March weather forecast
Amherst, NY

Weather in March

The first month of the spring, March, is a cold month in Amherst, New York, with an average temperature varying between 27.9°F (-2.3°C) and 40.6°F (4.8°C).

Temperature

In Amherst, the average high-temperature in March increases from a subzero cold 31.3°F (-0.4°C) in February to a wintry 40.6°F (4.8°C). In Amherst, the average low-temperature is 27.9°F (-2.3°C).

Humidity

In March, the average relative humidity in Amherst is 80%.

Rainfall

In March, in Amherst, the rain falls for 12.4 days. Throughout March, 2.17" (55mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Amherst, New York, during the entire year, the rain falls for 169.2 days and collects up to 28.15" (715mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through May, October through December are months with snowfall in Amherst. In Amherst, during 12.4 snowfall days, 4.02" (102mm) of snow is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 77.2 snowfall days, and 30.94" (786mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

In March, the average length of the day is 11h and 58min.
On the first day of March, sunrise is at 6:50 am and sunset at 6:04 pm EST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:58 am and sunset at 7:39 pm EDT.
Note: On Sunday, March 12. 2023, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from EST to EDT. Daylight Saving Time lasts until Sunday, November 5. 2023, at 2:00 am; consequently, the time zone reverts from EDT to EST.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in March is 4.8h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in March is 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low threat to health from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: In March, the average maximum UV index of 2 translate into the following recommendations:
Extended sun exposure is not an issue for the majority. Children, infants, and fair-skinned individuals always need to be protected. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in March in Amherst?

In Amherst, in March, the average high-temperature is 40.6°F (4.8°C), and the average low-temperature is 27.9°F (-2.3°C).

What is the average humidity in March in Amherst?

In March, the average relative humidity in Amherst, New York, is 80%.

How much does it rain in Amherst in March?

In Amherst, New York, in March, during 12.4 rainfall days, 2.17" (55mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How many days does it snow in March in Amherst?

In March, it is snowing for 12.4 days. Throughout March, 4.02" (102mm) of snow is accumulated.

How many hours of daylight does Amherst have in March?

The average day length in March in Amherst, New York, is 11h and 58min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in March in Amherst?

On the first day of March in Amherst, sunrise is at 6:50 am and sunset at 6:04 pm EST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:58 am and sunset at 7:39 pm EDT.

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

On Sunday, March 12. 2023, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts in Amherst, New York, and the time zone changes from EST to EDT. DST ends Sunday, November 5. 2023, at 2:00 am.

How many hours of sunshine does Amherst have in March?

In March, the average sunshine duration is 4.8h.

What is the UV index reading in March in Amherst?

In March, the average daily maximum UV index in Amherst, New York, is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in March
Amherst, NY

Average temperature in March - Amherst, NY
  • Average high temperature in March: 40.6°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (79.5°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (29.3°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 27.9°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (63.1°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (19.4°F).

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Average pressure in March
Amherst, NY

Average pressure in March - Amherst, NY
  • Average pressure in March: 30.08"Hg

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

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Average wind speed in March
Amherst, NY

Average wind speed in March - Amherst, NY
  • Average wind speed in March: 9.3mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (11mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (6.7mph).

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Average humidity in March
Amherst, NY

Average humidity in March - Amherst, NY
  • Average humidity in March: 80%

The months with the highest relative humidity are January and February (85%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are July, August and September (74%).

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Average rainfall in March
Amherst, NY

Average rainfall in March - Amherst, NY
  • Average rainfall in March: 2.17"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (2.87").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (1.81").

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Average rainfall days in March
Amherst, NY

Average rainfall days in March - Amherst, NY
  • Average rainfall days in March: 12.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (17.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (7.6 days).

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Average snowfall in March
Amherst, NY

Average snowfall in March - Amherst, NY
  • Average snowfall in March: 4.02"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (7.64").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in March
Amherst, NY

Average snowfall days in March - Amherst, NY
  • Average snowfall days in March: 12.4 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (19 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Amherst, NY

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Amherst, NY
  • 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: 4h and 48min

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
Amherst, NY

Average sunshine days in March - Amherst, NY
  • Average sunshine days in March: 9.9 days

The month with the most sunshine days is September (12.5 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is January (6.3 days).

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Average UV index in March
Amherst, NY

Average UV index in March - Amherst, NY
  • Average UV index in March: 2

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

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Average cloud cover in March
Amherst, NY

Average cloud cover in March - Amherst, NY
  • Average cloud cover in March: 62

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 77).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 30).

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Average visibility in March
Amherst, NY

Average visibility in March - Amherst, NY
  • Average visibility in March: 5mi

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

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