March weather forecast
Bloomington, IL

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Weather in March

March heralds the arrival of spring in Bloomington as temperatures progressively rise and the landscapes gradually transform. Daylight hours lengthen and sunshine becomes more prevalent, providing warmer and brighter days. The transition from winter to spring is marked by melting snow and increased rainfall of roughly 1.65" (42mm), stimulating the city's natural regeneration. The cool winds start to ease, resulting in more days suitable for outdoor activities. As the winter chill fades, March paves the way for a much-anticipated spring season.

Temperature

The beginning of March in Bloomington signals a rise in the average high-temperature, moving from a wintry 35.6°F (2°C) in February to a chilly 48.7°F (9.3°C). During March, the temperature is averaged to a low of 34°F (1.1°C) at night.

Humidity

The average relative humidity in March in Bloomington is 75%.

Rainfall

In March, in Bloomington, the rain falls for 11.3 days. Throughout March, 1.65" (42mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Bloomington, during the entire year, the rain falls for 140.6 days and collects up to 22.44" (570mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through April, October through December are months with snowfall. In Bloomington, in March, snow falls for 4.2 days, with typically accumulated 1.26" (32mm) of snow. Throughout the year, there are 35.4 snowfall days, and 9.45" (240mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

In March, the average length of the day in Bloomington is 11h and 58min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:28 am and sunset at 5:47 pm CST. On the last day of March, sunrise is at 6:39 am and sunset at 7:20 pm CDT.
Note: On Sunday, March 10. 2024, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from CST to CDT. Daylight Saving Time lasts until Sunday, November 3. 2024, at 2:00 am; consequently, the time zone reverts from CDT to CST.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in March in Bloomington is 6.1h.

UV index

In Bloomington, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 3. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium health hazard from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: A maximum daily UV index of 3 during March morphs into the following directions:
Put precautions into practice - Guidance to elude sunburn is provided. It's recommended to limit sun exposure when its radiation is at its peak during midday. Enhance your sun protection with tightly woven, yet airy clothing. Be vigilant! The reflective nature of snow can increase the Sun's UV radiation nearly twofold.
Updated: Feb 12, 2024
Published by: Weather U.S. | About Us
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Frequently asked questions

What is the temperature in March in Bloomington?

In Bloomington, 48.7°F (9.3°C) is the average high-temperature and 34°F (1.1°C) is the average low-temperature during March.

What is the average humidity in March in Bloomington?

The average relative humidity in March in Bloomington is 75%.

How many days does it rain in March in Bloomington?

In Bloomington, Illinois, during March, the rain falls for 11.3 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.65" (42mm) of precipitation.

How many days does it snow in March in Bloomington?

In Bloomington, during March, snow falls for 4.2 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.26" (32mm) of snow.

How many hours of daylight does Bloomington have in March?

In March, the average day length in Bloomington is 11h and 58min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in March in Bloomington?

In March, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:28 am and sunset at 5:47 pm CST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:39 am and sunset at 7:20 pm CDT.

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

On Sunday, March 10. 2024, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts in Bloomington, and the time zone changes from CST to CDT. DST ends Sunday, November 3. 2024, at 2:00 am.

How long on average sun shines in March in Bloomington?

In Bloomington, the average sunshine duration in March is 6.1h.

What is the UV index intensity in March in Bloomington?

In Bloomington, Illinois, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 3. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium hazard to health from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in March
Bloomington, IL

Average temperature in March - Bloomington, IL
  • Average high temperature in March: 48.7°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (80.8°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (30.7°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 34°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (64.6°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (18.9°F).

Average pressure in March
Bloomington, IL

Average pressure in March - Bloomington, IL
  • Average pressure in March: 30.08"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.14"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.92"Hg).

Average wind speed in March
Bloomington, IL

Average wind speed in March - Bloomington, IL
  • Average wind speed in March: 10.7mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (11.1mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (6.6mph).

Average humidity in March
Bloomington, IL

Average humidity in March - Bloomington, IL
  • Average humidity in March: 75%

The month with the highest relative humidity is July (85%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (71%).

Average rainfall in March
Bloomington, IL

Average rainfall in March - Bloomington, IL
  • Average rainfall in March: 1.65"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (2.99").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (1.18").

Average rainfall days in March
Bloomington, IL

Average rainfall days in March - Bloomington, IL
  • Average rainfall days in March: 11.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (17.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (5.3 days).

Average snowfall in March
Bloomington, IL

Average snowfall in March - Bloomington, IL
  • Average snowfall in March: 1.26"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (2.44").
The months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0").

Average snowfall days in March
Bloomington, IL

Average snowfall days in March - Bloomington, IL
  • Average snowfall days in March: 4.2 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (11.5 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Bloomington, IL

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Bloomington, IL
  • Average daylight in March: 12h and 0min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 0min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 18min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 6h and 1min

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 9h and 42min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 3h and 36min).

Average sunshine days in March
Bloomington, IL

Average sunshine days in March - Bloomington, IL
  • Average sunshine days in March: 15.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (18.4 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (9.7 days).

Average UV index in March
Bloomington, IL

Average UV index in March - Bloomington, IL
  • Average UV index in March: 3

The months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 6).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 2).

Average cloud cover in March
Bloomington, IL

Average cloud cover in March - Bloomington, IL
  • Average cloud cover in March: 51

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 61).
The month with the least cloud cover is September (Cloud cover 33).

Average visibility in March
Bloomington, IL

Average visibility in March - Bloomington, IL
  • Average visibility in March: 6mi

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

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