Where's hot in March?

The weather might be thawing slightly, but the temperature is still only likely to be creeping into double figures in the UK. So if you want somewhere warm for a spring break or need options for the school Easter holidays, the good news is that temperatures are starting to heat up in the Mediterranean. Spain, Portugal or Southern Italy are good short haul options, but the two week holiday also means you can find spring sunshine further afield if you want. Keep scrolling to see where else is hot in March.

Scroll down to see our five top tips for a sunny holiday in March.

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Seville

Seville

March in Seville

2h 50m
Approximate UK flight time
21
Average Temperature
6
Hour of Sunshine

This is springtime in Seville, which means the sweet smell of orange blossoms will be in the air. According to legend, this historic city was founded by Hercules, so take advantage of the cooler temperatures and go on a walking tour, or climb the steps of the 104.1 metre high "Giralda", a UNESCO heritage site. Semana Santa (Holy Week) is Spain's biggest festival of the year, and sometimes starts at the end of March. Aside from the religious significance, with parades and floats going round the city, it's also the time when everyone comes out to party until the early hours.

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Or how about Muscat?

Muscat

Muscat

March in Muscat, Oman

7h 50m
Approximate UK flight time
26
Average Temperature
11
Hour of Sunshine

March is a great time to go sightseeing in Muscat, as the warm weather is pleasant rather than sweltering. Outside the city, there's the Wadi Dayqah Dam at Mazara, where water cascades against the desert backdrop, or you could take your camera to Sun Mountain at Jebel Shams, which is known as the Grand Canyon of Arabia. Muscat was an original trading post for Frankincense and incense, so take a trip to the Old Muttrah souk to barter for some scented bargains among the narrow streets and tiny shops.

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Or how about Seychelles?

Seychelles

Seychelles

March in Seychelles

9h 56
Approximate UK flight time
25
Average Temperature
7
Hour of Sunshine

Not only will the sun be shining, but visiting the Seychelles at the end of the rainy season means the islands will be looking particularly lush. Colonised by the French in the 18th Century, in March they celebrate their roots with the "Fete de la Francophonie". Cultural events aside, the waters are really calm, so diving, snorkelling and swimming will be high on the agenda. And after you've seen the world's largest raised coral atoll, try the national dish of grilled octopus with crushed chilli, ginger and garlic.

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March in Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur

March in Kuala Lumpur

12h 53 Approx. UK flight time 28°C Average temperature 7 Hours of sunshine per day

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March in Maldives Maldives

March in Maldives

10h 37m Approx. UK flight time 29°C Average temperature 9 Hours of sunshine per day

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