March weather forecast
Sarasota, FL

The palmy bay in Sarasota, Florida, USA, with tall buildings across the water
The palmy bay in Sarasota, Florida, USA, with tall buildings across the water

Weather in March

The first month of the spring, March, is a moderately hot month in Sarasota, Florida, with an average temperature varying between 74.1°F (23.4°C) and 61.5°F (16.4°C).

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature is essentially the same as in February - a moderately hot 74.1°F (23.4°C). In Sarasota, the average low-temperature is 61.5°F (16.4°C).

Humidity

The months with the lowest humidity in Sarasota are March through May, with an average relative humidity of 72%.

Rainfall

In Sarasota, during March, the rain falls for 9.2 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.26" (32mm) of precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 183.1 rainfall days, and 34.92" (887mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

In Sarasota, the average seawater temperature in March is 66.7°F (19.3°C).
Note: For swimming, a surface water temperature of 66.7°F (19.3°C) is not enjoyable for the majority. It is not considered safe, as controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as water temperature decreases below 69.8°F (21°C).

Daylight

The average length of the day in March is 12h and 1min.
On the first day of March, sunrise is at 6:53 am and sunset at 6:30 pm EST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:21 am and sunset at 7:47 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 Sarasota is 8.7h.

UV index

In March, the average daily maximum UV index in Sarasota is 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 6 in March transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions against overexposure. Fair-skinned people may get burned in less than 20 minutes. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects.
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FAQ

What is the least humid month in Sarasota?

March through May, with an average relative humidity of 72%, are the least humid months in Sarasota, Florida.

What is the average humidity in March in Sarasota?

The average relative humidity in March in Sarasota is 72%.

How many days does it rain in March in Sarasota?

In Sarasota, Florida, in March, during 9.2 rainfall days, 1.26" (32mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How cold is the water in March in Sarasota?

In Sarasota, Florida, in March, the average water temperature is 66.7°F (19.3°C). For most, swimming in 66.7°F (19.3°C) is not an enjoyable activity. Furthermore, controlling your breathing becomes progressively more difficult as the water temperature decreases from 69.8°F (21°C) to 59°F (15°C).

How many hours of daylight does Sarasota have in March?

The average day length in March in Sarasota, Florida, is 12h and 1min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in March in Sarasota?

In March, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:53 am and sunset at 6:30 pm EST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:21 am and sunset at 7:47 pm EDT.

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

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

How long on average sun shines in March in Sarasota?

In Sarasota, the average sunshine duration in March is 8.7h.

What is the UV index reading in March in Sarasota?

In March, the average daily maximum UV index in Sarasota, Florida, is 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health threat from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

Average temperature in March
Sarasota, FL

Average temperature in March - Sarasota, FL
  • Average high temperature in March: 74.1°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (88.5°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (68.5°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 61.5°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (79.7°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (56.1°F).

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Average pressure in March
Sarasota, FL

Average pressure in March - Sarasota, FL
  • Average pressure in March: 30.09"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.13"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is September (29.95"Hg).

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Average wind speed in March
Sarasota, FL

Average wind speed in March - Sarasota, FL
  • Average wind speed in March: 9.1mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (9.3mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (6.4mph).

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Average humidity in March
Sarasota, FL

Average humidity in March - Sarasota, FL
  • Average humidity in March: 72%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (76%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are March, April and May (72%).

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Average rainfall in March
Sarasota, FL

Average rainfall in March - Sarasota, FL
  • Average rainfall in March: 1.26"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (6.42").
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are February and November (1.06").

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Average rainfall days in March
Sarasota, FL

Average rainfall days in March - Sarasota, FL
  • Average rainfall days in March: 9.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (26.8 days).
The months with the least rainy days are January, February and November (8.3 days).

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Average sea temperature in March
Sarasota, FL

Average sea temperature in March - Sarasota, FL
  • Average sea temperature in March: 66.7°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (86.7°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is January (64.1°F).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Sarasota, FL

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Sarasota, FL
  • Average daylight in March: 12h and 1min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 50min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h and 27min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 8h and 42min

The month with the most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 11h and 6min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 6h and 30min).

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Average sunshine days in March
Sarasota, FL

Average sunshine days in March - Sarasota, FL
  • Average sunshine days in March: 20.1 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (21.1 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is August (2.5 days).

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Average UV index in March
Sarasota, FL

Average UV index in March - Sarasota, FL
  • Average UV index in March: 6

The months with the highest UV index are May, June, July, August and September (UV index 7).
The month with the lowest UV index is January (UV index 4).

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Average cloud cover in March
Sarasota, FL

Average cloud cover in March - Sarasota, FL
  • Average cloud cover in March: 25

The months with the most cloud cover are January and December (Cloud cover 30).
The month with the least cloud cover is May (Cloud cover 22).

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Average visibility in March
Sarasota, FL

Average visibility in March - Sarasota, FL
  • Average visibility in March: 6mi

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

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