 59%. It definitely feels comfortable during the day due to the cooler temperatures at this time of year. The highest ever recorded temperature for March in Bodrum has been 28 °C with the lowest temperature recorded being an icy -2 °C, however these are highly unlikely to occur again and you can normally expect the weather to remain within the averages for the month. The regular sea temperature is normally around 17 °C which is considered relatively cool and most may want to avoid swimming in the sea. Regardless of the lower average temperatures at this time of year, many tourists may want to explore Bodrum as it feels fresh and you don’t experience any discomfort from the heat which can happen during the summer months.

Things to do

Bodrum is a resort boasting many cultural and historical aspects and you can’t visit here without exploring some of the ancient Greek ruins in the area. There’s a wealth of history to discover outside Bodrum and one hotspot you should definitely visit during your stay is the Temple of Apollo at Didyma. Despite being constructed in the 8th century and having been burned and looted on several occasions, this site is still magnificent. Once an ancient Roman shrine, Didyma is locally known as Didim in Turkey. Here, you can view soaring columns, ancient corridors and giant slabs of stone. 

Old ruins temple of apollo turkey

Ancient ruins, Turkey.

If you prefer more modern adventures then take a stroll to the Milta Marina Shopping Centre, a haven of boutiques, small stores and markets. This local centre features branded goods as well as traditional Turkish artefacts, so why not take a piece of Bodrum home with you? 

Restaurants

If you’re searching for traditional Turkish food in the evening then try the Otantik Ocakbasi kebab and grill house which was established in 1998. Its menu contains rich dishes with kebabs, soups, salads and even steaks. You can also order takeaway too as it’s delivered via motorcycle. After your evening meal, you could check out the Forever Club, a hotel and night club offering a range of drinks and music to dance the night away. You can also enjoy other activities here, such as the spa. Have a relaxing massage, Turkish bath or use the sauna and let all of your stresses disappear. The more active can take part in a range of sports as the Forever club offers many attractions like sailing, windsurfing, scuba diving and water ski sports. Alternatively, there is basketball, pool, table tennis and football to partake in.

Where to stay

There are a range of incredible hotels in Bodrum which all offer a range of facilities to suit your needs. In the centre of Bodrum, you’ll find the Delfi Hotel which is just 100 metres from the beach. Surrounded by beautiful evergreen mandarin trees and close to the town centre, this idyllic hotel features simple but practical hotel rooms complete with air conditioning, en suite bathroom and a balcony facing the swimming pool. The restaurant offers a range of cuisine from seafood to more traditional dishes. For relaxation, you can take advantage of the spa and wellness centre to enjoy a facial or body treatment.

Dates to note

Key dates for March in Bodrum include the local cheese festival which occurs at the start of the month. This festival is ideal for those passionate about food as you can explore local food cultures and produce. 2015 witnessed the first ever dairy event within Turkey which was a huge success so it’s likely to become a regular occurrence. Featuring dairy producers from around Turkey, educational events and attendance from key figures like the mayor of Bodrum, this newly established food event highlights everything the resort has to offer in terms of local delicacies. Though tourism isn’t as high during March, those visiting Bodrum can still experience the events that it has to offer and many locals are more than happy to share the town’s happenings with those visiting the area.

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