March weather forecast
Raleigh, NC

The George Washington statue overlooking the city buildings of Raleigh, North Carolina
The George Washington statue overlooking the city buildings of Raleigh, North Carolina

Weather in March

The first month of the spring, March, is a moderate month in Raleigh, North Carolina, with temperature in the range of an average high of 59.5°F (15.3°C) and an average low of 42.6°F (5.9°C).

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature slightly increases from a cool 53.1°F (11.7°C) in February to a moderate 59.5°F (15.3°C). The average low-temperature, in Raleigh, is 42.6°F (5.9°C).

Humidity

January, March, April, June, July and November, with an average relative humidity of 73%, are the least humid months.

Rainfall

In March, the rain falls for 14.3 days. Throughout March, 2.48" (63mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Raleigh, during the entire year, the rain falls for 163.2 days and collects up to 32.2" (818mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through March, November and December. March is the last month it regularly snows in Raleigh, North Carolina. During 0.9 snowfall days, in March, Raleigh aggregates 0.55" (14mm) of snow. Throughout the year, there are 5.7 snowfall days, and 3.82" (97mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

The average length of the day in March is 11h and 59min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:44 am and sunset at 6:09 pm EST. On the last day of March, sunrise is at 7:02 am and sunset at 7:35 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

In March, the average sunshine is 7.2h.

UV index

In March, the average daily maximum UV index is 4. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health risk from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 4 in March interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions. Light skin individuals may get burned in less than 30 minutes. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for the eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. 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 Raleigh?

In Raleigh, in March, the average high-temperature is 59.5°F (15.3°C), and the average low-temperature is 42.6°F (5.9°C).

What are the least humid months in Raleigh?

January, March, April, June, July and November, with an average relative humidity of 73%, are the least humid months in Raleigh, North Carolina.

What is the average humidity in March in Raleigh?

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

How much does it rain in Raleigh in March?

In March, the rain falls for 14.3 days. Throughout March, 2.48" (63mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the last month it snows in Raleigh?

March is the last month it regularly snows in Raleigh, North Carolina. During 0.9 snowfall days, in March, Raleigh aggregates 0.55" (14mm) of snow.

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

The average day length in March in Raleigh is 11h and 59min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in March in Raleigh?

On the first day of March, sunrise is at 6:44 am and sunset at 6:09 pm EST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:02 am and sunset at 7:35 pm EDT.

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

On Sunday, March 12. 2023, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts in Raleigh, 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 Raleigh have in March?

In Raleigh, North Carolina, the average sunshine duration in March is 7.2h.

What is the UV index reading in March in Raleigh?

In Raleigh, North Carolina, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 4. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium hazard to health from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in March
Raleigh, NC

Average temperature in March - Raleigh, NC
  • Average high temperature in March: 59.5°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (89.4°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (48°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 42.6°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (71.1°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (32.9°F).

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Average pressure in March
Raleigh, NC

Average pressure in March - Raleigh, NC
  • Average pressure in March: 30.09"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.15"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.96"Hg).

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Average wind speed in March
Raleigh, NC

Average wind speed in March - Raleigh, NC
  • Average wind speed in March: 8.1mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (8.3mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (5.3mph).

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Average humidity in March
Raleigh, NC

Average humidity in March - Raleigh, NC
  • Average humidity in March: 73%

The months with the highest relative humidity are May, September and December (76%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are January, March, April, June, July and November (73%).

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Average rainfall in March
Raleigh, NC

Average rainfall in March - Raleigh, NC
  • Average rainfall in March: 2.48"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (3.43").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is October (2.13").

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Average rainfall days in March
Raleigh, NC

Average rainfall days in March - Raleigh, NC
  • Average rainfall days in March: 14.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (18.1 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (9.1 days).

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Average snowfall in March
Raleigh, NC

Average snowfall in March - Raleigh, NC
  • Average snowfall in March: 0.55"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (1.46").
The months with the least snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

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Average snowfall days in March
Raleigh, NC

Average snowfall days in March - Raleigh, NC
  • Average snowfall days in March: 0.9 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (2.1 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Raleigh, NC

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Raleigh, NC
  • Average daylight in March: 11h and 59min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 33min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 47min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 7h and 12min

The months with the most sunshine are June and July (Average sunshine: 10h and 48min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5h and 30min).

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Average sunshine days in March
Raleigh, NC

Average sunshine days in March - Raleigh, NC
  • Average sunshine days in March: 14.2 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (19.6 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (10.5 days).

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Average UV index in March
Raleigh, NC

Average UV index in March - Raleigh, NC
  • Average UV index in March: 4

The months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 7).
The month with the lowest UV index is January (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in March
Raleigh, NC

Average cloud cover in March - Raleigh, NC
  • Average cloud cover in March: 41

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 42).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 30).

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Average visibility in March
Raleigh, NC

Average visibility in March - Raleigh, NC
  • 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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