March weather forecast
Detroit, MI

The downtown city of Detroit, Michigan viewed from a bird
The downtown city of Detroit, Michigan viewed from a bird's eye angle

Weather in March

The first month of the spring, March, is a cold month in Detroit, Michigan, with temperature in the range of an average low of 29.7°F (-1.3°C) and an average high of 41.7°F (5.4°C).

Temperature

In Detroit, the average high-temperature in March increases from a subzero cold 31.5°F (-0.3°C) in February to a cold 41.7°F (5.4°C). The average low-temperature, in Detroit, is 29.7°F (-1.3°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in March is 76%.

Rainfall

In March, the rain falls for 10.7 days. Throughout March, 1.54" (39mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Detroit, during the entire year, the rain falls for 152.1 days and collects up to 23.43" (595mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through May, October through December are months with snowfall. In March, in Detroit, Michigan, it is snowing for 7.2 days. Throughout March, 1.1" (28mm) of snow is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 54.3 snowfall days, and 14.84" (377mm) of snow is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

In March, the average ocean temperature is 33.4°F (0.8°C).
Note: For swimming, this is considered life-threatening and very dangerous. The water feels painfully cold, and hyperventilation quickly occurs. A specialized swimsuit is mandatory to reduce thermal damage.

Daylight

The average length of the day in March in Detroit is 11h and 58min.
On the first day of March in Detroit, sunrise is at 7:06 am and sunset at 6:21 pm EST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:15 am and sunset at 7:56 pm EDT.
Note: On Sunday, March 13. 2022, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from EST to EDT. Daylight Saving Time lasts until Sunday, November 6. 2022, at 2:00 am; consequently, the time zone reverts from EDT to EST.

Sunshine

In March, the average sunshine is 5.8h.

UV index

In March, the average daily maximum UV index is 2. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 2 in March interpret into the following advice:
Most people can stay in the Sun for up to 1 hour without burning, apart from children that always must be protected from sun exposure. 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. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the average humidity in March in Detroit?

The average relative humidity in March is 76%.

How many days does it rain in March in Detroit?

In March, the rain falls for 10.7 days. Throughout March, 1.54" (39mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How much does it snow in Detroit in March?

In Detroit, in March, snow falls for 7.2 days, with typically accumulated 1.1" (28mm) of snow.

How cold is the water in March in Detroit?

In March, the average ocean temperature in Detroit is 33.4°F (0.8°C). For swimming, this is considered extremely cold, dangerous, and life-threatening. Unless suitably protected with insulated waterproof clothing, hypothermia quickly occurs.

How many hours of daylight does Detroit have in March?

In March, the average day length in Detroit is 11h and 58min.

When are sunrise and sunset in March in Detroit?

On the first day of March in Detroit, sunrise is at 7:06 am and sunset at 6:21 pm EST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:15 am and sunset at 7:56 pm EDT.

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

On Sunday, March 13. 2022, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts in Detroit, Michigan, and the time zone changes from EST to EDT. DST ends Sunday, November 6. 2022, at 2:00 am.

How many hours of sunshine does Detroit have in March?

In Detroit, the average sunshine duration in March is 5.8h.

What is the UV index reading in March in Detroit?

In Detroit, Michigan, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in March
Detroit, MI

Average temperature in March - Detroit, MI
  • Average high temperature in March: 41.7°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (79.9°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (29.3°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 29.7°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (65.8°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (19.6°F).

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Average pressure in March
Detroit, MI

Average pressure in March - Detroit, MI
  • Average pressure in March: 30.09"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.1"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.93"Hg).

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Average wind speed in March
Detroit, MI

Average wind speed in March - Detroit, MI
  • Average wind speed in March: 9.6mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (10.5mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (6.8mph).

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Average humidity in March
Detroit, MI

Average humidity in March - Detroit, MI
  • Average humidity in March: 76%

The month with the highest relative humidity is February (85%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are July and August (73%).

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Average rainfall in March
Detroit, MI

Average rainfall in March - Detroit, MI
  • Average rainfall in March: 1.54"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (2.87").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (1.22").

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Average rainfall days in March
Detroit, MI

Average rainfall days in March - Detroit, MI
  • Average rainfall days in March: 10.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (16.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (7.1 days).

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Average snowfall in March
Detroit, MI

Average snowfall in March - Detroit, MI
  • Average snowfall in March: 1.1"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (4.29").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in March
Detroit, MI

Average snowfall days in March - Detroit, MI
  • Average snowfall days in March: 7.2 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (14.5 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in March
Detroit, MI

Average sea temperature in March - Detroit, MI
  • Average sea temperature in March: 33.5°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (75.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (32.7°F).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Detroit, MI

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Detroit, MI
  • Average daylight in March: 11h and 58min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 14min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 8min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 5h and 48min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 36min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 3h and 12min).

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Average sunshine days in March
Detroit, MI

Average sunshine days in March - Detroit, MI
  • Average sunshine days in March: 13.9 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (15.2 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is February (10.7 days).

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Average UV index in March
Detroit, MI

Average UV index in March - Detroit, MI
  • Average UV index in March: 2

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

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Average cloud cover in March
Detroit, MI

Average cloud cover in March - Detroit, MI
  • Average cloud cover in March: 53

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 67).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 27).

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Average visibility in March
Detroit, MI

Average visibility in March - Detroit, MI
  • Average visibility in March: 6mi

The months with the highest visibility are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).
The month with the lowest visibility is January (5mi).

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