March weather forecast
Washington, DC

Rows of jacaranda trees in spring in the tidal basin of the Washington Monument in Washington city, DC, USA
Rows of jacaranda trees in spring in the tidal basin of the Washington Monument in Washington city, DC, USA

Weather in March

March, the first month of the spring in Washington, is a fresh month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 53.2°F (11.8°C) and an average low of 37.2°F (2.9°C).

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature slightly increases from a chilly 44.8°F (7.1°C) in February to a cool 53.2°F (11.8°C). In March, in Washington, District of Columbia, the average low-temperature is 37.2°F (2.9°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in March is 72%.

Rainfall

In Washington, District of Columbia, during March, the rain falls for 12.7 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.93" (49mm) of precipitation. In Washington, during the entire year, the rain falls for 149.1 days and collects up to 26.14" (664mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through March and December are months with snowfall in Washington. March is the last month it regularly snows. During 2.1 snowfall days, in March, Washington aggregates 1.54" (39mm) of snow. In Washington, during the entire year, snow falls for 11.7 days and aggregates up to 6.3" (160mm) of snow.

Daylight

In Washington, the average length of the day in March is 11h and 59min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:40 am and sunset at 6:00 pm EST. On the last day of March, in Washington, sunrise is at 6:53 am and sunset at 7:30 pm EDT.
Note: On Sunday, March 13. 2022, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from EST to EDT. Daylight Saving Time lasts until Sunday, November 6. 2022, at 2:00 am; consequently, the time zone reverts from EDT to EST.

Sunshine

In March, the average sunshine in Washington is 6.9h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in March in Washington is 3. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health risk from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: In March, the average maximum UV index of 3 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against sunburn is recommended. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.
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FAQ

What is the average humidity in March in Washington?

The average relative humidity in March in Washington, District of Columbia, is 72%.

How much does it rain in Washington in March?

In Washington, in March, it is raining for 12.7 days, with typically 1.93" (49mm) of accumulated precipitation.

What is the last month it snows in Washington?

March is the last month it regularly snows in Washington, District of Columbia. During 2.1 snowfall days, in March, Washington aggregates 1.54" (39mm) of snow.

How many hours of daylight does Washington have in March?

In Washington, District of Columbia, the average day length in March is 11h and 59min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in March in Washington?

On the first day of March in Washington, District of Columbia, sunrise is at 6:40 am and sunset at 6:00 pm EST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:53 am and sunset at 7:30 pm EDT.

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

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

How many hours of sunshine does Washington have in March?

In Washington, District of Columbia, the average sunshine duration in March is 6.9h.

How high is the UV index in March in Washington?

In March, the average daily maximum UV index in Washington, District of Columbia, is 3. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium hazard to health from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in March
Washington, DC

Average temperature in March - Washington, DC
  • Average high temperature in March: 53.2°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (88°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (40.6°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 37.2°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (69.1°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (27.5°F).

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Average pressure in March
Washington, DC

Average pressure in March - Washington, DC
  • Average pressure in March: 30.08"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.14"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.95"Hg).

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Average wind speed in March
Washington, DC

Average wind speed in March - Washington, DC
  • Average wind speed in March: 7.9mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is March (7.9mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (5mph).

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Average humidity in March
Washington, DC

Average humidity in March - Washington, DC
  • Average humidity in March: 72%

The month with the highest relative humidity is May (76%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are April and July (71%).

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Average rainfall in March
Washington, DC

Average rainfall in March - Washington, DC
  • Average rainfall in March: 1.93"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (3.46").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (1.57").

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Average rainfall days in March
Washington, DC

Average rainfall days in March - Washington, DC
  • Average rainfall days in March: 12.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (16.4 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (8.1 days).

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Average snowfall in March
Washington, DC

Average snowfall in March - Washington, DC
  • Average snowfall in March: 1.54"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (2.17").
The months with the least snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0").

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Average snowfall days in March
Washington, DC

Average snowfall days in March - Washington, DC
  • Average snowfall days in March: 2.1 days

The months with the highest number of snowfall days are January and February (3.8 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Washington, DC

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Washington, DC
  • Average daylight in March: 11h and 59min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 51min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 29min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 6h and 54min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 42min).
The months with the least sunshine are January, February and December (Average sunshine: 5h and 6min).

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Average sunshine days in March
Washington, DC

Average sunshine days in March - Washington, DC
  • Average sunshine days in March: 16.2 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (20 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is May (12.8 days).

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Average UV index in March
Washington, DC

Average UV index in March - Washington, DC
  • Average UV index in March: 3

The month with the highest UV index is June (UV index 7).
The months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in March
Washington, DC

Average cloud cover in March - Washington, DC
  • Average cloud cover in March: 46

The month with the most cloud cover is March (Cloud cover 46).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 30).

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Average visibility in March
Washington, DC

Average visibility in March - Washington, DC
  • Average visibility in March: 6mi

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

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