March weather forecast
Providence, RI

The city of Providence, Rhode Island, reflected in the water
The city of Providence, Rhode Island, reflected in the water

Weather in March

The first month of the spring, March, is a frosty month in Providence, Rhode Island, with an average temperature ranging between max 44.2°F (6.8°C) and min 30.9°F (-0.6°C).

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature marginally rises from a cold 37.8°F (3.2°C) in February to a frosty 44.2°F (6.8°C). In Providence, in March, the average low-temperature is 30.9°F (-0.6°C).

Humidity

In Providence, Rhode Island, the average relative humidity in March is 74%.

Rainfall

In March, the rain falls for 11.7 days. Throughout March, 2.09" (53mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Providence, during the entire year, the rain falls for 144.3 days and collects up to 23.35" (593mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through May, November and December are months with snowfall in Providence, Rhode Island. In March, it is snowing for 4.9 days. Throughout March, 1.97" (50mm) of snow is accumulated. In Providence, during the entire year, snow falls for 22 days and aggregates up to 7.83" (199mm) of snow.

Ocean temperature

In Providence, the average seawater temperature in March is 38.8°F (3.8°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 Providence, Rhode Island, is 11h and 58min.
On the first day of March, sunrise is at 6:20 am and sunset at 5:35 pm EST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:29 am and sunset at 7:09 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

In March, the average sunshine in Providence is 6h.

UV index

January through March, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index in Providence. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health hazard from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: In March, the average maximum UV index of 2 translate into the following recommendations:
People with sensitive skin, children, and babies should always be protected from prolonged sun exposure. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. 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. 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 average humidity in March in Providence?

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

How much does it rain in Providence in March?

In Providence, in March, during 11.7 rainfall days, 2.09" (53mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How much does it snow in Providence in March?

In Providence, Rhode Island, during March, snow falls for 4.9 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.97" (50mm) of snow.

What is the ocean temperature in March in Providence?

In March, the average ocean temperature is 38.8°F (3.8°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 Providence have in March?

The average day length in March is 11h and 58min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in March in Providence?

In March, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:20 am and sunset at 5:35 pm EST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:29 am and sunset at 7:09 pm EDT.

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

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

In March, the average sunshine duration is 6h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Providence?

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

How high is the UV index in March in Providence?

The average daily maximum UV index in March in Providence, Rhode Island, is 2. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

Average temperature in March
Providence, RI

Average temperature in March - Providence, RI
  • Average high temperature in March: 44.2°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (81°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (35.1°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 30.9°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (64.9°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (23.5°F).

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Average pressure in March
Providence, RI

Average pressure in March - Providence, RI
  • Average pressure in March: 30.03"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.07").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.93").

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Average wind speed in March
Providence, RI

Average wind speed in March - Providence, RI
  • Average wind speed in March: 9.9mph

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are January, February and March (9.9mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (6.5mph).

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Average humidity in March
Providence, RI

Average humidity in March - Providence, RI
  • Average humidity in March: 74%

The month with the highest relative humidity is June (79%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (72%).

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Average rainfall in March
Providence, RI

Average rainfall in March - Providence, RI
  • Average rainfall in March: 2.09"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is April (2.4").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (1.06").

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Average rainfall days in March
Providence, RI

Average rainfall days in March - Providence, RI
  • Average rainfall days in March: 11.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (15.5 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (7.8 days).

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Average snowfall in March
Providence, RI

Average snowfall in March - Providence, RI
  • Average snowfall in March: 1.97"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (2.01").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August, September and October (0").

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Average snowfall days in March
Providence, RI

Average snowfall days in March - Providence, RI
  • Average snowfall days in March: 4.9 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (5.9 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in March
Providence, RI

Average sea temperature in March - Providence, RI
  • Average sea temperature in March: 38.7°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (69.3°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (38.1°F).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Providence, RI

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Providence, RI
  • Average daylight in March: 11h and 58min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 10min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 12min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 6h

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 10.5h).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 4.8h).

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Average sunshine days in March
Providence, RI

Average sunshine days in March - Providence, RI
  • Average sunshine days in March: 14.6 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (18.7 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is April (13.2 days).

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Average UV index in March
Providence, RI

Average UV index in March - Providence, RI
  • 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
Providence, RI

Average cloud cover in March - Providence, RI
  • Average cloud cover in March: 48

The month with the most cloud cover is March (Cloud cover 48).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 31).

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Average visibility in March
Providence, RI

Average visibility in March - Providence, RI
  • 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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