March weather forecast and climate
Traverse City, MI

Stunning golden - brown colorful trees around the scenic Traverse City, Michigan
Stunning golden - brown colorful trees around the scenic Traverse City, Michigan

Weather in March

The first month of the spring, March, is a wintry month in Traverse City, Michigan, with average temperature ranging between max 35.8°F (2.1°C) and min 25°F (-3.9°C).

Temperature

In Traverse City, the average high-temperature in March rises, from a freezing cold 26.4°F (-3.1°C) in February, to a wintry 35.8°F (2.1°C). In March, the average low-temperature is 25°F (-3.9°C).

Humidity

In March, the average relative humidity in Traverse City, Michigan, is 82%.

Rainfall

In Traverse City, during March, the rain falls for 7 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.55" (14mm) of precipitation. In Traverse City, Michigan, during the entire year, the rain falls for 94.8 days and collects up to 8.35" (212mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through May, October through December. In Traverse City, Michigan,, during 8.3 snowfall days, 1.26" (32mm) of snow is typically accumulated. In Traverse City, during the entire year, snow falls for 62.8 days, and aggregates up to 10.67" (271mm) of snow.

Ocean temperature

Months with the coldest seawater in Traverse City are February and March, with an average ocean temperature of 35.4°F (1.9°C).
Note: For swimming, this is considered extremely cold, dangerous, and life-threatening. Unless suitably protected with insulated waterproof clothing, hypothermia quickly occurs.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Traverse City is 5h.

UV index

January through March, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health hazard from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 1 in March transform into the following instructions:
For the majority, extended sun exposure is not of great concern. Infants and people with sensitive skin must always be protected. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.
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FAQ

What is the average humidity in March in Traverse City?

In March, the average relative humidity is 82%.

How much does it rain in Traverse City in March?

In March, in Traverse City, Michigan, the rain falls for 7 days. Throughout March, 0.55" (14mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How many days does it snow in March in Traverse City?

In Traverse City, Michigan, in March, during 8.3 snowfall days, 1.26" (32mm) of snow is typically accumulated.

What months are the ocean coldest in Traverse City?

February and March, with an average ocean temperature of 35.4°F (1.9°C), are months with the coldest seawater.

How cold is the water in March in Traverse City?

In Traverse City, the average seawater temperature in March is 35.4°F (1.9°C). For swimming, this is considered extremely cold, dangerous, and life-threatening. Unless suitably protected with insulated waterproof clothing, hypothermia quickly occurs.

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

In March, the average length of the day in Traverse City, Michigan, is 12h.

How long on average sun shines in March in Traverse City?

In Traverse City, the average sunshine in March is 5h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Traverse City?

Months with the lowest UV index in Traverse City are January through March, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1.

What is the UV index reading in March in Traverse City?

In March, the average daily maximum UV index in Traverse City, Michigan, is 1. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

Average temperature in March
Traverse City, MI

Average temperature in March - Traverse City, MI
  • Average high temperature in March: 35.8°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (73.6°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (25.7°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 25°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (59.5°F).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January and February (18.1°F).

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Average pressure in March
Traverse City, MI

Average pressure in March - Traverse City, MI
  • Average pressure in March: 30.09"

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

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Average wind speed in March
Traverse City, MI

Average wind speed in March - Traverse City, MI
  • Average wind speed in March: 10.4mph

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are January and December (12mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (7.4mph).

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Average humidity in March
Traverse City, MI

Average humidity in March - Traverse City, MI
  • Average humidity in March: 82%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (87%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are April and May (77%).

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Average rainfall in March
Traverse City, MI

Average rainfall in March - Traverse City, MI
  • Average rainfall in March: 0.55"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (0.98").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (0.47").

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Average rainfall days in March
Traverse City, MI

Average rainfall days in March - Traverse City, MI
  • Average rainfall days in March: 7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (11.5 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (2.1 days).

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Average snowfall in March
Traverse City, MI

Average snowfall in March - Traverse City, MI
  • Average snowfall in March: 1.26"

Months with the highest snowfall are January and November (2.2").
Months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in March
Traverse City, MI

Average snowfall days in March - Traverse City, MI
  • Average snowfall days in March: 8.3 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (15.6 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in March
Traverse City, MI

Average sea temperature in March - Traverse City, MI
  • Average sea temperature in March: 35.4°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (69.7°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (35.4°F).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Traverse City, MI

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Traverse City, MI
  • Average daylight in March: 12h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.5h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8.9h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 5h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.3h).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 1.8h).

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Average sunshine days in March
Traverse City, MI

Average sunshine days in March - Traverse City, MI
  • Average sunshine days in March: 18.8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is March (18.8 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is February (14.6 days).

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Average UV index in March
Traverse City, MI

Average UV index in March - Traverse City, MI
  • Average UV index in March: 1

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 5).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, November and December (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in March
Traverse City, MI

Average cloud cover in March - Traverse City, MI
  • Average cloud cover in March: 59

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 82).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 29).

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Average visibility in March
Traverse City, MI

Average visibility in March - Traverse City, MI
  • Average visibility in March: 6mi

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

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