Split Weather March Averages, Croatia
What's The Weather Like In Split In March
Spring comes to Split with very shy movements and occasional "wintery" hiccups which affect the overall average temperature for March. While the monthly average stays at the 10° Celsius (51° Fahrenheit) mark, its absolute low hikes up to 6° Celsius and most importantly, the hottest days of March can measure up to a weak but beautiful 15° Celsius, warmer than elsewhere in early-springtime Europe.
The days grow even longer, now boasting up to 8 hours of clear sunshine. Chances of sunny days also go up to 34% on average, which helps the spring flowers blossom, many in their manicured pots and garden spots of the residential areas.
This automatically drops chances of rainy days down to 34%, a total of maybe five days of rainfall at a steady 65mm. The Splicani spring reduces the cloudy days to an average of 18% - this means more sun and more fun in blooming March!
The atmospheric pressure also reaches a new high at over 30.11Hg, which basically encourages the typical Mediterranean climate to enable warmer winds. This increases the chance of windy days to 18% too, so don't forget the scarf, you will definitely still need it.
The Adriatic Sea however doesn't join in on the fun just yet. While the weather does get slightly warmer, it isn't enough to take the chill out of the waters. The sea temperature remains at 14° Celsius, while its waves begin to foam up the shoreline.
Soon enough, as April comes around, warm currents will start to add a few degrees Celsius, slowly preparing for the hot summer. In the meantime though, enjoy the sun and temperature spikes, always pack a good jacket and look forward to the spring equinox which sees the mild climate jumping from lows to highs surprisingly fast during the month of March.
Split Hotels In March
Over the years, Split has become an increasingly popular tourist destination, not only because of its bustling harbour and beaches, but also because of its good quality accommodation, especially when compared to other countries on this side of Europe.
Radisson Blu Resort Split
One of the high-end places to stay in spring is the Radisson Blu Resort Split, with deals from £60 per night. Mind you, the Radisson bars around the world always offer delicious cocktails, and the one in Split is no exception. So if you're looking to spoil or get spoiled on Mother's Day, a room at the Radisson is the obvious choice. The Palace Suites and the Palaca Judita also come in as alternative choices, both with well-deserved high ratings and prices from £50 per night.
There are plenty of hostels in Split as well. The favourites continue to be Split Hostel Booze & Snooze, CroParadise Green Hostel, CroParadise Pink & Blue Hostel and the Split Center Authentic Rooms with prices starting at £6 per night. They are all clean and well furnished, with all the facilities a backpacker might need, including the sacred Wi-Fi. The reviews are constantly positive because of their good service.
Split Beaches For March
Despite the slightly uncertain highs and lows of March temperatures, the beach is always a wonderful sight to behold. In fact, this time of year is great for another stroll along the seafront of Marjan, which starts from the luscious heart of Riva and takes you upwards through breath-taking seascapes and foamy shorelines, all the way up into the south-western edge of Split's busy harbour. Do feel free to spoil yourself with a hot chocolate and a snack when you get there, as the view is worth every calorie.
You can also visit the Trstenik beach, named after the district which holds it, and known for its pebble and gravel surface. The waters are crystal blue on that side because of the small gravel stones, so make sure you have your camera with you. It's truly a beautiful view.
Bars And Restaurants
The Villa Spizat and the Ma:Toni also follow contemporary menus and have impressive wine labels on display, but if you're looking for more traditional cuisine, the Konoba Hvaranin and the Konoba Matejuska are certainly two excellent options.
If you want pizza, the Galija Pizzeria remains the undisputed champion of delicious toppings on just the right crust.
Gaga / Ghetto Bar
Spring is also the time when the city of Split truly begins to awaken at night, in anticipation of what is always a busy summer. The Gaga is known for well-priced cocktails, the Ghetto Bar is more for the jazz and whiskey lovers, and let's not forget the Riva promenade either, with its array of bars and night clubs, although that one is best saved for the summer nights.
Things To Do In Split In March
2016 will see the Gast Fair in its 21st year. It is the largest gastronomical event in Croatia and it takes place in the heart of the city, usually in the first week of March. The Dalmatian Coast cuisine has a very good reputation throughout Europe, mixing heavy and hearty traditional standards with breezy and fresh Mediterranean influences, bursting with flavours and scents. We suggest going there on an empty stomach.
Cathedral of St. Domnius
March is the perfect time to visit the historical treasures of Split. The Cathedral of St. Domnius is a marvellous monument of late Roman architecture - it was actually built as the Emperor Diocletian's mausoleum, with 24 majestic columns surrounding it. The Cathedral is extremely well preserved to this day, and admission also includes free access to the Temple of Jupiter and its crypt, another unmissable sight, another page of Split's fascinating history worth at least a photo.