March weather forecast
Grand Rapids, MI

The vast cityscape of Grand Rapids, a moderately large town in Michigan and two visible bridges across the river
The vast cityscape of Grand Rapids, a moderately large town in Michigan and two visible bridges across the river

Weather in March

March, the first month of the spring in Grand Rapids, is a wintry month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 27.9°F (-2.3°C) and an average high of 42.1°F (5.6°C).

Temperature

In Grand Rapids, the average high-temperature in March rises from a subzero cold 30.6°F (-0.8°C) in February to a cold 42.1°F (5.6°C). In March, the average low-temperature is 27.9°F (-2.3°C).

Humidity

In Grand Rapids, the average relative humidity in March is 77%.

Rainfall

March is the month with the least rainfall. Rain falls for 8.2 days and accumulates 0.47" (12mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through April, November and December are months with snowfall in Grand Rapids. In Grand Rapids, Michigan, in March, during 6.5 snowfall days, 0.51" (13mm) of snow is typically accumulated. In Grand Rapids, during the entire year, snow falls for 44.5 days and aggregates up to 5.51" (140mm) of snow.

Daylight

In Grand Rapids, the average length of the day in March is 11h and 58min.
On the first day of March in Grand Rapids, sunrise is at 7:17 am and sunset at 6:31 pm EST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:25 am and sunset at 8:07 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 Grand Rapids, the average sunshine in March is 5.5h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in March is 2. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health hazard from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 2 in March transform into the following instructions:
Extended sun exposure is not an issue for the majority. Children, infants, and fair-skinned individuals always need to be protected. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for the 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. 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 Grand Rapids?

In Grand Rapids, the average relative humidity in March is 77%.

What is the driest month in Grand Rapids?

The month with the least rainfall in Grand Rapids is March, when the rain falls for 8.2 days and typically collects 0.47" (12mm) of precipitation.

How much does it rain in Grand Rapids in March?

In Grand Rapids, Michigan, in March, during 8.2 rainfall days, 0.47" (12mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How many days does it snow in March in Grand Rapids?

In March, it is snowing for 6.5 days. Throughout March, 0.51" (13mm) of snow is accumulated.

How many hours of daylight does Grand Rapids have in March?

The average day length in March in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is 11h and 58min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in March in Grand Rapids?

On the first day of March in Grand Rapids, sunrise is at 7:17 am and sunset at 6:31 pm EST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:25 am and sunset at 8:07 pm EDT.

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

On Sunday, March 13. 2022, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts in Grand Rapids, 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 Grand Rapids have in March?

In March, the average sunshine duration in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is 5.5h.

What is the UV index intensity in March in Grand Rapids?

In Grand Rapids, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in March
Grand Rapids, MI

Average temperature in March - Grand Rapids, MI
  • Average high temperature in March: 42.1°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (79.7°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (27.7°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 27.9°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (61.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (18.7°F).

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Average pressure in March
Grand Rapids, MI

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

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is March (30.09"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.92"Hg).

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Average wind speed in March
Grand Rapids, MI

Average wind speed in March - Grand Rapids, MI
  • Average wind speed in March: 9.3mph

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

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Average humidity in March
Grand Rapids, MI

Average humidity in March - Grand Rapids, MI
  • Average humidity in March: 77%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (87%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (75%).

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Average rainfall in March
Grand Rapids, MI

Average rainfall in March - Grand Rapids, MI
  • Average rainfall in March: 0.47"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (1.14").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is March (0.47").

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Average rainfall days in March
Grand Rapids, MI

Average rainfall days in March - Grand Rapids, MI
  • Average rainfall days in March: 8.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (13 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (3.8 days).

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Average snowfall in March
Grand Rapids, MI

Average snowfall in March - Grand Rapids, MI
  • Average snowfall in March: 0.51"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (1.57").
The months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

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Average snowfall days in March
Grand Rapids, MI

Average snowfall days in March - Grand Rapids, MI
  • Average snowfall days in March: 6.5 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (11.5 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Grand Rapids, MI

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

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 18min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 4min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 5h and 30min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 18min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 2h and 18min).

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Average sunshine days in March
Grand Rapids, MI

Average sunshine days in March - Grand Rapids, MI
  • Average sunshine days in March: 17.8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is September (21 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is April (13.4 days).

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Average UV index in March
Grand Rapids, MI

Average UV index in March - Grand Rapids, MI
  • Average UV index in March: 2

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

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Average cloud cover in March
Grand Rapids, MI

Average cloud cover in March - Grand Rapids, MI
  • Average cloud cover in March: 54

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 75).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 30).

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Average visibility in March
Grand Rapids, MI

Average visibility in March - Grand Rapids, MI
  • Average visibility in March: 6mi

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

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