March weather forecast
New York, NY

The sunset view over skyscrapers in New York City, USA
The sunset view over skyscrapers in New York City, USA

Weather in March

The first month of the spring, March, is a frosty month in New York, New York, with an average temperature varying between 46.4°F (8°C) and 34.2°F (1.2°C).

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature slightly increases from a wintry 39.2°F (4°C) in February to a chilly 46.4°F (8°C). In New York, the average low-temperature is 34.2°F (1.2°C).

Humidity

In March, the average relative humidity is 73%.

Rainfall

In New York, during March, the rain falls for 12.7 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.83" (72mm) of precipitation. Throughout the year, in New York, there are 169 rainfall days, and 36.65" (931mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in New York are January through April, November and December. The month with the most snowfall in New York is March, when snow falls for 4.1 days and typically aggregates up to 2.64" (67mm) of snow.

Ocean temperature

In March, the average ocean temperature is 40.1°F (4.5°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

In March, the average length of the day in New York is 11h and 58min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:29 am and sunset at 5:47 pm EST. On the last day of March, in New York, sunrise is at 6:40 am and sunset at 7:19 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

The average sunshine in March is 6.3h.

UV index

The months with the lowest UV index in New York are January through March, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low threat to health from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
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 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 New York?

In New York, in March, the average high-temperature is 46.4°F (8°C), and the average low-temperature is 34.2°F (1.2°C).

What is the average humidity in March in New York?

In March, the average relative humidity in New York, New York, is 73%.

How many days does it rain in March in New York?

In March, the rain falls for 12.7 days. Throughout March, 2.83" (72mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

When does it snow the most in New York?

March is the month with the most snowfall. Snow falls for 4.1 days and accumulates 2.64" (67mm) of snow.

How many days does it snow in March in New York?

In New York, in March, snow falls for 4.1 days, with typically accumulated 2.64" (67mm) of snow.

What is the water temperature in March in New York?

In New York, New York, the average seawater temperature in March is 40.1°F (4.5°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 New York?

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

When is the sunrise / sunset in March in New York?

On the first day of March in New York, sunrise is at 6:29 am and sunset at 5:47 pm EST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:40 am and sunset at 7:19 pm EDT.

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

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

In March, the average sunshine duration is 6.3h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in New York?

The months with the lowest UV index in New York are January through March, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2.

What is the UV index intensity in March in New York?

In New York, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal hazard to health from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in March
New York, NY

Average temperature in March - New York, NY
  • Average high temperature in March: 46.4°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (82.9°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (36.5°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 34.2°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (69.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (26.1°F).

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Average pressure in March
New York, NY

Average pressure in March - New York, NY
  • Average pressure in March: 30.05"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
New York, NY

Average wind speed in March - New York, NY
  • Average wind speed in March: 9.8mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (9.9mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (6.6mph).

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Average humidity in March
New York, NY

Average humidity in March - New York, NY
  • Average humidity in March: 73%

The months with the highest relative humidity are February and December (76%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is August (70%).

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Average rainfall in March
New York, NY

Average rainfall in March - New York, NY
  • Average rainfall in March: 2.83"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (4.02").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (2.17").

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Average rainfall days in March
New York, NY

Average rainfall days in March - New York, NY
  • Average rainfall days in March: 12.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (18.5 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (9.1 days).

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Average snowfall in March
New York, NY

Average snowfall in March - New York, NY
  • Average snowfall in March: 2.64"

The month with the highest snowfall is March (2.64").
The months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

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Average snowfall days in March
New York, NY

Average snowfall days in March - New York, NY
  • Average snowfall days in March: 4.1 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (5.8 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in March
New York, NY

Average sea temperature in March - New York, NY
  • Average sea temperature in March: 40.2°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (74.1°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (39.7°F).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
New York, NY

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - New York, NY
  • Average daylight in March: 11h and 58min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 2min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 19min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 6h and 18min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 30min).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 4h and 42min).

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Average sunshine days in March
New York, NY

Average sunshine days in March - New York, NY
  • Average sunshine days in March: 14.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (17.9 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is June (9.8 days).

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Average UV index in March
New York, NY

Average UV index in March - New York, NY
  • 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, February, March, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in March
New York, NY

Average cloud cover in March - New York, NY
  • Average cloud cover in March: 47

The months with the most cloud cover are February, March and December (Cloud cover 47).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 30).

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Average visibility in March
New York, NY

Average visibility in March - New York, NY
  • 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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