Monterey
California, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

March weather forecast and climate
Monterey, CA

The scenic view of the rugged mountainous coast of Big Sur in Monterey, California, under the clear blue sky
The scenic view of the rugged mountainous coast of Big Sur in Monterey, California, under the clear blue sky
March, the first month of the spring, in Monterey, is an enjoyable month, with average temperature varying between 45.3°F (7.4°C) and 60.8°F (16°C).

Temperature

In Monterey, the average high-temperature in March is relatively the same as in February - a comfortable 60.8°F (16°C). In March, the average low-temperature is 45.3°F (7.4°C).

Rainfall

In March, in Monterey, the rain falls for 10 days. Throughout March, 3.4" (85.9mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Monterey, during the entire year, the rain falls for 71 days and collects up to 21.1" (536mm) of precipitation.

Ocean temperature

In Monterey, the average seawater temperature in March is 54.5°F (12.5°C).
Note: At temperatures below 50°F (10°C), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 55.4°F (13°C) is not comfortable.

Daylight

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

What is the temperature in March in Monterey?

In March, in Monterey, the average high-temperature is 60.8°F (16°C), and the average low-temperature is 45.3°F (7.4°C).

How much does it rain in Monterey in March?

In Monterey, California, in March, it is raining for 10 days, with typically 3.4" (85.9mm) of accumulated precipitation.

What is the ocean temperature in March in Monterey?

In Monterey, in March, the average water temperature is 54.5°F (12.5°C). Swimming in 54.5°F (12.5°C) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 50°F (10°C) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

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

The average length of the day in March is 12h.
Average temperature in March - Monterey, CA
  • Average high temperature in March: 60.8°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is September (69.6°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (57.8°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 45.4°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (53.1°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (43.7°F).

Average rainfall in March - Monterey, CA
  • Average rainfall in March: 3.4"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (4.4").
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are July and August (0.1").

Average rainfall days in March - Monterey, CA
  • Average rainfall days in March: 10 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (11 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are July, August and September (2 days).

Average sea temperature in March - Monterey, CA
  • Average sea temperature in March: 54.5°F

Best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are August and September (58.1°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is April (53.8°F).

Average daylight in March - Monterey, CA
  • Average daylight in March: 12h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.6h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.7h).