March weather forecast and climate
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

March, the first month of the spring, in New York, is a chilly month, with average temperature ranging between max 46.4°F (8°C) and min 34.2°F (1.2°C).

Temperature

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

Humidity

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

Rainfall

In New York, it is raining for 12.7 days, with typically 2.83" (72mm) of accumulated precipitation. In New York, New York, during the entire year, the rain falls for 169 days and collects up to 36.65" (931mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through April, November and December. March is the month with the most snowfall. Snow falls for 4.1 days and accumulates 2.64" (67mm) of snow.

Ocean temperature

In March, the average ocean temperature in New York 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 is 12h.

Sunshine

In New York, the average sunshine is 6.3h.

UV index

January through March, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index in New York. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 2 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. 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?

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

What is the average humidity in March in New York?

The average relative humidity in March in New York is 73%.

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

In New York, New York, in March, during 12.7 rainfall days, 2.83" (72mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

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

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

What is the snowiest month in New York?

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

How cold is the water in March in New York?

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

How many hours of daylight does New York have in March?

In March, the average length of the day in New York is 12h.

How many hours of sunshine does New York have in March?

The average sunshine in March in New York, New York, is 6.3h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in New York?

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

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

The average daily maximum UV index in March in New York is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

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"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.1").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.93").

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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%

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").
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).
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: 12h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.1h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.3h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 6.3h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.5h).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 4.7h).

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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

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 6).
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

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

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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