March weather forecast and climate
Des Moines, IA

City buildings in Des Moines, Iowa
City buildings in Des Moines, Iowa

Weather in March

The first month of the spring, March, is a chilly month in Des Moines, Iowa, with average temperature ranging between min 32.2°F (0.1°C) and max 47.5°F (8.6°C).

Temperature

In Des Moines, the average high-temperature in March significantly increases, from a cold 32.4°F (0.2°C) in February, to a frosty 47.5°F (8.6°C). In Des Moines, the average low-temperature is 32.2°F (0.1°C).

Humidity

In March, the average relative humidity in Des Moines, Iowa, is 75%.

Rainfall

In Des Moines, during 8.7 rainfall days, 1.02" (26mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 114.4 rainfall days, and 16.38" (416mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through May, October through December. In Des Moines, during 4.6 snowfall days, 0.98" (25mm) of snow is typically accumulated. In Des Moines, during the entire year, snow falls for 30.9 days, and aggregates up to 7.36" (187mm) of snow.

Daylight

The average length of the day in Des Moines is 12h.

Sunshine

In March, the average sunshine in Des Moines, Iowa, is 6h.

UV index

In March, the average daily maximum UV index in Des Moines, Iowa, is 3. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health risk from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 3 interpret into the following advice:
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. 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. 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 temperature in March in Des Moines?

In March, in Des Moines, the average high-temperature is 47.5°F (8.6°C), and the average low-temperature is 32.2°F (0.1°C).

What is the average humidity in March in Des Moines?

In March, the average relative humidity is 75%.

How many days does it rain in March in Des Moines?

In Des Moines, in March, it is raining for 8.7 days, with typically 1.02" (26mm) of accumulated precipitation.

How much does it snow in Des Moines in March?

In Des Moines, Iowa, in March, during 4.6 snowfall days, 0.98" (25mm) of snow is typically accumulated.

What is the average length of the day in March in Des Moines?

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

How many hours of sunshine does Des Moines have in March?

The average sunshine in March in Des Moines, Iowa, is 6h.

What is the UV index reading in March in Des Moines?

In Des Moines, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 3. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium health risk from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

Average temperature in March
Des Moines, IA

Average temperature in March - Des Moines, IA
  • Average high temperature in March: 47.5°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (83.1°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (28.2°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 32.2°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (65.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (15.1°F).

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Average pressure in March
Des Moines, IA

Average pressure in March - Des Moines, IA
  • Average pressure in March: 30.07"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.16").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.88").

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Average wind speed in March
Des Moines, IA

Average wind speed in March - Des Moines, IA
  • Average wind speed in March: 10.3mph

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are January, February, March and April (10.3mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are July and August (7mph).

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Average humidity in March
Des Moines, IA

Average humidity in March - Des Moines, IA
  • Average humidity in March: 75%

Months with the highest relative humidity are January and June (82%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (70%).

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Average rainfall in March
Des Moines, IA

Average rainfall in March - Des Moines, IA
  • Average rainfall in March: 1.02"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (2.76").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (0.47").

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Average rainfall days in March
Des Moines, IA

Average rainfall days in March - Des Moines, IA
  • Average rainfall days in March: 8.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (15.9 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (3 days).

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Average snowfall in March
Des Moines, IA

Average snowfall in March - Des Moines, IA
  • Average snowfall in March: 0.98"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (2.24").
Months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in March
Des Moines, IA

Average snowfall days in March - Des Moines, IA
  • Average snowfall days in March: 4.6 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (8.7 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
Des Moines, IA

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Des Moines, IA
  • Average daylight in March: 12h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.2h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.2h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 6h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.3h).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 4.3h).

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Average sunshine days in March
Des Moines, IA

Average sunshine days in March - Des Moines, IA
  • Average sunshine days in March: 18 days

The month with the most sunshine days is December (22.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is June (12.2 days).

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Average UV index in March
Des Moines, IA

Average UV index in March - Des Moines, IA
  • Average UV index in March: 3

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 6).
The month with the lowest UV index is January (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in March
Des Moines, IA

Average cloud cover in March - Des Moines, IA
  • Average cloud cover in March: 50

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 54).
Months with the least cloud cover are July and September (Cloud cover 29).

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Average visibility in March
Des Moines, IA

Average visibility in March - Des Moines, IA
  • Average visibility in March: 6mi

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

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