Columbia
South Carolina, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

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
March, the first month of the spring, in Columbia, is an agreeable month, with average temperature fluctuating between 68.2°F (20.1°C) and 43°F (6.1°C).

Temperature

In Columbia, the average high-temperature marginally rises, from a moderate 60.3°F (15.7°C) in February, to an agreeable 68.2°F (20.1°C). In March, in Columbia, the average low-temperature is 43°F (6.1°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in March is 64.6%.

Rainfall

In Columbia, South Carolina, during March, the rain falls for 8.6 days and regularly aggregates up to 3.7" (94.7mm) of precipitation. Throughout the year, in Columbia, there are 106.7 rainfall days, and 44.6" (1132.4mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through March and December. March is the last month it regularly snows. During 0.1 snowfall days, in March, Columbia aggregates 0.1" (2.5mm) of snow. In Columbia, during the entire year, snow falls for 1 days, and aggregates up to 1.5" (38mm) of snow.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

In March, the average sunshine in Columbia is 7.7h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in Columbia, South Carolina, is 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 6 in March transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against the skin and eye damage is required. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. 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.

What is the temperature in March in Columbia?

In Columbia, South Carolina, in March, the average high-temperature is 68.2°F (20.1°C), and the average low-temperature is 43°F (6.1°C).

What is the average humidity in March in Columbia?

The average relative humidity in March in Columbia, South Carolina, is 64.6%.

How many days does it rain in March in Columbia?

In March, in Columbia, the rain falls for 8.6 days. Throughout March, 3.7" (94.7mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the last month it snows in Columbia?

March is the last month it regularly snows. During 0.1 snowfall days, in March, Columbia aggregates 0.1" (2.5mm) of snow.

How many hours of daylight does Columbia have in March?

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

How many hours of sunshine does Columbia have in March?

In Columbia, the average sunshine in March is 7.7h.

What is the UV index intensity in March in Columbia?

In March, the average daily maximum UV index in Columbia is 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in March - Columbia, SC
  • Average high temperature in March: 68.2°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (92.7°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (56°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 43°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (71.6°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (33.7°F).

Average humidity in March - Columbia, SC
  • Average humidity in March: 64.6%

The month with the highest relative humidity is August (76.5%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (62.1%).

Average rainfall in March - Columbia, SC
  • Average rainfall in March: 3.7"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (5.5").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is April (2.6").

Average rainfall days in March - Columbia, SC
  • Average rainfall days in March: 8.6 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (11.8 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is October (7 days).

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

The month with the highest snowfall is January (0.8").
Months with the lowest snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0").

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 January (0.5 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0 days).

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 shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.9h).

  • Average sunshine in March: 7.7h

The month with most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 9.4h).
Months with least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 5.6).

Average UV index in March - Columbia, SC
  • Average UV index in March: 6

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 10).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 3).