March weather forecast and climate
New Bedford, MA

Amazing stonework looking over at the white Breakwater Entrance Lighthouse in the New Bedford Harbor, Massachusetts, boats, and cityscape on the other side
Amazing stonework looking over at the white Breakwater Entrance Lighthouse in the New Bedford Harbor, Massachusetts, boats, and cityscape on the other side
March, the first month of the spring, in New Bedford, is a chilly month, with average temperature fluctuating between 31.1°F (-0.5°C) and 45.1°F (7.3°C).

Temperature

In New Bedford, in March, the average high-temperature is 45.1°F (7.3°C), and the average low-temperature is 31.1°F (-0.5°C).

Rainfall

The wettest months are March and August, with an average 4.2" (106.7mm) of rainfall.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through April, November and December.

Ocean temperature

In New Bedford, Massachusetts, in March, the average water temperature is 38.7°F (3.7°C). For swimming, this is considered very dangerous and immediately life-threatening. Total loss of breathing control instantly occurs, and clear thinking becomes almost impossible. A specialized swimsuit is obligatory to minimize thermal loss.

Daylight

In New Bedford, the average length of the day is 12h.

Sunshine

In New Bedford, the average sunshine in March is 7h.

UV index

In New Bedford, the average UV index in March is 4.

What is the temperature in March in New Bedford?

In March, in New Bedford, Massachusetts, the average high-temperature is 45.1°F (7.3°C), and the average low-temperature is 31.1°F (-0.5°C).

How many days does it rain in March in New Bedford?

In New Bedford, Massachusetts, in March, during 11 rainfall days, 4.2" (106.7mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the wettest month in New Bedford?

The wettest months in New Bedford are March and August, with an average 4.2" (106.7mm) of rainfall.

How much does it snow in New Bedford in March?

Throughout March, in New Bedford, 5.9" (149.9mm) of snow is accumulated.

How cold is the water in March in New Bedford?

In New Bedford, in March, the average water temperature is 38.7°F (3.7°C). For swimming, this is considered very dangerous and immediately life-threatening. Total loss of breathing control instantly occurs, and clear thinking becomes almost impossible. A specialized swimsuit is obligatory to minimize thermal loss.

What is the average length of the day in March in New Bedford?

In March, the average length of the day is 12h.

How many hours of sunshine does New Bedford have in March?

The average sunshine in March in New Bedford, Massachusetts, is 7h.

How high is the UV index in March in New Bedford?

In New Bedford, Massachusetts, the average UV index in March is 4.
Average temperature in March - New Bedford, MA
  • Average high temperature in March: 45.1°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (80°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (37.5°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 31.1°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (64.7°F).
Coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January and February (23.5°F).

Average rainfall in March - New Bedford, MA
  • Average rainfall in March: 4.2"

Wettest months (with the highest rainfall) are March and August (4.2").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is July (2.9").

Average rainfall days in March - New Bedford, MA
  • Average rainfall days in March: 11 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are January, March, April, May and December (11 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are September and October (8 days).

Average snowfall in March - New Bedford, MA
  • Average snowfall in March: 5.9"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (9.7").
Months with the lowest snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

Average sea temperature in March - New Bedford, MA
  • Average sea temperature in March: 38.6°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (68.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (38.2°F).

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - New Bedford, MA
  • 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: 7h

Months with most sunshine are June and July (Average sunshine: 9h).
Months with least sunshine are January, November and December (Average sunshine: 5).

Average UV index in March - New Bedford, MA
  • Average UV index in March: 4

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 8).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 1).

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