Bruges Weather March Averages, Belgium
What's the Weather like in Bruges in March
With March comes the beginning of Spring and also a small warming trend for the city of Bruges. However, temperatures are still cold enough to require bringing a heavy coat, long trousers and boots. Additionally, with numerous rain showers and thunderstorms also expected, it is a good idea to bring a raincoat and umbrella as well.
Temperatures both in the afternoon and early morning hours will take a jump from the previous months during this time of the year. While it is still cold, the chance of experiencing below freezing temperatures is starting to diminish until winter rolls around again in November. The average daily temperature during the month is a cool 6°C (43°F). The average afternoon high has also climbed a few degrees and now stands at 9°C (48°F). However, with a 40% chance of a windy day, the brisk conditions can make it feel much colder with the wind chill. Overnight lows are a little warmer as well with the average temperature falling to 3°C (37°F). Despite the fact that temperatures are climbing, there is still a 20% chance of seeing some snow during the month. As a result, visitors need to consult an extended forecast before leaving home.
This time of the year is slightly less wet than the two previous months. Throughout the month, an average of 50mm of precipitation can be expected. This precipitation can come in the form of either snow or rain, but the best chance of seeing frozen precipitation is in the early part of the month. Overall, there are a total of 6 days that experience measurable precipitation and the average chance of rain stands at 60%.
Average Sunshine Hours
In addition to higher temperatures, the region also experiences slightly more sun during this time of the year. The area will see an average of 4 hours of sunshine each day. Overall, there is a 20% chance of seeing a completely sunny day.
Average Sea Temperature
Sea surface temperatures remain too cold to enjoy despite the fact that it is now spring. Water temperatures are a cool 7°C (45°F) for the month. However, they will begin to climb a little starting in April.
Bruges Hotels in March
Located in a mansion built in 1830, Hotel Patritius is a family owned and operated hotel that prides itself on top-of-the-line service. Even though the hotel is located near the centre of the city, it is quiet and in the perfect spot for a couple or family holiday. The hotel has undergone renovations in both 2007 and 2010 and is completely modernized while still offering the old world charm. Each of the 16 rooms offers a view of the city or the garden and has a private bathroom, flat screen TV, heating and air conditioning.
Oud Huis de Pellaert
The Oud Huis de Pellaert is an ideal location for either the business or the leisure traveller. Housed in a 19th century aristocratic house, this four-star hotel is located in the heart of Bruges and just a short walk to the Market Square. With cold conditions lingering in the month of March, travellers will enjoy the 50 elegantly decorated rooms if they decide to stay in for the day and partake of the wellness room, lounges and bar. If the weather allows, visitors can enjoy the hotel's terrace while taking in the sights and enjoying a drink.
Hotel de Orangerie
Those looking for the perfect mixture of the old world and the new will find it at the luxurious Hotel de Orangerie. Housed in a charming building constructed in the 15th century, the hotel offers 20 rooms that have each been individually decorated. Guests have a choice between four different room styles that are all appointed with flat screen TVs, air conditioning and heating and Wi-Fi. Guests are treated each morning to a continental breakfast with an assortment of warm and cold dishes. There are also a number of packages available to make your stay as perfect as possible.
Bars and Restaurants
Gruuthuse Hof is a small, but cosy restaurant that offers delicious food for an excellent price. The staff is welcoming and knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile. Because it is in the centre of the tourist area, it will fill up fast and reservations are recommended.
Au Petit Grand
Opened in 2001, Au Petit Grand is a cosy restaurant located down a side street off the Market Square. The interior is warm and inviting and the menu offers a wide array of dishes that often change with the seasons. The food is well priced and the extensive wine menu offers something that goes well with each and every dish.
Belgian Beer Pub Don Quichotte
If you are just looking for drinks, one of the best spots in the city is Belgian Beer Pub Don Quichotte. There is no food, but this pub has a large selection of beers and good music and is a great place to relax for a while and enjoy the cosy atmosphere. The staff are friendly and welcoming and will make anyone feel like a part of the family.
Things to do in Bruges in March
Average temperatures in March will still climb to only 6°C (43°F), so most visitors will continue to look for things to do indoors. If the weather is bad, one of the best sites to see is the Groeninge Museum. The museum is home to six centuries of Flemish and Belgium paintings. Styles range from neo-classical to post-war modern art.
Basilica of the Holy Blood
If visitors need to get out of the cold, another church worth visiting is the Basilica of the Holy Blood. Originally constructed in the 12th century, much of the original building remains unchanged. Tours are arranged on a daily basis and the stained glass alone makes the trip worthwhile.