Anchorage
Alaska, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

March weather forecast and climate
Anchorage, AK

Wintertime in Anchorage, Alaska, with mountains blanketed in snow
Wintertime in Anchorage, Alaska, with mountains blanketed in snow
March, the first month of the spring, in Anchorage, is also a subzero cold month, with average temperature fluctuating between 28.9°F (-1.7°C) and 32°F (0°C).

Temperature

In Anchorage, Alaska, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in February - a still freezing cold 28.9°F (-1.7°C). The average low-temperature, in Anchorage, is 32°F (0°C).

Humidity

Months with the highest humidity are January through March, with an average relative humidity of 86%.

Rainfall

In March, the rain falls for 8.5 days. Throughout March, 0.71" (18mm) of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 139.9 rainfall days, and 12.6" (320mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through May, September through December are months with snowfall in Anchorage. In March, it is snowing for 10.1 days. Throughout March, 4.13" (105mm) of snow is accumulated. In Anchorage, during the entire year, snow falls for 59.3 days, and aggregates up to 23.5" (597mm) of snow.

Ocean temperature

In Anchorage, the average seawater temperature in March is 36.1°F (2.3°C).
Note: For swimming, this is considered extremely cold, dangerous, and life-threatening. Unless suitably protected with insulated waterproof clothing, hypothermia quickly occurs.

Daylight

In Anchorage, the average length of the day in March is 11.9h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in March is 7.1h.

UV index

In March, the average daily maximum UV index is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a minimal health hazard from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 2 interpret into the following advice:
Most people can stay in the Sun for up to 1 hour without burning, apart from children that always must be protected from sun exposure. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. 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. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in March in Anchorage?

In March, in Anchorage, the average high-temperature is 28.9°F (-1.7°C), and the average low-temperature is 32°F (0°C).

What are the most humid months in Anchorage?

Months with the highest humidity in Anchorage, Alaska, are January through March, with an average relative humidity of 86%.

What is the average humidity in March in Anchorage?

In Anchorage, the average relative humidity in March is 86%.

How many days does it rain in March in Anchorage?

In March, the rain falls for 8.5 days. Throughout March, 0.71" (18mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How much does it snow in Anchorage in March?

In March, in Anchorage, Alaska, it is snowing for 10.1 days. Throughout March, 4.13" (105mm) of snow is accumulated.

What is the water temperature in March in Anchorage?

In March, the average ocean temperature in Anchorage is 36.1°F (2.3°C). For swimming, this is considered life-threatening and very dangerous. The water feels painfully cold, and hyperventilation quickly occurs. A specialized swimsuit is mandatory to reduce thermal damage.

What is the average length of the day in March in Anchorage?

In March, the average length of the day is 11.9h.

How long on average sun shines in March in Anchorage?

In Anchorage, Alaska, the average sunshine in March is 7.1h.

What is the UV index reading in March in Anchorage?

In March, the average daily maximum UV index is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a minimal hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in March - Anchorage, AK
  • Average high temperature in March: 28.9°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (61.9°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (20.3°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 0°F

Months with the highest average low temperature are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (0°F).
Coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (0°F).

Average humidity in March - Anchorage, AK
  • Average humidity in March: 86%

Months with the highest relative humidity are January, February and March (86%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (68%).

Average rainfall in March - Anchorage, AK
  • Average rainfall in March: 0.71"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (1.93").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is May (0.55").

Average rainfall days in March - Anchorage, AK
  • Average rainfall days in March: 8.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (17.9 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is February (7 days).

Average snowfall in March - Anchorage, AK
  • Average snowfall in March: 4.13"

The month with the highest snowfall is December (5.51").
Months with the lowest snowfall are June, July and August (0").

Average snowfall days in March - Anchorage, AK
  • Average snowfall days in March: 10.1 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (11.6 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are June, July and August (0 days).

Average sea temperature in March - Anchorage, AK
  • Average sea temperature in March: 36.1°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (53.1°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (35.8°F).

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Anchorage, AK
  • Average daylight in March: 11.9h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 19.2h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 5.6h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 7.1h

Months with most sunshine are May and June (Average sunshine: 11.7h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 3.8h).

Average UV index in March - Anchorage, AK
  • Average UV index in March: 2

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 4).
The month with the lowest UV index is February (UV index 1).