March weather forecast and climate
Providence, RI

The city of Providence, Rhode Island, reflected in the water, with a beautiful skyscape on a warm sunny day
The city of Providence, Rhode Island, reflected in the water, with a beautiful skyscape on a warm sunny day
The first month of the spring, March, is a chilly month in Providence, Rhode Island, with average temperature ranging between min 30°F (-1.1°C) and max 47.8°F (8.8°C).

Temperature

The average high-temperature, in March, is 47.8°F (8.8°C), while the average low-temperature is 30°F (-1.1°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in March is 62.9%.

Rainfall

March is the month with the most rainfall. Rain falls for 11.9 days and accumulates 5" (127.3mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through April, November and December are months with snowfall in Providence, Rhode Island.

Ocean temperature

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.

Daylight

In March, the average length of the day in Providence, Rhode Island, is 12h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in March is 7h.

UV index

In Providence, the average daily maximum UV index is 4. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium health hazard from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.
The daily maximum UV index of 4 in March interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions - Protection against sun damage is advised. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. 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. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in March in Providence?

In March, in Providence, Rhode Island, the average high-temperature is 47.8°F (8.8°C), and the average low-temperature is 30°F (-1.1°C).

What is the average humidity in March in Providence?

In Providence, the average relative humidity in March is 62.9%.

How many days does it rain in March in Providence?

In March, in Providence, Rhode Island, the rain falls for 11.9 days. Throughout March, 5" (127.3mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the wettest month in Providence?

March is the month with the most rainfall in Providence, Rhode Island. Rain falls for 11.9 days and accumulates 5" (127.3mm) of precipitation.

How much does it snow in Providence in March?

In Providence, Rhode Island, in March, snow falls for 3.5 days, with typically accumulated 5.5" (139.7mm) of snow.

What is the water temperature in March in Providence?

In Providence, Rhode Island, the average seawater temperature in March is 38.8°F (3.8°C). For swimming, this is considered extremely cold, dangerous, and life-threatening. Unless suitably protected with insulated waterproof clothing, hypothermia quickly occurs.

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

In Providence, Rhode Island, the average length of the day in March is 12h.

How long on average sun shines in March in Providence?

The average sunshine in March in Providence, Rhode Island, is 7h.

What is the UV index reading in March in Providence?

In March, the average daily maximum UV index is 4. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in March - Providence, RI
  • Average high temperature in March: 47.8°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (82.8°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (37.4°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 30°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (64.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (21°F).

Average humidity in March - Providence, RI
  • Average humidity in March: 62.9%

The month with the highest relative humidity is September (73%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (61.4%).

Average rainfall in March - Providence, RI
  • Average rainfall in March: 5"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is March (5").
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are February and July (3.3").

Average rainfall days in March - Providence, RI
  • Average rainfall days in March: 11.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (12 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is September (8.7 days).

Average snowfall in March - Providence, RI
  • Average snowfall in March: 5.5"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (9").
Months with the lowest snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

Average snowfall days in March - Providence, RI
  • Average snowfall days in March: 3.5 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (5.7 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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).

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Providence, RI
  • Average daylight in March: 12h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.2h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.2h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 7h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 9.4h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 4.8h).

Average UV index in March - Providence, RI
  • Average UV index in March: 4

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 8).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 1).

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