March weather forecast
Anchorage, AK

Wintertime in Anchorage, Alaska with mountains blanketed in snow
Wintertime in Anchorage, Alaska with mountains blanketed in snow

Weather in March

March, the first month of the spring in Anchorage, is still a freezing cold month, with an average temperature fluctuating between 17.8°F (-7.9°C) and 28.9°F (-1.7°C).

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in February - a still freezing cold 28.9°F (-1.7°C). The average low-temperature, in March, is 17.8°F (-7.9°C).

Humidity

The months with the highest humidity in Anchorage, Alaska, 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, snow falls for 10.1 days, with typically accumulated 4.13" (105mm) of snow. In Anchorage, during the entire year, snow falls for 59.3 days and aggregates up to 23.5" (597mm) of snow.

Ocean temperature

In March, the average ocean temperature is 36.1°F (2.3°C).
Note: 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.

Daylight

The average length of the day in March in Anchorage is 11h and 53min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:58 am and sunset at 6:25 pm AKST. On the last day of March, sunrise is at 7:24 am and sunset at 8:43 pm AKDT.
Note: On Sunday, March 13. 2022, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from AKST to AKDT. Daylight Saving Time lasts until Sunday, November 6. 2022, at 2:00 am; consequently, the time zone reverts from AKDT to AKST.

Sunshine

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

UV index

In March, the average daily maximum UV index is 2. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low threat to health from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 2 in March transform into the following instructions:
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 solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. 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.
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FAQ

What are the most humid months in Anchorage?

The 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, Alaska, the average relative humidity in March is 86%.

How much does it rain in Anchorage in March?

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

What is the ocean temperature in March in Anchorage?

In Anchorage, in March, the average water temperature is 36.1°F (2.3°C). For swimming, this is considered very dangerous and immediately life-threatening. Total loss of breathing control instantly occurs, and clear thinking becomes almost impossible. A specialized swimsuit is obligatory to minimize thermal loss.

How many hours of daylight does Anchorage have in March?

In Anchorage, the average day length in March is 11h and 53min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in March in Anchorage?

In March, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:58 am and sunset at 6:25 pm AKST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:24 am and sunset at 8:43 pm AKDT.

When does Daylight Saving Time (DST) start in March in Anchorage?

On Sunday, March 13. 2022, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts in Anchorage, and the time zone changes from AKST to AKDT. DST ends Sunday, November 6. 2022, at 2:00 am.

How many hours of sunshine does Anchorage have in March?

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

How high is the UV index in March in Anchorage?

The average daily maximum UV index in March in Anchorage is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in March
Anchorage, AK

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: 17.8°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (51.3°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (13.1°F).

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Average pressure in March
Anchorage, AK

Average pressure in March - Anchorage, AK
  • Average pressure in March: 29.76"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is July (29.96"Hg).
The months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are November and December (29.67"Hg).

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Average wind speed in March
Anchorage, AK

Average wind speed in March - Anchorage, AK
  • Average wind speed in March: 5.1mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is November (6.3mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (4.5mph).

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Average humidity in March
Anchorage, AK

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

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

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Average rainfall in March
Anchorage, AK

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 least rainfall) is May (0.55").

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Average rainfall days in March
Anchorage, AK

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 least rainy days is February (7 days).

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Average snowfall in March
Anchorage, AK

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

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

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Average snowfall days in March
Anchorage, AK

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).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July and August (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in March
Anchorage, AK

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).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Anchorage, AK

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Anchorage, AK
  • Average daylight in March: 11h and 53min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 19h and 13min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 5h and 38min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 7h and 6min

The months with the most sunshine are May and June (Average sunshine: 11h and 42min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 3h and 48min).

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Average sunshine days in March
Anchorage, AK

Average sunshine days in March - Anchorage, AK
  • Average sunshine days in March: 16 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (16.9 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is September (11.1 days).

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Average UV index in March
Anchorage, AK

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

The 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).

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Average cloud cover in March
Anchorage, AK

Average cloud cover in March - Anchorage, AK
  • Average cloud cover in March: 44

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 47).
The month with the least cloud cover is May (Cloud cover 38).

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Average visibility in March
Anchorage, AK

Average visibility in March - Anchorage, AK
  • Average visibility in March: 5mi

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).
The month with the lowest visibility is March (5mi).

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