Des Moines
Iowa, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

March weather forecast and climate
Des Moines, IA

A close view of city buildings in Des Moines, Iowa
A close view of city buildings in Des Moines, Iowa
March, the first month of the spring, in Des Moines, is a frosty month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 48.9°F (9.4°C) and an average low of 29.7°F (-1.3°C).

Temperature

In Des Moines, the average high-temperature in March rises, from a wintry 36.1°F (2.3°C) in February, to a chilly 48.9°F (9.4°C). The average low-temperature, in March, is 29.7°F (-1.3°C).

Humidity

In March, the average relative humidity in Des Moines is 67.9%.

Rainfall

In Des Moines, during March, the rain falls for 9.7 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.3" (58.4mm) of precipitation. In Des Moines, during the entire year, the rain falls for 113.4 days and collects up to 36" (914.9mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through April, October through December are months with snowfall. In Des Moines, snow falls for 3.2 days, with typically accumulated 5.2" (132.1mm) of snow. Throughout the year, in Des Moines, Iowa, there are 24.8 snowfall days, and 35.3" (896.7mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

In Des Moines, the average length of the day is 12h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in March is 6.6h.

UV index

In Des Moines, Iowa, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 4. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 4 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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.

What is the temperature in March in Des Moines?

In March, the average high-temperature is 48.9°F (9.4°C), and the average low-temperature is 29.7°F (-1.3°C).

What is the average humidity in March in Des Moines?

In March, the average relative humidity is 67.9%.

How much does it rain in Des Moines in March?

In Des Moines, Iowa, during March, the rain falls for 9.7 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.3" (58.4mm) of precipitation.

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

In Des Moines, Iowa, in March, during 3.2 snowfall days, 5.2" (132.1mm) 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 long on average sun shines in March in Des Moines?

The average sunshine in March in Des Moines, Iowa, is 6.6h.

How high is the UV index in March in Des Moines?

In Des Moines, Iowa, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 4. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in March - Des Moines, IA
  • Average high temperature in March: 49°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (85.7°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (31°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 29.7°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (66.8°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (14.3°F).

Average humidity in March - Des Moines, IA
  • Average humidity in March: 67.9%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (74.6%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (63%).

Average rainfall in March - Des Moines, IA
  • Average rainfall in March: 2.3"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (4.9").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is January (1").

Average rainfall days in March - Des Moines, IA
  • Average rainfall days in March: 9.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (12.5 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is January (7.5 days).

Average snowfall in March - Des Moines, IA
  • Average snowfall in March: 5.2"

The month with the highest snowfall is December (9").
Months with the lowest snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0").

Average snowfall days in March - Des Moines, IA
  • Average snowfall days in March: 3.2 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (6.5 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are May, June, July, August and September (0 days).

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 shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.2h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 6.6h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.9h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 4.2h).

Average UV index in March - Des Moines, IA
  • Average UV index in March: 4

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 9).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 1).