March weather forecast
Kansas City, KS

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Weather in March

March signals a definitive transition from winter to spring for Kansas City. Warmer temperatures start to replace the frosty conditions of January and February. Rainfall totals increase noticeably, making this month one of the wetter periods of the year. Furthermore, daylight hours extend significantly, allowing more time for outdoor activities. Nevertheless, the weather is still relatively cool, especially during the early part of the month.

Temperature

March's arrival signals an increase in average high-temperatures, moving from February's wintry 41°F (5°C) to a cool 54°F (12.2°C). In March, the average low-temperature is a cold 37.2°F (2.9°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in March is 73%.

Rainfall

In March, in Kansas City, the rain falls for 11.7 days. Throughout March, 1.57" (40mm) of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Kansas City, there are 129.2 rainfall days, and 20.75" (527mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through May, October through December. In Kansas City, in March, during 1.9 snowfall days, 0.59" (15mm) of snow is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Kansas City, there are 16.5 snowfall days, and 4.69" (119mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

In March, the average length of the day is 11h and 59min.
On the first day of March, sunrise is at 6:49 am and sunset at 6:11 pm CST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:03 am and sunset at 7:41 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 Kansas City is 6.4h.

UV index

In Kansas City, Kansas, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 4. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a moderate threat to health from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: An average UV index of 4 in March transforms into this advice:
Be mindful. Those with pale skin might receive burns in fewer than 30 minutes. Direct Sun exposure should be minimized especially during midday when radiation is most intense. By wearing a generously brimmed hat, you can cut UV radiation exposure significantly. Guard yourself! Snow reflection can almost double the UV radiation from the Sun.
Updated: Feb 12, 2024
Published by: Weather U.S. | About Us
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Frequently asked questions

What are March temperatures in Kansas City?

The average high-temperature and low-temperature in Kansas City during March are 54°F (12.2°C) and 37.2°F (2.9°C) respectively.

What is the average humidity in March in Kansas City?

The average relative humidity in March in Kansas City is 73%.

How much does it rain in Kansas City in March?

In Kansas City, Kansas, during March, the rain falls for 11.7 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.57" (40mm) of precipitation.

How much does it snow in Kansas City in March?

In Kansas City, Kansas, in March, snow falls for 1.9 days, with typically accumulated 0.59" (15mm) of snow.

What is the average length of the day in March in Kansas City?

In Kansas City, Kansas, the average day length in March is 11h and 59min.

When are sunrise and sunset in March in Kansas City?

On the first day of March in Kansas City, Kansas, sunrise is at 6:49 am and sunset at 6:11 pm CST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:03 am and sunset at 7:41 pm CDT.

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

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

How many hours of sunshine does Kansas City have in March?

The average sunshine duration in March in Kansas City is 6.4h.

How high is the UV index in March in Kansas City?

In March, the average daily maximum UV index in Kansas City, Kansas, is 4. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate vulnerability from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in March
Kansas City, KS

Average temperature in March - Kansas City, KS
  • Average high temperature in March: 54°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (86.9°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (37°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 37.2°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (68.7°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (22.6°F).

Average pressure in March
Kansas City, KS

Average pressure in March - Kansas City, KS
  • Average pressure in March: 30.05"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.17"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.89"Hg).

Average wind speed in March
Kansas City, KS

Average wind speed in March - Kansas City, KS
  • Average wind speed in March: 9.8mph

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are February, March and April (9.8mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (6.3mph).

Average humidity in March
Kansas City, KS

Average humidity in March - Kansas City, KS
  • Average humidity in March: 73%

The months with the highest relative humidity are May and June (78%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (69%).

Average rainfall in March
Kansas City, KS

Average rainfall in March - Kansas City, KS
  • Average rainfall in March: 1.57"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (3.07").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (0.59").

Average rainfall days in March
Kansas City, KS

Average rainfall days in March - Kansas City, KS
  • Average rainfall days in March: 11.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (16.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (4.8 days).

Average snowfall in March
Kansas City, KS

Average snowfall in March - Kansas City, KS
  • Average snowfall in March: 0.59"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (1.81").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

Average snowfall days in March
Kansas City, KS

Average snowfall days in March - Kansas City, KS
  • Average snowfall days in March: 1.9 days

The months with the highest number of snowfall days are January and February (4.8 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Kansas City, KS

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Kansas City, KS
  • Average daylight in March: 12h and 0min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 54min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 30min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 6h and 2min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 30min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 5h and 6min).

Average sunshine days in March
Kansas City, KS

Average sunshine days in March - Kansas City, KS
  • Average sunshine days in March: 16.1 days

The month with the most sunshine days is December (22.4 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is May (11.5 days).

Average UV index in March
Kansas City, KS

Average UV index in March - Kansas City, KS
  • Average UV index in March: 4

The months with the highest UV index are May, 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
Kansas City, KS

Average cloud cover in March - Kansas City, KS
  • Average cloud cover in March: 46

The month with the most cloud cover is March (Cloud cover 46).
The months with the least cloud cover are July and August (Cloud cover 26).

Average visibility in March
Kansas City, KS

Average visibility in March - Kansas City, KS
  • 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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