March weather forecast
Carlsbad, NM

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Weather in March

March in Carlsbad ushers in notable changes in weather patterns as winter begins to retreat. The city experiences an increase in average temperatures, moving from 48.9°F (9.4°C) to 71.8°F (22.1°C), resulting in a significantly warmer atmosphere. March indicates a shift to longer days of sunlight and brings a balance between the chills of winter and the impending warmth of summer. This harmonious blend of weather conditions characterizes March, making it a pleasant and welcome change to the year's weather narrative.

Temperature

March's arrival coincides with a rise in the average high-temperature, moving from February's refreshing 62.1°F (16.7°C) to a pleasant 71.8°F (22.1°C). Carlsbad's March nights represent a significant downturn from the day's heat, with an average temperature of 48.9°F (9.4°C).

Humidity

In March, the average relative humidity is 30%.

Rainfall

In Carlsbad, during March, the rain falls for 4.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.63" (16mm) of precipitation. In Carlsbad, during the entire year, the rain falls for 78.1 days and collects up to 9.72" (247mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through March, November and December are months with snowfall. March is the last month it regularly snows. During 0.2 snowfall days, in March, Carlsbad aggregates 0.04" (1mm) of snow. In Carlsbad, New Mexico, during the entire year, snow falls for 4.8 days and aggregates up to 2.17" (55mm) of snow.

Daylight

The average length of the day in March in Carlsbad, New Mexico, is 12h and 1min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:23 am and sunset at 5:54 pm MST. On the last day of March, sunrise is at 6:45 am and sunset at 7:16 pm MDT.
Note: On Sunday, March 10. 2024, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from MST to MDT. Daylight Saving Time lasts until Sunday, November 3. 2024, at 2:00 am; consequently, the time zone reverts from MDT to MST.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in March is 9.3h.

UV index

In March, the average daily maximum UV index is 5. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health risk from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The maximum UV index of 5 during March leads to these instructions:
Ensure safety - Recommendations to avert sunburn are presented. Sun exposure should be minimized, especially during midday, to avoid harmful UV radiation. Equip yourself with UVA and UVB-filtering sunglasses on clear, sunny days. Be advised! The UV radiation from the Sun can be almost doubled due to the reflective properties of snow.
Updated: Feb 13, 2024 | Published by: Weather U.S. | About Us / Weather Forecasting / Data Sources

Frequently asked questions

What are March temperatures in Carlsbad?

The high-temperature, in March, in Carlsbad, is 71.8°F (22.1°C), while the low-temperature averages to 48.9°F (9.4°C).

What is the average humidity in March in Carlsbad?

In Carlsbad, the average relative humidity in March is 30%.

How many days does it rain in March in Carlsbad?

In Carlsbad, New Mexico, in March, during 4.8 rainfall days, 0.63" (16mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the last month it snows in Carlsbad?

March is the last month it regularly snows in Carlsbad, New Mexico. During 0.2 snowfall days, in March, Carlsbad aggregates 0.04" (1mm) of snow.

How many hours of daylight does Carlsbad have in March?

In Carlsbad, New Mexico, the average day length in March is 12h and 1min.

When are sunrise and sunset in March in Carlsbad?

In March, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:23 am and sunset at 5:54 pm MST. On the last day of the month, in Carlsbad, sunrise is at 6:45 am and sunset at 7:16 pm MDT.

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

On Sunday, March 10. 2024, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts in Carlsbad, and the time zone changes from MST to MDT. DST ends Sunday, November 3. 2024, at 2:00 am.

How long on average sun shines in March in Carlsbad?

In Carlsbad, New Mexico, the average sunshine duration in March is 9.3h.

How high is the UV index in March in Carlsbad?

In March, the average daily maximum UV index in Carlsbad, New Mexico, is 5. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health threat from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in March
Carlsbad, NM

Average temperature in March - Carlsbad, NM
  • Average high temperature in March: 71.8°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is June (95°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (56.3°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 48.9°F

The months with the highest average low temperature are July and August (74.8°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (37.2°F).

Average pressure in March
Carlsbad, NM

Average pressure in March - Carlsbad, NM
  • Average pressure in March: 29.96"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.12"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.83"Hg).

Average wind speed in March
Carlsbad, NM

Average wind speed in March - Carlsbad, NM
  • Average wind speed in March: 10.4mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (11.7mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are January and December (8.4mph).

Average humidity in March
Carlsbad, NM

Average humidity in March - Carlsbad, NM
  • Average humidity in March: 30%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (48%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (26%).

Average rainfall in March
Carlsbad, NM

Average rainfall in March - Carlsbad, NM
  • Average rainfall in March: 0.63"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (1.85").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (0.16").

Average rainfall days in March
Carlsbad, NM

Average rainfall days in March - Carlsbad, NM
  • Average rainfall days in March: 4.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (12.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (2.4 days).

Average snowfall in March
Carlsbad, NM

Average snowfall in March - Carlsbad, NM
  • Average snowfall in March: 0.04"

The month with the highest snowfall is December (0.67").
The months with the least snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

Average snowfall days in March
Carlsbad, NM

Average snowfall days in March - Carlsbad, NM
  • Average snowfall days in March: 0.2 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (1.9 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Carlsbad, NM

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Carlsbad, NM
  • Average daylight in March: 12h and 0min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 12min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h and 6min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 9h and 2min

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 12h and 0min).
The months with the least sunshine are February and December (Average sunshine: 7h and 6min).

Average sunshine days in March
Carlsbad, NM

Average sunshine days in March - Carlsbad, NM
  • Average sunshine days in March: 26.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (26.7 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is August (14.3 days).

Average UV index in March
Carlsbad, NM

Average UV index in March - Carlsbad, NM
  • Average UV index in March: 5

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

Average cloud cover in March
Carlsbad, NM

Average cloud cover in March - Carlsbad, NM
  • Average cloud cover in March: 18

The months with the most cloud cover are September and December (Cloud cover 19).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 11).

Average visibility in March
Carlsbad, NM

Average visibility in March - Carlsbad, NM
  • 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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