Santa Cruz
California, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

March weather forecast and climate
Santa Cruz, CA

A high aerial view of the bay area in Santa Cruz, California, view of the beach sand, numerous parked cars, scenic trees, and residential homes
A high aerial view of the bay area in Santa Cruz, California, view of the beach sand, numerous parked cars, scenic trees, and residential homes
The first month of the spring, March, is still a comfortable month in Santa Cruz, California, with average temperature ranging between max 64.4°F (18°C) and min 44.1°F (6.7°C).

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in February - a still comfortable 64.4°F (18°C). The average low-temperature, in Santa Cruz, is 44.1°F (6.7°C).

Rainfall

In Santa Cruz, during March, the rain falls for 10 days and regularly aggregates up to 4.7" (118.6mm) of precipitation. Throughout the year, in Santa Cruz, there are 66.2 rainfall days, and 31.5" (801mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

In March, the average ocean temperature in Santa Cruz is 54.9°F (12.7°C). Swimming in 54.9°F (12.7°C) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 50°F (10°C) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

The average sunshine is 9h.

UV index

In March, the average daily maximum UV index in Santa Cruz is 5. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health risk from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
In March, the average maximum UV index of 5 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against the skin and eye damage is obliged. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. 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.

What is the temperature in March in Santa Cruz?

The average high-temperature, in March, in Santa Cruz, is 64.4°F (18°C), while the average low-temperature is 44.1°F (6.7°C).

How much does it rain in Santa Cruz in March?

In Santa Cruz, during March, the rain falls for 10 days and regularly aggregates up to 4.7" (118.6mm) of precipitation.

What is the ocean temperature in March in Santa Cruz?

In Santa Cruz, California, in March, the average water temperature is 54.9°F (12.7°C). 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.

How many hours of daylight does Santa Cruz have in March?

The average length of the day in March in Santa Cruz, California, is 12h.

How many hours of sunshine does Santa Cruz have in March?

The average sunshine in March in Santa Cruz, California, is 9h.

What is the UV index intensity in March in Santa Cruz?

In Santa Cruz, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 5. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a medium health risk from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in March - Santa Cruz, CA
  • Average high temperature in March: 64.4°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is September (74.5°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (60°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 44°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (53.9°F).
Coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January and December (40.8°F).

Average rainfall in March - Santa Cruz, CA
  • Average rainfall in March: 4.7"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (6.4").
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are July and August (0").

Average rainfall days in March - Santa Cruz, CA
  • Average rainfall days in March: 10 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is February (10.9 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is July (0.3 days).

Average sea temperature in March - Santa Cruz, CA
  • Average sea temperature in March: 54.8°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is September (58.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is April (53.9°F).

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Santa Cruz, CA
  • Average daylight in March: 12h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.7h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.7h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 9h

Months with most sunshine are May, June and July (Average sunshine: 11h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5h).

Average UV index in March - Santa Cruz, CA
  • Average UV index in March: 5

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 9).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 2).