March weather forecast
Richmond, VA

River James in Richmond, Virginia overlooking the lit city buildings at dusk
River James in Richmond, Virginia overlooking the lit city buildings at dusk

Weather in March

The first month of the spring, March, is a mild month in Richmond, Virginia, with temperature in the range of an average high of 56.1°F (13.4°C) and an average low of 38.8°F (3.8°C).

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature slightly increases from a frosty 49.3°F (9.6°C) in February to a moderate 56.1°F (13.4°C). In Richmond, the average low-temperature is 38.8°F (3.8°C).

Humidity

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

Rainfall

In Richmond, in March, during 14.8 rainfall days, 2.68" (68mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Richmond, during the entire year, the rain falls for 154.5 days and collects up to 30.35" (771mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through April, November and December are months with snowfall. In March, in Richmond, it is snowing for 1.8 days. Throughout March, 1.61" (41mm) of snow is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Richmond, there are 10.1 snowfall days, and 7.2" (183mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

In Richmond, Virginia, the average length of the day in March is 11h and 59min.
On the first day of March in Richmond, sunrise is at 6:40 am and sunset at 6:03 pm EST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:56 am and sunset at 7:31 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 Richmond, the average sunshine in March is 6.5h.

UV index

In Richmond, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 3. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium vulnerability from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: In March, the average maximum UV index of 3 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against sunburn is recommended. 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 average humidity in March in Richmond?

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

How much does it rain in Richmond in March?

In March, the rain falls for 14.8 days. Throughout March, 2.68" (68mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How many days does it snow in March in Richmond?

In Richmond, Virginia, in March, snow falls for 1.8 days, with typically accumulated 1.61" (41mm) of snow.

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

In Richmond, the average day length in March is 11h and 59min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in March in Richmond?

On the first day of March in Richmond, sunrise is at 6:40 am and sunset at 6:03 pm EST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:56 am and sunset at 7:31 pm EDT.

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

On Sunday, March 13. 2022, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from EST to EDT. DST ends Sunday, November 6. 2022, at 2:00 am.

How long on average sun shines in March in Richmond?

The average sunshine duration in March is 6.5h.

What is the UV index reading in March in Richmond?

In Richmond, Virginia, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 3. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate vulnerability from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in March
Richmond, VA

Average temperature in March - Richmond, VA
  • Average high temperature in March: 56.1°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (90.9°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (44.6°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 38.8°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (70.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (29.7°F).

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Average pressure in March
Richmond, VA

Average pressure in March - Richmond, VA
  • Average pressure in March: 30.08"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.14"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.95"Hg).

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Average wind speed in March
Richmond, VA

Average wind speed in March - Richmond, VA
  • Average wind speed in March: 7.1mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (7.5mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (5.3mph).

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Average humidity in March
Richmond, VA

Average humidity in March - Richmond, VA
  • Average humidity in March: 74%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (78%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is July (68%).

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Average rainfall in March
Richmond, VA

Average rainfall in March - Richmond, VA
  • Average rainfall in March: 2.68"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (2.87").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (1.73").

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Average rainfall days in March
Richmond, VA

Average rainfall days in March - Richmond, VA
  • Average rainfall days in March: 14.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (17 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (9.7 days).

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Average snowfall in March
Richmond, VA

Average snowfall in March - Richmond, VA
  • Average snowfall in March: 1.61"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (2.05").
The months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

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Average snowfall days in March
Richmond, VA

Average snowfall days in March - Richmond, VA
  • Average snowfall days in March: 1.8 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (3.3 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average daylight in March /
Average sunshine in March
Richmond, VA

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Richmond, VA
  • Average daylight in March: 11h and 59min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 43min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 37min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 6h and 30min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 30min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5h and 6min).

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Average sunshine days in March
Richmond, VA

Average sunshine days in March - Richmond, VA
  • Average sunshine days in March: 14.1 days

The month with the most sunshine days is October (19.5 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is May (12.1 days).

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Average UV index in March
Richmond, VA

Average UV index in March - Richmond, VA
  • Average UV index in March: 3

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 7).
The months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in March
Richmond, VA

Average cloud cover in March - Richmond, VA
  • 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 July (Cloud cover 32).

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Average visibility in March
Richmond, VA

Average visibility in March - Richmond, VA
  • Average visibility in March: 6mi

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

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