March weather forecast and climate
Columbia, SC

The Us State House of South Carolina, in Columbia, with the Wade Hampton Statue
The Us State House of South Carolina, in Columbia, with the Wade Hampton Statue

Weather in March

March, the first month of the spring, in Columbia, is an enjoyable month, with average temperature ranging between max 64.2°F (17.9°C) and min 46.9°F (8.3°C).

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature marginally rises, from a mild 57.9°F (14.4°C) in February, to a comfortable 64.2°F (17.9°C). In March, in Columbia, the average low-temperature is 46.9°F (8.3°C).

Humidity

In March, the average relative humidity is 70%.

Rainfall

In Columbia, in March, it is raining for 12.5 days, with typically 1.97" (50mm) of accumulated precipitation. In Columbia, during the entire year, the rain falls for 141.3 days and collects up to 25.28" (642mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

In Columbia snow does not fall through November.

Daylight

In Columbia, the average length of the day is 12h.

Sunshine

In Columbia, the average sunshine is 7.3h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in Columbia is 4. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: In March, the average maximum UV index of 4 translate into the following recommendations:
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 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 Columbia?

In Columbia, South Carolina, in March, the average high-temperature is 64.2°F (17.9°C), and the average low-temperature is 46.9°F (8.3°C).

What is the average humidity in March in Columbia?

In March, the average relative humidity in Columbia, South Carolina, is 70%.

How many days does it rain in March in Columbia?

In March, the rain falls for 12.5 days. Throughout March, 1.97" (50mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Does it snow in Columbia in March?

In March, in Columbia, it doesn't snow. February is the latest month when it typically snows.

When it does not snow in Columbia?

In Columbia snow does not fall in March through November.

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

In March, the average length of the day in Columbia, South Carolina, is 12h.

How many hours of sunshine does Columbia have in March?

In March, the average sunshine in Columbia is 7.3h.

What is the UV index reading in March in Columbia?

The average daily maximum UV index in March in Columbia, South Carolina, is 4. A UV Index of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health threat from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

Average temperature in March
Columbia, SC

Average temperature in March - Columbia, SC
  • Average high temperature in March: 64.2°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (91.6°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (52.9°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 46.9°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (73.8°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (37.9°F).

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Average pressure in March
Columbia, SC

Average pressure in March - Columbia, SC
  • Average pressure in March: 30.09"

Months with the highest atmospheric pressure are January, November and December (30.14").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.97").

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Average wind speed in March
Columbia, SC

Average wind speed in March - Columbia, SC
  • Average wind speed in March: 8.3mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (8.5mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (5.5mph).

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Average humidity in March
Columbia, SC

Average humidity in March - Columbia, SC
  • Average humidity in March: 70%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (74%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are January, July and November (69%).

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Average rainfall in March
Columbia, SC

Average rainfall in March - Columbia, SC
  • Average rainfall in March: 1.97"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (2.91").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (1.46").

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Average rainfall days in March
Columbia, SC

Average rainfall days in March - Columbia, SC
  • Average rainfall days in March: 12.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (16.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is October (7.3 days).

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Average snowfall in March
Columbia, SC

Average snowfall in March - Columbia, SC
  • Average snowfall in March: 0"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (0.47").
Months with the least snowfall are March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0").

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Average snowfall days in March
Columbia, SC

Average snowfall days in March - Columbia, SC
  • Average snowfall days in March: 0.1 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (0.3 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0 days).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Columbia, SC

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Columbia, SC
  • Average daylight in March: 12h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.4h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.9h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 7.3h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.7h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5.3h).

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Average sunshine days in March
Columbia, SC

Average sunshine days in March - Columbia, SC
  • Average sunshine days in March: 17.6 days

The month with the most sunshine days is October (22.7 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (11.7 days).

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Average UV index in March
Columbia, SC

Average UV index in March - Columbia, SC
  • Average UV index in March: 4

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February and December (UV index 3).

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Average cloud cover in March
Columbia, SC

Average cloud cover in March - Columbia, SC
  • Average cloud cover in March: 39

Months with the most cloud cover are February and December (Cloud cover 42).
Months with the least cloud cover are June and October (Cloud cover 29).

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Average visibility in March
Columbia, SC

Average visibility in March - Columbia, SC
  • Average visibility in March: 6mi

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

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