March weather forecast
Champaign, IL

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An old building that works as an auditorium within the University of Illinois in Champaign

Weather in March

The first month of the spring, March, is a chilly month in Champaign, Illinois, with temperature in the range of an average high of 49.5°F (9.7°C) and an average low of 34.7°F (1.5°C).

Temperature

In Champaign, the average high-temperature in March increases from a cold 37°F (2.8°C) in February to a frosty 49.5°F (9.7°C). In March, in Champaign, the average low-temperature is 34.7°F (1.5°C).

Humidity

In Champaign, the average relative humidity in March is 75%.

Rainfall

In March, in Champaign, the rain falls for 11 days. Throughout March, 1.65" (42mm) of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Champaign, there are 129.9 rainfall days, and 18.15" (461mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through April, November and December are months with snowfall in Champaign. In Champaign, snow falls for 2.8 days, with typically accumulated 0.75" (19mm) of snow. In Champaign, during the entire year, snow falls for 27.1 days and aggregates up to 5.91" (150mm) of snow.

Daylight

In Champaign, Illinois, the average length of the day in March is 11h and 59min.
On the first day of March in Champaign, Illinois, sunrise is at 6:25 am and sunset at 5:44 pm CST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:37 am and sunset at 7:16 pm CDT.
Note: On Sunday, March 13. 2022, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from CST to CDT. Daylight Saving Time lasts until Sunday, November 6. 2022, at 2:00 am; consequently, the time zone reverts from CDT to CST.

Sunshine

In March, the average sunshine in Champaign is 6.3h.

UV index

In Champaign, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 3. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health risk from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 3 in March transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions - Protection against 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. 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 Champaign?

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

How much does it rain in Champaign in March?

In Champaign, Illinois, during March, the rain falls for 11 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.65" (42mm) of precipitation.

How many days does it snow in March in Champaign?

In Champaign, Illinois, during March, snow falls for 2.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.75" (19mm) of snow.

How many hours of daylight does Champaign have in March?

In Champaign, Illinois, the average day length in March is 11h and 59min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in March in Champaign?

On the first day of March, sunrise is at 6:25 am and sunset at 5:44 pm CST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:37 am and sunset at 7:16 pm CDT.

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

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

How many hours of sunshine does Champaign have in March?

The average sunshine duration in March in Champaign, Illinois, is 6.3h.

What is the UV index reading in March in Champaign?

The average daily maximum UV index in March is 3. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health threat from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.

Average temperature in March
Champaign, IL

Average temperature in March - Champaign, IL
  • Average high temperature in March: 49.5°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (81.1°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (31.8°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 34.7°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (65.1°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (20.5°F).

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Average pressure in March
Champaign, IL

Average pressure in March - Champaign, 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).

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Average wind speed in March
Champaign, IL

Average wind speed in March - Champaign, IL
  • Average wind speed in March: 10.3mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (10.8mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (6.3mph).

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Average humidity in March
Champaign, IL

Average humidity in March - Champaign, 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 (70%).

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Average rainfall in March
Champaign, IL

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

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is April (2.24").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (0.94").

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Average rainfall days in March
Champaign, IL

Average rainfall days in March - Champaign, IL
  • Average rainfall days in March: 11 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (15.3 days).
The months with the least rainy days are January and February (6 days).

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Average snowfall in March
Champaign, IL

Average snowfall in March - Champaign, IL
  • Average snowfall in March: 0.75"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (1.85").
The months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

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Average snowfall days in March
Champaign, IL

Average snowfall days in March - Champaign, IL
  • Average snowfall days in March: 2.8 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (8.7 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August and September (0 days).

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

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Champaign, IL
  • Average daylight in March: 11h and 59min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 59min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 22min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 6.3h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 10.2h).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 4h).

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Average sunshine days in March
Champaign, IL

Average sunshine days in March - Champaign, IL
  • Average sunshine days in March: 16.1 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (19.7 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (11.8 days).

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Average UV index in March
Champaign, IL

Average UV index in March - Champaign, 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).

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Average cloud cover in March
Champaign, IL

Average cloud cover in March - Champaign, IL
  • Average cloud cover in March: 48

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 57).
The months with the least cloud cover are August and September (Cloud cover 31).

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Average visibility in March
Champaign, IL

Average visibility in March - Champaign, 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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