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

March weather forecast and climate
Barrow, AK

March, the first month of the spring, in Barrow, is also a dangerously cold month, with temperature in the range of an average high of -6°F (-21.1°C) and an average low of -19.1°F (-28.4°C).

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in February - a still life-threatening cold -6°F (-21.1°C). The average low-temperature, in Barrow, Alaska, is -19.1°F (-28.4°C).

Rainfall

March is the month with the least rainfall. Rain falls for 5 days and accumulates 0.1" (2.3mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Barrow, Alaska, are January through December.

Ocean temperature

January through June and December, with an average ocean temperature of 28.4°F (-2°C), are months with the coldest seawater. 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

In March, the average length of the day in Barrow is 11.8h.

Sunshine

In March, the average sunshine in Barrow is 6h.

UV index

In March, the average daily maximum UV index is 1. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
In March, the average maximum UV index of 1 translate into the following recommendations:
People with sensitive skin, children, and babies should always be protected from prolonged sun exposure. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in March in Barrow?

In March, in Barrow, Alaska, the average high-temperature is -6°F (-21.1°C), and the average low-temperature is -19.1°F (-28.4°C).

How much does it rain in Barrow in March?

In March, in Barrow, Alaska, the rain falls for 5 days. Throughout March, 0.1" (2.3mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the driest month in Barrow?

March is the month with the least rainfall in Barrow, Alaska. Rain falls for 5 days and accumulates 0.1" (2.3mm) of precipitation.

How much does it snow in Barrow in March?

Throughout March, 2.1" (53.3mm) of snow is accumulated.

What months are the ocean coldest in Barrow?

January through June and December, with an average ocean temperature of 28.4°F (-2°C), are months with the coldest seawater in Barrow, Alaska. 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 ocean temperature in March in Barrow?

In Barrow, in March, the average water temperature is 28.4°F (-2°C). For swimming, this is considered extremely cold, dangerous, and life-threatening. Unless suitably protected with insulated waterproof clothing, hypothermia quickly occurs.

How many hours of daylight does Barrow have in March?

In Barrow, Alaska, the average length of the day in March is 11.8h.

How many hours of sunshine does Barrow have in March?

In Barrow, Alaska, the average sunshine in March is 6h.

How high is the UV index in March in Barrow?

The average daily maximum UV index in March in Barrow is 1. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal hazard to health from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in March - Barrow, AK
  • Average high temperature in March: -5.9°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (46.9°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (-8°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: -19.1°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (34.8°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (-20.4°F).

Average rainfall in March - Barrow, AK
  • Average rainfall in March: 0.1"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (1.1").
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are January, February, March and December (0.1").

Average rainfall days in March - Barrow, AK
  • Average rainfall days in March: 5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (13 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January, February, March and April (5 days).

Average snowfall in March - Barrow, AK
  • Average snowfall in March: 2.1"

The month with the highest snowfall is October (8.8").
The month with the lowest snowfall is July (0.2").

Average sea temperature in March - Barrow, AK
  • Average sea temperature in March: 28°F

Best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are August and September (36°F).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January, February, March, April, May, June and December (28°F).

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Barrow, AK
  • Average daylight in March: 11.8h

Months with the longest days are June and July (Average daylight: 24h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 0h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 6h

Months with most sunshine are May, June and July (Average sunshine: 10h).
Months with least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 0).

Average UV index in March - Barrow, AK
  • Average UV index in March: 1

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 3).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, October, November and December (UV index 0).