March weather forecast
Columbus, OH

An evening autumn view of the cityscape of Columbus, Ohio
An evening autumn view of the cityscape of Columbus, Ohio

Weather in March

The first month of the spring, March, is a chilly month in Columbus, Ohio, with an average temperature fluctuating between 33.8°F (1°C) and 49.1°F (9.5°C).

Temperature

In Columbus, the average high-temperature in March increases from a cold 37.6°F (3.1°C) in February to a frosty 49.1°F (9.5°C). In March, the average low-temperature is 33.8°F (1°C).

Humidity

In Columbus, the average relative humidity in March is 74%.

Rainfall

In March, in Columbus, the rain falls for 13.8 days. Throughout March, 2.68" (68mm) of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 164.3 rainfall days, and 30.55" (776mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through April, October through December are months with snowfall in Columbus. In Columbus, snow falls for 5.6 days, with typically accumulated 2.01" (51mm) of snow. In Columbus, during the entire year, snow falls for 42.3 days and aggregates up to 12.28" (312mm) of snow.

Daylight

In Columbus, the average length of the day in March is 11h and 59min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:05 am and sunset at 6:23 pm EST. On the last day of March, sunrise is at 7:17 am and sunset at 7:54 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 Columbus, the average sunshine in March is 6h.

UV index

In Columbus, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 3. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a medium health hazard from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 3 in March transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions. Light skin individuals may get burned in less than 30 minutes. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. 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 Columbus?

In March, in Columbus, the average high-temperature is 49.1°F (9.5°C), and the average low-temperature is 33.8°F (1°C).

What is the average humidity in March in Columbus?

In Columbus, Ohio, the average relative humidity in March is 74%.

How many days does it rain in March in Columbus?

In March, the rain falls for 13.8 days. Throughout March, 2.68" (68mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How many days does it snow in March in Columbus?

In March, in Columbus, Ohio, it is snowing for 5.6 days. Throughout March, 2.01" (51mm) of snow is accumulated.

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

The average day length in March in Columbus, Ohio, is 11h and 59min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in March in Columbus?

In March, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:05 am and sunset at 6:23 pm EST. On the last day of the month, in Columbus, sunrise is at 7:17 am and sunset at 7:54 pm EDT.

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

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

In March, the average sunshine duration in Columbus is 6h.

What is the UV index reading in March in Columbus?

In March, the average daily maximum UV index in Columbus is 3. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate vulnerability from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in March
Columbus, OH

Average temperature in March - Columbus, OH
  • Average high temperature in March: 49.1°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (83.1°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (33.4°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 33.8°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (65.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (21.6°F).

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Average pressure in March
Columbus, OH

Average pressure in March - Columbus, OH
  • Average pressure in March: 30.09"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.14"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.94"Hg).

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Average wind speed in March
Columbus, OH

Average wind speed in March - Columbus, OH
  • Average wind speed in March: 8.9mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (9.4mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (5.5mph).

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Average humidity in March
Columbus, OH

Average humidity in March - Columbus, OH
  • Average humidity in March: 74%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (82%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (73%).

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Average rainfall in March
Columbus, OH

Average rainfall in March - Columbus, OH
  • Average rainfall in March: 2.68"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (3.62").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (1.69").

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Average rainfall days in March
Columbus, OH

Average rainfall days in March - Columbus, OH
  • Average rainfall days in March: 13.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (18.4 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (9.1 days).

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Average snowfall in March
Columbus, OH

Average snowfall in March - Columbus, OH
  • Average snowfall in March: 2.01"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (3.31").
The months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in March
Columbus, OH

Average snowfall days in March - Columbus, OH
  • Average snowfall days in March: 5.6 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (12.9 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
Columbus, OH

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Columbus, OH
  • Average daylight in March: 11h and 59min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 58min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 23min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 6h and 0min

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 10h and 24min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 3h and 30min).

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Average sunshine days in March
Columbus, OH

Average sunshine days in March - Columbus, OH
  • Average sunshine days in March: 12.9 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (16.6 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is May (10.1 days).

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Average UV index in March
Columbus, OH

Average UV index in March - Columbus, OH
  • Average UV index in March: 3

The months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 6).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in March
Columbus, OH

Average cloud cover in March - Columbus, OH
  • Average cloud cover in March: 52

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 63).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 29).

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Average visibility in March
Columbus, OH

Average visibility in March - Columbus, OH
  • Average visibility in March: 6mi

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

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