Gulf Shores
Alabama, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

March weather forecast and climate
Gulf Shores, AL

The road to Gulf Shores Beach in Alabama, besides the calm turquoise blue waters
The road to Gulf Shores Beach in Alabama, besides the calm turquoise blue waters
The first month of the spring, March, is an agreeable month in Gulf Shores, Alabama, with average temperature ranging between min 48.9°F (9.4°C) and max 70°F (21.1°C).

Temperature

In Gulf Shores, the average high-temperature slightly increases, from an enjoyable 64°F (17.8°C) in February, to an agreeable 70°F (21.1°C). The average low-temperature, in Gulf Shores, is 48.9°F (9.4°C).

Rainfall

In Gulf Shores, during 9 rainfall days, 6.7" (170.4mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Gulf Shores, during the entire year, the rain falls for 114 days and collects up to 67.7" (1719.8mm) of precipitation.

Ocean temperature

In Gulf Shores, the average water temperature is 64°F (17.8°C).
Note: Swimming in 64°F (17.8°C) is not enjoyable for the majority. Controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as surface water temperature decreases below 69.8°F (21°C).

Daylight

In Gulf Shores, Alabama, the average length of the day is 12h.

Sunshine

In Gulf Shores, the average sunshine is 7h.

UV index

In March, the average daily maximum UV index is 8. A UV Index of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high health hazard from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: In March, the average maximum UV index of 8 translate into the following recommendations:
Take special precautions, as unprotected skin can be damaged and can burn quickly. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects.

What is the temperature in March in Gulf Shores?

In Gulf Shores, Alabama, in March, the average high-temperature is 70°F (21.1°C), and the average low-temperature is 48.9°F (9.4°C).

How much does it rain in Gulf Shores in March?

In Gulf Shores, in March, during 9 rainfall days, 6.7" (170.4mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the ocean temperature in March in Gulf Shores?

In Gulf Shores, Alabama, the average seawater temperature in March is 64°F (17.8°C). Swimming in 64°F (17.8°C) is not enjoyable for the majority. Controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as surface water temperature decreases below 69.8°F (21°C).

How many hours of daylight does Gulf Shores have in March?

In March, the average length of the day in Gulf Shores is 12h.

How long on average sun shines in March in Gulf Shores?

In March, the average sunshine in Gulf Shores is 7h.

What is the UV index reading in March in Gulf Shores?

In Gulf Shores, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 8. A UV Index estimate of 8 to 10 represents a very high health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in March - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average high temperature in March: 70°F

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are July and August (90°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (60°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 49°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (73°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (40°F).

Average rainfall in March - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average rainfall in March: 6.7"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (8").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is October (3.6").

Average rainfall days in March - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average rainfall days in March: 9 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are July and August (14 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is October (5 days).

Average sea temperature in March - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average sea temperature in March: 64°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (86.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (60.4°F).

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average daylight in March: 12h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.1h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10.2h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 7h

Months with most sunshine are April, May and June (Average sunshine: 9h).
Months with least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 5).

Average UV index in March - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average UV index in March: 8

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 11).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 4).