March weather forecast
Olympia, WA

The calm Capitol Lake overlooking the Washington State Capitol building in Olympia, Washington
The calm Capitol Lake overlooking the Washington State Capitol building in Olympia, Washington

Weather in March

March, the first month of the spring in Olympia, is a cool month, with an average temperature fluctuating between 35.8°F (2.1°C) and 51.1°F (10.6°C).

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in February - a cool 51.1°F (10.6°C). In March, the average low-temperature is 35.8°F (2.1°C).

Humidity

In March, the average relative humidity in Olympia is 86%.

Rainfall

In Olympia, during March, the rain falls for 20.4 days and regularly aggregates up to 3.94" (100mm) of precipitation. In Olympia, during the entire year, the rain falls for 177.4 days and collects up to 37.05" (941mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through March, November and December. March is the last month it regularly snows. During 1.3 snowfall days, Olympia aggregates 1.06" (27mm) of snow. In Olympia, Washington, during the entire year, snow falls for 8.7 days and aggregates up to 5.31" (135mm) of snow.

Daylight

In Olympia, the average length of the day in March is 11h and 57min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:51 am and sunset at 5:56 pm PST. On the last day of March, sunrise is at 6:52 am and sunset at 7:39 pm PDT.
Note: On Sunday, March 12. 2023, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from PST to PDT. Daylight Saving Time lasts until Sunday, November 5. 2023, at 2:00 am; consequently, the time zone reverts from PDT to PST.

Sunshine

In March, the average sunshine in Olympia, Washington, is 5.1h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in March is 3. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a medium health hazard from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
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. 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 temperature in March in Olympia?

In March, in Olympia, the average high-temperature is 51.1°F (10.6°C), and the average low-temperature is 35.8°F (2.1°C).

What is the average humidity in March in Olympia?

In Olympia, Washington, the average relative humidity in March is 86%.

How much does it rain in Olympia in March?

In Olympia, Washington, in March, during 20.4 rainfall days, 3.94" (100mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the last month it snows in Olympia?

March is the last month it regularly snows in Olympia. During 1.3 snowfall days, in March, Olympia aggregates 1.06" (27mm) of snow.

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

The average day length in March in Olympia is 11h and 57min.

When are sunrise and sunset in March in Olympia?

On the first day of March in Olympia, Washington, sunrise is at 6:51 am and sunset at 5:56 pm PST. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:52 am and sunset at 7:39 pm PDT.

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

On Sunday, March 12. 2023, at 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time starts, and the time zone changes from PST to PDT. DST ends Sunday, November 5. 2023, at 2:00 am.

How long on average sun shines in March in Olympia?

In March, the average sunshine duration in Olympia is 5.1h.

How high is the UV index in March in Olympia?

In March, the average daily maximum UV index in Olympia, Washington, is 3. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a medium hazard to health from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in March
Olympia, WA

Average temperature in March - Olympia, WA
  • Average high temperature in March: 51.1°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (78.6°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (43°F).

  • Average low temperature in March: 35.8°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (50.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (33.4°F).

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Average pressure in March
Olympia, WA

Average pressure in March - Olympia, WA
  • Average pressure in March: 30.01"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.09"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is March (30.01"Hg).

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Average wind speed in March
Olympia, WA

Average wind speed in March - Olympia, WA
  • Average wind speed in March: 4.6mph

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are March and November (4.6mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is September (3.8mph).

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Average humidity in March
Olympia, WA

Average humidity in March - Olympia, WA
  • Average humidity in March: 86%

The months with the highest relative humidity are January, November and December (89%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is July (71%).

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Average rainfall in March
Olympia, WA

Average rainfall in March - Olympia, WA
  • Average rainfall in March: 3.94"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (5.79").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is July (0.39").

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Average rainfall days in March
Olympia, WA

Average rainfall days in March - Olympia, WA
  • Average rainfall days in March: 20.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is March (20.4 days).
The month with the least rainy days is August (5.5 days).

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Average snowfall in March
Olympia, WA

Average snowfall in March - Olympia, WA
  • Average snowfall in March: 1.06"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (2.32").
The months with the least snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

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Average snowfall days in March
Olympia, WA

Average snowfall days in March - Olympia, WA
  • Average snowfall days in March: 1.3 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (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
Olympia, WA

Average daylight in March / Average sunshine in March - Olympia, WA
  • Average daylight in March: 11h and 57min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 50min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8h and 35min).

  • Average sunshine in March: 5h and 6min

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 10h and 12min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 3h and 24min).

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Average sunshine days in March
Olympia, WA

Average sunshine days in March - Olympia, WA
  • Average sunshine days in March: 8.8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is August (22.4 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is February (8.4 days).

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Average UV index in March
Olympia, WA

Average UV index in March - Olympia, WA
  • Average UV index in March: 3

The months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 5).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in March
Olympia, WA

Average cloud cover in March - Olympia, WA
  • Average cloud cover in March: 64

The months with the most cloud cover are January and December (Cloud cover 65).
The months with the least cloud cover are July and August (Cloud cover 35).

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Average visibility in March
Olympia, WA

Average visibility in March - Olympia, WA
  • Average visibility in March: 4mi

The months with the highest visibility are June, July and August (5mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November and December (4mi).

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