March weather forecast
New Orleans, LA

Commuter buses on the street in New Orleans, Louisiana
Commuter buses on the street in New Orleans, Louisiana

Weather in March

The first month of the spring, March, is a pleasant month in New Orleans, Louisiana, with temperature in the range of an average low of 58.3°F (14.6°C) and an average high of 70.7°F (21.5°C).

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature marginally rises from a comfortable 64.6°F (18.1°C) in February to an agreeable 70.7°F (21.5°C). The average low-temperature, in New Orleans, is 58.3°F (14.6°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in March in New Orleans, Louisiana, is 74%.

Rainfall

March and April are months with the least rain when the rain falls for 8.3 days and typically aggregates up to 0.43" (11mm) of rain.

Snowfall

In New Orleans, snow does not fall in February through December.

Daylight

The average length of the day in March is 12h and 1min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:25 am and sunset at 5:59 pm CST. On the last day of March, sunrise is at 6:50 am and sunset at 7:18 pm CDT.
Note: On Sunday, March 12. 2023, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from CST to CDT. Daylight Saving Time lasts until Sunday, November 5. 2023, at 2:00 am; consequently, the time zone reverts from CDT to CST.

Sunshine

In March, the average sunshine is 7.9h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in March is 5. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium vulnerability from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: In March, the average maximum UV index of 5 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against sun damage is advised. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. 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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in March in New Orleans?

In New Orleans, in March, the average high-temperature is 70.7°F (21.5°C), and the average low-temperature is 58.3°F (14.6°C).

What is the average humidity in March in New Orleans?

In March, the average relative humidity in New Orleans is 74%.

What is the driest month in New Orleans?

March and April are months with the least rain when the rain falls for 8.3 days and typically aggregates up to 0.43" (11mm) of rain.

How much does it rain in New Orleans in March?

In New Orleans, in March, during 8.3 rainfall days, 0.43" (11mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

When it does not snow in New Orleans?

February through December are months without snowfall in New Orleans, Louisiana.

How many hours of daylight does New Orleans have in March?

The average day length in March in New Orleans is 12h and 1min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in March in New Orleans?

In March, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:25 am and sunset at 5:59 pm CST. On the last day of the month, in New Orleans, sunrise is at 6:50 am and sunset at 7:18 pm CDT.

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

On Sunday, March 12. 2023, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts in New Orleans, and the time zone changes from CST to CDT. DST ends Sunday, November 5. 2023, at 2:00 am.

How long on average sun shines in March in New Orleans?

The average sunshine duration in March in New Orleans, Louisiana, is 7.9h.

What is the UV index intensity in March in New Orleans?

In March, the average daily maximum UV index is 5. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium health risk from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in March
New Orleans, LA

Average temperature in March - New Orleans, LA
  • Average high temperature in March: 70.7°F

The warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are July and August (89.4°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (60.4°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 58.3°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (79.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (48.6°F).

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Average pressure in March
New Orleans, LA

Average pressure in March - New Orleans, LA
  • Average pressure in March: 30.09"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.16"Hg).
The months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are June, August and September (29.97"Hg).

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Average wind speed in March
New Orleans, LA

Average wind speed in March - New Orleans, LA
  • Average wind speed in March: 9.6mph

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are February and April (9.8mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (6.6mph).

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Average humidity in March
New Orleans, LA

Average humidity in March - New Orleans, LA
  • Average humidity in March: 74%

The months with the highest relative humidity are February and December (77%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (71%).

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Average rainfall in March
New Orleans, LA

Average rainfall in March - New Orleans, LA
  • Average rainfall in March: 0.43"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (1.57").
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are March and April (0.43").

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Average rainfall days in March
New Orleans, LA

Average rainfall days in March - New Orleans, LA
  • Average rainfall days in March: 8.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (17.2 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (4.7 days).

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Average snowfall days in March
New Orleans, LA

Average snowfall days in March - New Orleans, LA
  • Average snowfall days in March: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (0.1 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (0 days).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
New Orleans, LA

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - New Orleans, LA
  • Average daylight in March: 12h and 1min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 2min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h and 16min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 7h and 54min

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 11h and 0min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5h and 6min).

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Average sunshine days in March
New Orleans, LA

Average sunshine days in March - New Orleans, LA
  • Average sunshine days in March: 21.4 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (23.5 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is August (8.9 days).

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Average UV index in March
New Orleans, LA

Average UV index in March - New Orleans, LA
  • Average UV index in March: 5

The months with the highest UV index are May, June, July, August and September (UV index 7).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 3).

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Average cloud cover in March
New Orleans, LA

Average cloud cover in March - New Orleans, LA
  • Average cloud cover in March: 37

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 44).
The month with the least cloud cover is October (Cloud cover 24).

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Average visibility in March
New Orleans, LA

Average visibility in March - New Orleans, LA
  • 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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