March weather forecast and climate
Rifle, CO

The scenic Triple Falls of the Rifle Falls in Colorado, flowing to the still waters of the river below
The scenic Triple Falls of the Rifle Falls in Colorado, flowing to the still waters of the river below

Weather in March

The first month of the spring, March, is also a wintry month in Rifle, Colorado, with average temperature varying between 41.7°F (5.4°C) and 24.3°F (-4.3°C).

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature increases, from a cold 32.4°F (0.2°C) in February, to a still wintry 41.7°F (5.4°C). In Rifle, in March, the average low-temperature is 24.3°F (-4.3°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in March is 74%.

Rainfall

In Rifle, during 11.4 rainfall days, 1.42" (36mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 107.7 rainfall days, and 11.89" (302mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Rifle are January through May, October through December. In March, in Rifle, Colorado, it is snowing for 8.3 days. Throughout March, 5.16" (131mm) of snow is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Rifle, there are 58.6 snowfall days, and 36.85" (936mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

The average length of the day in March is 12h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in March is 8.5h.

UV index

January through March, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index in Rifle. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 2 in March 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 solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in March in Rifle?

The average high-temperature, in March, is 41.7°F (5.4°C), while the average low-temperature is 24.3°F (-4.3°C).

What is the average humidity in March in Rifle?

In March, the average relative humidity is 74%.

How many days does it rain in March in Rifle?

In Rifle, Colorado, in March, during 11.4 rainfall days, 1.42" (36mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How many days does it snow in March in Rifle?

In March, in Rifle, it is snowing for 8.3 days. Throughout March, 5.16" (131mm) of snow is accumulated.

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

The average length of the day in March in Rifle, Colorado, is 12h.

How long on average sun shines in March in Rifle?

The average sunshine in March is 8.5h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Rifle?

January through March, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index in Rifle.

What is the UV index intensity in March in Rifle?

In March, the average daily maximum UV index in Rifle is 2. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

Average temperature in March
Rifle, CO

Average temperature in March - Rifle, CO
  • Average high temperature in March: 41.7°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (80.2°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (30.6°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 24.3°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (50.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (12°F).

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Average pressure in March
Rifle, CO

Average pressure in March - Rifle, CO
  • Average pressure in March: 30.05"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.27").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is May (29.93").

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Average wind speed in March
Rifle, CO

Average wind speed in March - Rifle, CO
  • Average wind speed in March: 5.3mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is June (6.2mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is January (4.1mph).

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Average humidity in March
Rifle, CO

Average humidity in March - Rifle, CO
  • Average humidity in March: 74%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (85%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is June (43%).

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Average rainfall in March
Rifle, CO

Average rainfall in March - Rifle, CO
  • Average rainfall in March: 1.42"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is April (1.57").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (0.51").

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Average rainfall days in March
Rifle, CO

Average rainfall days in March - Rifle, CO
  • Average rainfall days in March: 11.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is April (14 days).
The month with the least rainy days is June (5.9 days).

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Average snowfall in March
Rifle, CO

Average snowfall in March - Rifle, CO
  • Average snowfall in March: 5.16"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (8.74").
Months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in March
Rifle, CO

Average snowfall days in March - Rifle, CO
  • Average snowfall days in March: 8.3 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (13 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Rifle, CO

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Rifle, CO
  • Average daylight in March: 12h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.9h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.4h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 8.5h

Months with the most sunshine are June, July and August (Average sunshine: 11.9h).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 6.1h).

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Average sunshine days in March
Rifle, CO

Average sunshine days in March - Rifle, CO
  • Average sunshine days in March: 14.7 days

The month with the most sunshine days is June (20.7 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is April (11.7 days).

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Average UV index in March
Rifle, CO

Average UV index in March - Rifle, CO
  • Average UV index in March: 2

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 5).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, October, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in March
Rifle, CO

Average cloud cover in March - Rifle, CO
  • Average cloud cover in March: 31

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 39).
Months with the least cloud cover are June and September (Cloud cover 12).

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Average visibility in March
Rifle, CO

Average visibility in March - Rifle, CO
  • Average visibility in March: 6mi

Months with the highest visibility are March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (6mi).
The month with the lowest visibility is January (4mi).

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