March weather forecast and climate
Rochester, NY

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Weather in March

March, the first month of the spring, in Rochester, is a cold month, with average temperature varying between 28°F (-2.2°C) and 39.7°F (4.3°C).

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature slightly increases, from a freezing cold 31.5°F (-0.3°C) in February, to a wintry 39.7°F (4.3°C). In March, the average low-temperature is 28°F (-2.2°C).

Humidity

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

Rainfall

In Rochester, during March, the rain falls for 12.2 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.05" (52mm) of precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 172.4 rainfall days, and 29.45" (748mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through May, October through December. In Rochester, snow falls for 11.4 days, with typically accumulated 2.8" (71mm) of snow. Throughout the year, in Rochester, there are 70.9 snowfall days, and 27.44" (697mm) of snow is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

The month with the coldest seawater is March, with an average ocean temperature of 35.8°F (2.1°C).
Note: For swimming, this is considered very dangerous and immediately life-threatening. Total loss of breathing control instantly occurs, and clear thinking becomes almost impossible. A specialized swimsuit is obligatory to minimize thermal loss.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

In Rochester, the average sunshine in March is 5.2h.

UV index

In Rochester, the average daily maximum UV index is 2. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health hazard from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 2 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. 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 temperature in March in Rochester?

The average high-temperature, in March, is 39.7°F (4.3°C), while the average low-temperature is 28°F (-2.2°C).

What is the average humidity in March in Rochester?

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

How many days does it rain in March in Rochester?

In Rochester, New York, during March, the rain falls for 12.2 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.05" (52mm) of precipitation.

How many days does it snow in March in Rochester?

In Rochester, New York, in March, snow falls for 11.4 days, with typically accumulated 2.8" (71mm) of snow.

When is the ocean coldest in Rochester?

The month with the coldest seawater is March, with an average ocean temperature of 35.8°F (2.1°C).

What is the ocean temperature in March in Rochester?

In Rochester, the average seawater temperature in March is 35.8°F (2.1°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.

What is the average length of the day in March in Rochester?

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

How many hours of sunshine does Rochester have in March?

In March, the average sunshine in Rochester, New York, is 5.2h.

What is the UV index intensity in March in Rochester?

In March, the average daily maximum UV index in Rochester is 2. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in March
Rochester, NY

Average temperature in March - Rochester, NY
  • Average high temperature in March: 39.7°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (77.9°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (29.3°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 28°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (63°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (19.8°F).

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Average pressure in March
Rochester, NY

Average pressure in March - Rochester, NY
  • Average pressure in March: 30.07"

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

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Average wind speed in March
Rochester, NY

Average wind speed in March - Rochester, NY
  • Average wind speed in March: 10.4mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (11.6mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (7mph).

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Average humidity in March
Rochester, NY

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

Months with the highest relative humidity are January and February (84%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are August and September (76%).

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Average rainfall in March
Rochester, NY

Average rainfall in March - Rochester, NY
  • Average rainfall in March: 2.05"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (2.99").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (1.85").

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Average rainfall days in March
Rochester, NY

Average rainfall days in March - Rochester, NY
  • Average rainfall days in March: 12.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (18.7 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (7.8 days).

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Average snowfall in March
Rochester, NY

Average snowfall in March - Rochester, NY
  • Average snowfall in March: 2.8"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (7.01").
Months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in March
Rochester, NY

Average snowfall days in March - Rochester, NY
  • Average snowfall days in March: 11.4 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (17.6 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in March
Rochester, NY

Average sea temperature in March - Rochester, NY
  • Average sea temperature in March: 35.8°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (73°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (35.8°F).

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

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Rochester, NY
  • Average daylight in March: 12h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.3h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 5.2h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.6h).
Months with the least sunshine are January and February (Average sunshine: 2.7).

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Average sunshine days in March
Rochester, NY

Average sunshine days in March - Rochester, NY
  • Average sunshine days in March: 9.6 days

The month with the most sunshine days is September (13.9 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is February (6.7 days).

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Average UV index in March
Rochester, NY

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

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

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Average cloud cover in March
Rochester, NY

Average cloud cover in March - Rochester, NY
  • Average cloud cover in March: 60

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 74).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 28).

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Average visibility in March
Rochester, NY

Average visibility in March - Rochester, NY
  • Average visibility in March: 6mi

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

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